Boddingtons Pub Ale | Boddingtons

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74
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2,813 Ratings
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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:
2,813
Reviews:
1,130
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
20.38%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
441
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,813 |  Reviews: 1,130
Photo of Remdog
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of McMatt7
3.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of toppoop
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of chewy6935
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of dnichols
2.04/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I poured a pint from a nitro-can into a challis.

A: This is a very, very light straw yellow with a pure white head. The head lingered deep into the experience and reminded me of whipped cream.

S: Hardly any aroma was discernable. There was a whiff of alcohol and otherwise the only order was of yeast.

T: Bland. Nothing spectacular or even notable. There is a hint of malt and a bitter aftertaste that fades quickly after each swallow.

M: Silky smooth with a bit of bitter edge that leaves a sour residual in my mouth.

D: I had a difficult time finishing even half a pint. I could drink this beer all night longÂ…but why do it.

Comment: Another unremarkable product from our friends across the pond. Despite my love of ales I guess when consuming products from the empire the sun never set on I will stick with fish and chips.

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Photo of GreyGhost4
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Photo of Caskaway
2/5  rDev -37.3%

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 matty
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colored beer with a slowly fading rich head.Aroma is grainy.Taste is creamy and also grainy.It is smooth and drinkable and goes down very easy.Probably a summer time beer since it is very lager like.I would recommend and would purchase this again.

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Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.13/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Easy to knock back. Smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of KingBiscuit
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of atigerlife
3.56/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20 oz. nitro can served rather cold.

The nitro can becomes evident immediately after opening since it is hard not to have this spill on the table. The nitro also creates a think, creamy white head. Very nice lacing. Pours a clear golden/honey color.

The smell is quite light with some detectable malt and that may be all.

The taste has light malt with some hints of tart apples in the back.

It has a nice, light mouthfeel. Very low carbonation with a light body. Quite creamy. Overall, this beer is very drinkable. The low carbonation makes it go down smooth. While it is not a particularly interesting or complex beer, it is a good beer if stuck in a bar with a limited selection and hanging around with friends [that's how I ended up with it].

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Photo of diablo14
2.71/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

like so many things out of manchester- david beckham, oasis, man city, boddingtons is fairly overrated. not a terrible beer for sure, but i can think of several others ahead of it in the priorities.

very fluffly looking beer. cloudy but light yellow color with a thick creamy draught style head, it looks like it could blow away if a strong gust of wind went near it. nothing to report in the smell department (it 'smelled liked a beer' to quote my g/f) the flavor is also amiss, with no real malt sensations tho some honey style sweetness could be detected. no power in the AV either (3.8 here).
thin bodied, but easy to drink but thoroughly lacking in character overall. however, theres enuff there to be able to drink it and enjoy without feeling like youre compromising the standards.

its a shame that this is one of the most readily available english ales available over here, because there are just so many better. but then a suppose for the beer drinking appreciation levels of most aussies, im almost certain theyd think this was one of the most tasty and complex beers theyd ever tried. i suppose in the end it shows how good english brewers are. even their dud beers are drinkable.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of afinepilsner
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint nitro-can

Boddingtons Pub Ale was a clear golden color with a perfect white head. The head had great retention and left some lacing. The nose was lightly malty. The taste was light malt, a little fruity, with a little hops and dry finish. The mouthfeel was light and creamy with low carbontion.
When I opened this beer it gushed out all over the counter. I guess thats why it says "carefully open" on the back of the can.

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Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Chilling out with the hipsters at the Observatory in SanTana, CA and just doin' in right well.

As far as an English beverage goes, Leslie Howard this is not. No, Raul would not fly over the Bay of Biscay, disguising himself as Winston Churchill, sipping on one of these thangs as the plane goes down in flames. At the end of the day, though, it is palatable and tasty enough to have another. It's not Kate Beckinsale "tasty and palatable," but I think you feel me, my children.

Yep!

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Photo of Enola
2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a cloudy cream color that quicly clears up into a golden color with a creamy head. There is a slight smell of vanilla. The taste is like a watered down ipa. It has a certain degree of bite with it. The mouthfeel is quite bitter. A lasting bitterness in the aftertaste that is less than desireable. The drinkability is average but this is not a beer I will likely purchase again.

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Photo of nick76
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The aroma is malty and yeast with a bit of plastic and grass. The appearance is light amber with a creamy head but not a large head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall this one is not as good the second time as the first. I feel like it's got adjuncts in it.

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Photo of DaveRinn
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of constantine_272
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of watermelonman
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The can popped with a gargle, and poured to a lovely golden color. It's got the Guinness-like bubble waterfall going on. Once that clears, it leaves a nice head that lasts for the duration of the pint. This is definitely one of the best-looking beers I've had recently.

Unfortunately, the smell and taste don't quite live up to the precedent set by the beer's appearance. It smells potent, but it isn't. The flavor is decent but nothing exciting.

A decent beer overall, but that look was just too much to live up to.

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