hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a draft pour at the Holiday Inn Express here on the Waterfront in Leith (Edinburgh, Scotland) this was a clear amber pour with a fluffy white head and lots of lacing. Nose is weak however, with just a hint of malts and hops. Mouthfeel a bit thin Flavor is caramel malts and some light floral hops. Finish is mildly bitter. Not too much to get excited about here but drinkable.
tkrjukoff (4287) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber with thick and rich white head.
Cannot sense much of aroma, weak fruity maybe. Fruity, slight sweetness and hoppyness flavor. Round and lean on palate. Finish is sweet and bitter, nice.
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Swan with Two Nicks in Worcester. This is almost comically bad. Hard candy flavour in the mouth and such a pale shadow of its former self. I remember having it in the early 90s and being very impressed with this as a session bitter. Now? Oh dear.
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh dear. My memories of Manchester Boddies are of a delicious, pale straw hoppy bitter. This is a parody of that beer. Pale brown, little aroma, mild hop and malt balanced flavour with pleasant aftertaste but too bland to have real character. Not that bad, but a good example of how a big brewer can ruin a great beer
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2008
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 What used to be one of the more unique bitters in England is now a sorry shadow of its former self. Used to be a very pale, straw colour with a unique flavour, the brewers bastardised it in order to appeal to the masses. Bought out by the notorious Whitbread and subsequently bought by InBev it now lacks any qualities even now it’s brewed by the excellent Hydes. Mostly sold in nitrokeg, it’s no better when sold as a real ale. One to avoid.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap in the Griffin, Monmouth, Wales. Boddingtons is a fine example of good beers that have gone down hill since big companies bought them out. I remember when Boddies had a rich creamy flavour and was smooth as it went down. However this time was a very watery pint with a weird bitter hint to it. Appearance is a clear light sunflower colour.
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Pale yellow amber color with a average fully lasting, creamy off-white head. Aroam is moderate malty, grain, toasted, light yeasty, butterbiscuit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery.
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[CASK: The Shakespear, Manchester 30/10/06] Was hpoing for a nice ’Cream of Manchester’ - despite the fact the brewery has recently close when I tried it. I got it, a nice tasting an pleasant flavour, much better that when I comes fron a bloody can!
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is caramel and biscuity, not to much hops but whats there seems to be for bittering. Taste is similar overly biscuity almost skunky with the hops which dont seem cricket however easily drinkable.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2006
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark gold. Virtually no aroma appreciable. Thin, miserable stuff with slight malt and less bitterness.