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Boddingtons Cask

 (RETIRED)
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InBev UK
Formerly brewed at Hydes

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Recipe change in late 2003: abv up from 3.8% to 4.1% and wheat no longer used.
Contract brewed by Hydes since February, 2005 when the Strangeways brewery was closed.
Production was suspended in Spring 2012. The future of cask Boddingtons looks uncertain.
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Fuggles and Goldings hops.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2007
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (10021) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Buck & Bell, Banbury. Pale yellow with forced head. Poor imitation of the wonderful chalky earthy bitter this used to be, this is flavourless pap with no impact. Some Burtonisation apparant but 'oh dear' as a good friend would say.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Ramsden Arms Hotel, Blackpool 01/08/2001 Golden coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 29/04/2002 Amber golden colour. Slightly bitter hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 06/02/2004 Golden smooth and hoppy. Slightly bitter lasting malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Old Broken Cross, Rudheath 20/03/2004 Golden hoppy and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Horse & Jockey, Chorlton Green 03/07/2004 Golden and slightly fruity. Some bitterness in a lasting malt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2006
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........

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2007
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5179) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
JDW, Stansted Airport. My first ever Boddington cask and I’m very impressed. I fully expected it to be as bland and low quality as the keg, but the "new" cask version is really quite excellent. Delicate floral hops - very fresh with a scintillating tingle of dust. O my!

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
[Cask conditioned (obviously!)] Better than the more common draught version, but still very thin and boring.

0.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
I got his pulled while at a pub under some bridge in Manchester and the thing was FLAT! We asked to be served another and were informed that its not carbonated. Well, aren’t the limey’s silly with their flat, warm bitter beers. I would rather drink from the toilet!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4342) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 Cask in Manchester, England. Bellies full of Boddingtons. A nice pub ale. Golden colour with a creamy off white head. Mild malt and hopp aroma. Also a bit weak flavour, but easy drinkable. You can really fill up your belly.


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