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 (2122) - 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 (34434) - 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 (5596) - 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.
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught: Deep golden to light amber coloured, firm, small creamy layer; faint fruity, grainy nose; light bitter flavour, light bodied; short, fruity bitter finish. Not a very impressive brew........
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 31, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of sulphur, some hoppiness. Slightly hazy light amber with a white nitro-style head. Taste is not huge, but malty, some hops, malts carry through, bitter at the end. Pretty stable brew if there’s nothing better.
scotty (1047) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Have not had this in cask form for many years, this is a VERY pale shadow of its former self. This is thin and lacks on all counts.