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


on tap

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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1398) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Had on draft in Manchester UK (2004) Great session brew. Guinesses’ whiter cousin. Nitro. Smooth and easy as she goes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3832) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Reddish golden amber with creamy white head Bitter leaf like smell. Taste sour but very pleasant fruit like bananas. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2006
This was my fist and only bitter that was sampled while in the UK... I was not too fond of this beer (mabye I am not used to bbitters) funky sour taste mixed with wate, but nice fluffy white head that remained throught, I did not even finish this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2006
440 ml can. Brown vivid body, foamy thick head. Plain pilsner malt aroma. Flat, watery mouthfeel, light bitter uninteresting flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 16, 2006
Aroma isn’t aplenty in this beer. Some malts, with some sulphur here too. Settles to a nice amber colour with white head. Taste is simple and bitter, malty. Very dry finish, long and bitter. Easy drinker. Session.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2006
Nitro tap at Claddaugh. Gold pour with decent white head. This one slides down very nicely. Light body, but I wouldn’t call it watery. Not much in the way of aroma. A bit of bitter, but a lot more creamy honey sweetness. Buddy of mine who really doesn’t like beer liked this. In that sense it is inoffensive. I won’t be hunting this down, but this might just make my next cheap session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 10, 2006
I prefeered the one in Cask, this was a little squashy and nasty in flavor so far, not really to drink the whole bottle.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2006
[Can from ASDA] almost no aroma, what is there i suppose is sweet and malty. body is creamy but watery, finish is almost non existent but there is a little bitterness there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 1. Keg Handpump at the Red Cow, Knutsford 06/03/2001 Bitter and creamy on the palate. 2. Keg Handpump at Lavins Wine Bar, Northwich 29/06/2001 Mid brown smooth and slightly pale. 3. Keg Handpump at Bolton Bus Depot Social Club, Bolton 11/08/2001 Amber slightly fruity and smooth. Some bitterness. 4. Keg Handpump at Lavins Wine Bar, Northwich 04/10/2001 Amber smooth and very malty. 5. Keg Handpump at the Chimney House Hotel, Sandbach 13/10/2001 Amber and smooth with a malt finish. 6. Can at the Curry Cottage, Northwich 25/04/2004 Golden smooth and malty with a slightly bitter lasting finish. 7. Keg Handpump at the Woodpecker, Leftwich 08/12/2006 White head golden coloured smooth and crisp on the palate with some bitterness in a malt finish. 8. Keg Handpump at the Jolly Crofter, Stockport 02/06/2007 Small white head. Some hop aroma. Golden fruity and slightly sour with a crisp floral malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HenrikSoegaard (11165) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2005
Can. Nice white good fully lasting head. Microhead due to plasticball. Week to no aroma, average falcorfinish, OK bitter. Soft carbonated, but a bit watery.

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