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Boddingtons Cask

Formerly brewed at Hydes

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43245) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (16932) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (12920) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivnizub (10029) - 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........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (8307) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Cask @ Railway Inn, Hyde. Perfectly smooth bitter, and very refreshing in the palate. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6772) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at a corner pub on the Isle of Wight (small village beside Cowes). Pours out in a clear deep golden colour with smooth steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw. Taste of mild hops, straw, grass, grains, bread and light caramel. Citrus finish. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (6388) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at a pub in Gurnard. Simple one with low carbo, some nuts, bit of lemons and malt. Drinkable but dull and watery. Hard to imagine I would have liked a second one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5814) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
A beer I drank as a teenager, which you don’t see around these parts much any more. I remember it being pretty standard stuff, nothing to rave about.

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