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

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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).


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2009
Can at BBQ ... amber ... creamy whiote head ... sweet creamy metalic hop nose with a little vanilla ... ligth sweet and easy ... low malt and tiny grapefruit ... much as i wanted to hate it i couldnt .. it was blah but ok.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rune (11055) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2009
440ml can, 3.5% abv, shared on the train to Euston, London. Nitro, creamy head over a copper-like body. Very weak on aroma, some sweet malts. Sweet flavoured water with a few notes of roastiness and a very discreet bitter end. Nonoffensive, but has got very little to offer (05.05.2009).

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KnutAlbert (6682) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2009
Served ice cold at Old Trafford, Manchester. Hazy brown with llots of bubbles and artificial-looking head. Hardly any flavour, watery and uninteresting. I did not finish my glass of this!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
McWorta (1467) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 27, 2009
Floral maltand light barnyard yeast aroma. A full yellow colour. Cream like header and easy flowing. Medium-strong bitter and a ssplash of sourness. Medium body, creamy a bit slick texture . bitter finish. The cream of manchester, here we go. But brewed in Luton... On tap and decently poured a pint for an afternoon.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
altonbrownd (5536) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Can in Knightsbridge (slumming, surely.) Golden body with pop-up head. Sweet and malty nose. Flavour a bit bitter. Creamy and smooth texture. Hoppy finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2008
(50cl can with 44cl content) Clear, light-amber colour with a creamy white layer. Slightly sweet and toasted malty nose with subtle fruity notes. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied with a flat nitro mf. Pretty one-dimensional malt-accented taste with a faint fruity touch; dry and slightly bitter hoppy finish with a tinge of lemon. Not that bad, just a bit plain (27.X.08).

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emmakingafc (6) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2008 does not count
Not to be confused with the widget.. this beer is a smooth yet clean beer with a strong hop but low alcohol by English Standards

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4415) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2008
Dark golden colour, medium white head. Aroma has fruity hops. Flavour has fruity hops and sweet malts. Some bitterness. Lots of carbonation. Average.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wheresthepath (2104) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2008
[Nitrokeg at the LV Lounge, George Hotel, Reading] c5 Pours a dark, dirty gold with a moderate, lasting creamy white head. There is a slight carbonation, and the mouthfeel is a lot less smooth than other nitro/smooth ales. Initial taste is metallic, but eventually some sweet malt comes through, with a sort of rough-and-ready flavour that feels slight more genuine than your average macro ale. Overall impression is a beer that is weak, watery and metallic. Worse than I remember.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (5451) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 12, 2008
Very pleasant, creamy, nice ale. Also the only one to be easily found in France.


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