Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
BA SCORE
3.18/5
2,844 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,418
Reviews:
1,139
Ratings:
2,844
pDev:
20.44%
Bros Score:
2.25
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
456
Trade:
0
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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.09/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Guinness 250th Anniversary tulip pint glass.

I originally had this during my Boilermaker days for the beer passport deal over at Chumley's. I figured I'd give it another go, now that I've gotten further into the world of beer. It pours a clear light orange-copper (bronze, maybe?) topped by a half-finger of white froth that stoically hangs around for quite some time. The nose is nearly objectionable, with notes of funky wheat and corn coupled with bland puffed rice. Hmm. The taste comprises a very blunt bitterness (kinda like hard water), some very light wheat, and flowers (I think they're daisies). The body is light, with a light carbonation and a thickish, milky feel. Man, I think I remember something quite different, definitely less objectionable.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a nostalgic beer, as it has served as breakfast food for a few memorable camping trips with my wife.

A: The appearance is really fabulous. The beer is transparent and pale yellow, with pockets of carbonation bubbles throughout. The head is a gorgeous, white froth that lingers indefinitely.

S: Aromas are of fruits, pale malts. Overall, the beer doesn't emit a big scent, but what's there is ok.

T: The flavor of the beer is straightforward and simple. There isn't a lot going on, but I don't find the beer to be offensive either. It's malty with a sweet flavor that lingers on the tongue for several seconds after each sip.

M: The feel is definitely set up for success by the nitro-can. Smooth and creamy. The beer is thin to medium bodied.

D: Overall, an ok beer. While I wouldn't necessarily seek it out, I often select it when at a pub offering little to no craft beer options.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
2.16/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - light copper with a half of an inch of pure white, soft, dense, creamy, head that has great retention

S - grainy, faintly musty, a bit sweet

T - sweet, corn, grains, metallic, apples

M - light bodied, thin, little carbonation

Everything about this beer is pretty solid...except how it tastes and smells! It's metallic and off putting, sweet and grainy, thin and watery. This a very poor example of the style. Ignore!

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Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of imbibehour
3.07/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the nitro can into a nonic pint glass.

Nitro pour, brings a cascading giant crowd of bubbles, eventually rising and slowing to a 2 inch super creamy nitrous light tan head with maybe some orange hues picked up from the body. Body color is a real nice crystal clear copper orange, but no visible rising carbonation.

Nose is grainy. Clean. A sense of dried barley and a kind of bitterness that doesn't seem to come from hops. Not really that impressive or intriguing, not off putting though.

Palate fills with a large creamy mouthfeel. Unfortunately there isn't any flavor, it just feels and tastes like thick plain styrofoam. Aftertaste is where all the flavor is strangely. Some grainy qualities matching the nose, but a real metallic lingering bitterness and finish. Some very faint caramel hides in the back with some sweetness, but there's an off putting dry bitter and metal grainy character that I can't get away from. Slightly tinny.

Overall it's drinkable but really not that enjoyable, and it tastes cheap. Much better ones out there than this.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.27/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of Billolick
4.08/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this common brew on tap (nitro). As expected it arrived with a huge super creamy head which dissolved into a smaller creamy head. This brew is all about the mouthfeel. velvet in a glass. Malty nose, sweet malt center. Notes of honey, vanilla, flowers. tasty stuff. Mildly hoppped. Super pleasant summer quaffer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a gentle hazy orange to brown color with a one finger soft white foamy head that once it dissipated there was some really nice soapy clingy lacing gracing the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice English maltiness (construed to some as being "soapy") but if anything I understand it to be the English malts aligning themselves with the fuggles hops. So, eventually, a decent sweet toffee with a light caramel does come out. The taste was mainly sweet with a toasty edge to it. Light toffee comes forth and spreads out around my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body and rolls really smooth and creamy all around. Overall, pretty nice English pale ale when one looks at it as the style.

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Photo of jwc215
3.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured golden cream-colored with a substantial head that lasted the entire drink. Like the other nitro-can ales, the beauty of the drink was in its appearance above all. It has a beautiful cascading effect.
There was not much of an aroma. Nothing bad, just hardly present. Maybe some very subtle malty hints.
The taste was not great, but not bad. Felt very smooth going down. Overall, the taste and mouthfeel were like a slightly fruity creaminess.
Despite its lack of substantial taste, it is really quite drinkable. Nothing offensive in either, just a creamy taste and feeling.

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Photo of Duff27
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Tone
2.61/5  rDev -17.9%
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 Lare453
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of smartassboiler
1/5  rDev -68.6%

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Confession: I'm bad at reading directions. Just went off and recklessly opened this can, not realizing I was supposed to do so "carefully", and "Sppssshhh", it went out the can, on my leg, all over the chair. Well, now the foam seems to have been settled, time to drink it...
Clear amber color, solid 1", tight cap of creamy white foam above, in for the long haul. Looks nice.
Aroma is light citrus, small hops,soft and creamy, but pleasant.
Taste: it's there, lightly fruity, touch of hops, a touch sour (?, but altogether smooth. Slim body, neglible finish, this ale quits the mouth with a quickness. I understand the appeal of pub ales, but it just doesn't apply in my case. Generally, I like ales with bigger flavor than this, but you can't knock it's popularity, and it delivers to those who subscribe. Not for me, though.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.19/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed in October 2004 at The Prince of Wales Pub in San Mateo, CA. Spilled about an ounce of it all over the counter after I "thought" I opened it slow enough. Pour was beautiful as most nitro cans do. A huge creamy head the slowly faded but still had a bit left at the end of the glass. Didn't smell much. Maybe a bit like Guinness. Some roasted malts. Not a real strong scent. A bit more carbonation than expected. Tastes of malt, maybe a hop or two and maybe a very very slight fruit taste (lemon?). Still went down very nicely. Kind of an odd taste. A hard to describe taste. Not bad, but just strange. Decent enough brew though.

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Photo of aasher
3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can this has Guinness esque activity, meaning it's very foamy and smooth and keeps moving while you're waiting for it. It is a light gold in color and has a two finger off white head. It even looks creamy. The smell is similar to that of a Belgian pale. It has a nice honey sweetness. It smells great. The flavors too are similar to a Belgian pale with honey. I had this after a Poppaskull and the honey kept resonating. Again, it's very creamy making the mouthfeel outstanding, especially for the style. It's nitro tap smooth and drinks light. This beer is delicious. I can't believe I'd never tried it before. As another BA put it, this is "white" Guinness.

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Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -5.7%

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Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 2,844 ratings
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