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Brewed by Samlesbury (InBev UK)
Style: Bitter
Preston, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Can/keg: Pasteurised. Nitro widget.
ABV changed from 3.8 to 3.5% in 2008.
Previously brewed at InBev’s Magor brewery.
NOTE: The cask version has a separate listing as Boddingtons Cask (contract brewed at Hydes).


2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
minky (7) - Swansea, WALES - FEB 25, 2007 does not count
This beer can go from excellent, to undrinkable, depending where you drink it. A good pint is used to be found in Manchester, but like many other beers, brewed elsewhere now. The smell isn’t the best, but taste makes up for this. Good ale, tasty beer, fairly smooth. Not too fussed on the cans, other beers taste better in cans.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2767) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 23, 2007
I was very surprised at Boddingtons, had it in Blackpool, UK and enjoyed every drop, found that the hangovers were minimal the next day and it wasnt too harsh on the pocket Will drink it again

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaffney (22) - St Andrews, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2007
A better than expected clean bitter with a copacetic creamy long-lasting head. Adumbrations of pear and honey, with an unpresumptuous light medium finish. An enjoyable compliment with spicy bangers and mash.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2007
a good head and smooth on the palate, makes for a good drink. also good on tap.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Creamy short head on this nice fruity bitter ale with some caramel, nice hoppiness with a nice moderate bitterness. Pretty goo beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
A decent beer. Easily the best of the "flat bitter" range of beers, sweet tasting and cheap :)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2006
(Keg at Bridge Bar, Heathrow Airport, London, 5 Aug) Colour is amber with a dense white head leaving lots of lacing. Nose is fruity with apricots, mandarin, mango and slighly chemical notes of butter-scotch. Taste is fruity with apricots and orange, some malt and very modest hops in the finsih. Rather artificial, like water with instant beer taste. No technical fault, but boring stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jimthechap (1918) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Another beer that polarises opinion and I have been guilty of drinking another one to remind myself why I shouldn’t have tasted the first. Fortunately we’re talking years between sittings. It just seems to grab you by the tonsils and whirl you around it’s head for a while. Not a good accompaniment to a meal, a funeral maybe, but not a meal. (2.2) Some six years after my first review I have to point out that the initial rating was based upon a fairly fresh entry into the world of beer. In hindsight I realise this review is less than charitable. However, the only parts of the rating that warrant increase are the appearance and the overall. So not bad, but not great.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4956) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Keg: Pale amber colour with a nitro-style white head. Chilled to the point where any taste disappears. Malty aroma, and sweet aftertaste. Smooth and easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
I think Boddingtons bitter is an acquired taste. I don’t mind it ; however, it is a simple beer that is not complex really. Yellow color with a hint of orange gives way to a large creamy head in a glass. This is a bitter beer with a light taste and goes down easy. Prefer this in draft than to the the Pub Ale in cans I get in the US.


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