Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

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74
okay
2,818 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful
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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boddingtons
England, United Kingdom
inbev.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,818
Reviews:
1,130
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
20.38%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
441
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,818 |  Reviews: 1,130
Photo of porters4life
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdt88
2.45/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DioS
3.31/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cd34
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wattie83
3.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
2.61/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, adjunct, hint of hop, slight sugar, and a hint of tea. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, hint of adjunct, slight sugar, hint of caramel malt, hint of tea, and a hint of hops. Overall, adjunct flavors are detrimental and the feel is too sharp.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.43/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours like cement- creamy light tan head that would be appealing if the orange-copper body instead offered some contrast, รก la porter or stout. Smells like sawdust and raw grain. Tastes like sawdust and raw grain, with some cream of corn and a very unpleasant metallic, nearly tangy, finish. Bubblegum come up on the burps. As bad as this is, the feel is worse- again, the nitrogen creaminess doesn't work well with this flavor profile. It's like drinking dusty half and half.
The core flavors are fine, right alongside the usual macrobrew beers, but the flawed aftertaste and horrible decision to make it nitro turn this a pretty unpleasant experience.

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Photo of beansbobby
4.12/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was pretty much all I drank while studying abroad in the UK as an American. Great body, unique flavor, and smooth going down. A bit like Guinness, but on far less steroids. Not amazing, but decent, and certainly worth trying a pint at your nearest pub/hole in the wall with an English dish.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I believe this is more of an English Blonde Ale, not a Pale Ale, so let's just keep that in mind guys, okay?

The pour on this is incredible. Foam gushing straight from the crack of the can, and as you pour it, the head oxygenates and stays steady at 1 finger. The color is a charming goldish blonde, with just a hint of opaque glassiness to it.

The aromas linger around bright fruits - apple and pear mainly, and a golden baked malt body, with a hint of wort and rye bread.

The flavor brings more of those apple notes out, with a surprisingly bright and crisp flavor profile. Floral, starchy malts marry with a pinch of hop to create balance, and it ends on what I imagine a humid British brewery's air would taste like. Some slight sour bitterness accompanies the profile...otherwise, nothing wrong here.

Feel is creamy thanks to the widget in the can, and mildly carbonated to keep it from getting stuck from its thickness. Semi dry parch at the end.

Overall I don't understand the complaining. This is a fabulous sessionable pub ale with all the right points. It's not the best beer in the world, but I'll gladly have another. Very decent.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jodio
2.59/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AfricanPete14
3.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer lives up to its description and pours one of the finest heads and colors I have ever seen. A nice thick head with a darkish red/brown color. It has a strong caramel malt smell with grains. The taste is very malty with and a bitter aftertaste with a bread taste as well. The mouthfeel isn't that great however with it's weak carbonation.

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Photo of mattyrubes
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Looks great, feels great, smells okay and tastes okay. Definitely not up to great beer standards but it's not bad.

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Photo of LDEFINIS
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kamahl16
4.11/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.38/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Oleg85
3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joecaputi
2.96/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

not like an ale that comes to mind when reflecting on my days in yorkshire but, hey, good to wash down greasy food because it goes down like iced tea.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zythophile
3.89/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Can Date: none
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Appearance is a clear dark gold with a fine head that lingers. It pours a milky tan, and it's usually entertaining to watch it settle.

Smell is pleasant, but not complex. It's mostly honey, then there's banana and grain.

Taste is like a bitter banana bread, walnuts and all. There's not a whole lot else in substantial quantity, but it's plenty easy as a session beer. There's not a whole lot of depth, and the initial taste quickly fades to the grain component.

The feel is pretty mellow, probably due to the carbonation means.

A plenty adequate brew available seemingly everywhere.

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Boddingtons Pub Ale from Boddingtons
3.19 out of 5 based on 2,818 ratings.
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