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Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale
2,862 Ratings
Boddingtons Pub AleBoddingtons Pub Ale

Brewed by:
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 10-20-2001

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

Photo of Long813
2.57/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

G: Pint Glass

A: Clear golden body with two inches of creamy white head. Good retention and moderate lacing.

S: Very faint caramel, some light hops. Aroma is very weak

T: Caramel, apple, light hops. Again the flavour is very weak and bland.

M: Light bodied and light carbonation. Feels watery and leaves a slight bitter finish.

D: It's easy to drink b/c it's so bland, but I would not seek this out an buy it again. All around it is a weak beer.

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Photo of samtrillo
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of karst
2.54/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

You will need to practice with the nitro can or learn to lap beer off the table (alcohol abuse?). Brought over for a evening of tasting by a fellow brewclub member as we plan our next tour for local brews. Very showy clear amber with tall nitrogen head that puts on a great reverse cascade that ultimatedy builds a foamy white head in the "Bruewtus" weitbier glass. The whipped cream lace and 1 finger head persist for the duration of the glass.

Clean floral dextrinous aroma.

Thin single dimensional malt flavor.

Initially smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
Body is light. Starts with some malt sweetness, but thins as the nitrogen pulls down the carbonation causing the mouthfeel to resemble flat beer.

Hops very understated and for my palate too weak. Never found any bitterness- I prefer a little "goodbye" in the aftertase.

I would not reccomend it from the nitro can unless you just like watching reverse cascades ;>)

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Photo of stella77artois
2.76/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nosavingsaccount
1.5/5  rDev -53%

Photo of scottum
2.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy amber with a nice white head. Creamy smooth. A bit of a malty sweet with a lack luster bitter. The ending/aftertaste is slightly unpleasant. Better than American macros, but not a super beer by any means. Without the nitro I'm sure this would be just another crappy beer.

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Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of magine
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a Amber color brew with a massive creamy white head. Great lacing - and excellent head retention.

Smells of mild malts and very faint floral.

Tastes extreamly creamy initially from that massive creamy head. Then has a easy drinking, sweet malt taste and a minor floral flavor. The tastes are very understated but not in a bad way, it works very well.

This brew may be the easiest brew to drink I have ever had that tastes very good. An absolute delight to drink the brew. It is a very, very sessionable brew. Could drink by the truck loads. Wow - think Guinness, but lighter and more appealing to the masses.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: That cascading draught pour never disappoints! You are left with a deep golden brew with great clarity and a white pillow of head on top.

Aroma: Some caramel malt. Not much here but nothing bad.

Taste: Nice smoothness up front due to the creamy head. No hops in here but a good grain presence. Slight toasty flavor but mostly caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Real creamy feel (due to the nitrogen widget). High drinkability and lighter side of medium bodied.

Final Thoughts: I can understand why this beer isn't highly rated but I think it deserves credit for being very unique (at least for those of us who live in the US). It would be the perfect session beer for an evening in a British pub. Although it doesn't have much flavor to offer, there is nothing off about the taste.

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Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of jackndan
4.19/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Boddintons: English pub ale. Very creamy beer. Thick amber color, thick dense head. Incredibly smooth and sweet. Very easy to drink, highly recommended.

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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 trytoketchup
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do not write reviews.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear golden color with a thick head that formed after the cascading effect of the nitro-can. The smell is a bit floral and malty. The taste is bitter but not overpowering. It is well balanced with the malt. The mouthfeel is full and creamy but not chewy. I find this to be a delightful beer which I have enjoyed on many occasions and hope to do so again.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mojohawk21
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

for what it is,its a good ale, it takes about 9 to get buzzed but goes down smoother than anything, almost just vanishes as soon as it hits your lips.,making drinking 9 of these pretty easy.

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Photo of ultrasrs
2.92/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Backer2004
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Beerookie below does amuch better job of describing the appearnce of a Boddington's Pub Ale poured out of a Nitro can, especially the effects of the widget for the twofold foaming. Good carbonation and lacing as well. No bitterness at all, almost too creamy and mild. This makes it an exceptionally easy pint to drink. Wouldn't mind a bit more hoppiness but no problems overall here.

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Photo of gilgar
4.08/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGuapo
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

creamy and silky silky smooth. a mild body that went right down. it was truly enjoyable to throw back. felt great all the way down. quality pub ale and truly top shelf

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Photo of proc
3.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel like I'm going against the grain here and rating this somewhat higher than the rest, but I enjoy this beer. Its a blond Guinness. I have no problem with blonds or brunettes (or redheads for that matter). This pours to a very, Guineess-like creamy sideshow and settles into a very, low carbinated thirst-quencher. These go down very quickly.

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Photo of everetends
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at Fado's in Atlanta.

A: A beautiful golden brown with a huge creamy head. Head stuck with the beer during the entire glass. Good lacing as a result. Great to look at.

S: A smell of sweet malt and hops.

T: Creamy malt with a bit of hoppy after taste. This is beer is a little thinner than expect, but I good beer nontheless.

M: Once again, a bit thin (a little watery). Still has a good creamy texture once you get past the thinness.

D: If you are at a pub that has no micros, its a good choice to break the monotony of Guinness and Newcastle.

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