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


on tap

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   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 InBevís Magor brewery.
NOTE: The cask version has a separate listing as Boddingtons Cask (contract brewed at Hydes).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2005
44 cl can. No yeast in bottom. Golden colour with a really nice creamy foam, from the nitrogen. Hops in the nose, a very easy drinking ale, not much flavour but some, ends up a little bitter, amber to light brown colour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2005
Nitro at Man of Kent, Ashford. Forced to have this as there was nothing else and I wanted to watch the football. A pale imitation of what it was when I first had it 15 years ago. Some creaminess and some hop on the finish, but basically this was pants

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
craigbeerlover (11) - ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Taste of smoothing nothingness. Just has faint taste of honey if that, also has gotten even worse since Interbrew moved brewing from my home city of Manchester to South Wales. It now doesnít even have that Honey taste!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2005
Tasted 10/07/2005. 500ml can as a part of the "Wise Craic Lions Pack" at Rumbleís, Wellington. Looks like a widget beer immediately... thick, tight, shiny white head. Bright yellow gold with no carbonation. Little on the nose at all, this beer is obviously far from fresh. Flavour could be good but itís rather stale and becomes quite nitrogen-ish near the bottom - honey and orange at first. Smooth mouthfeel, easy to quaff; medium body and no carbonation. Seems like a great recipe thatís turned out quite average due the the "shareholder factor".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Draught. An amber coloured beer with a nasty creamy head. The aroma is a bit creamy and there are some bananas in there. The taste is actually mildly hoppy, but that nitro nastiness detracts from the majority of the character it might have and actually gives it a little sulphur. Score 2.3
Subsequent rating scored 3.0. Average becomes 2.6

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2005
A curious aroma which puzzled me for a long time until I remembered the late summer scent of nasturtiums in an English Country Garden. The colour was an artificial looking gold that made me think of Lucozade. The taste was woolly and indistinct. Didnít like this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2005
I sob a tear of sadness for the death of another beer ílegendí. Years ago Interbrew took control of the íCreamí, commercialised it and reduced it, now they have seized control of the Strangeways Brewery, and closed itís doors. This beer used to be an unusually bitter, blonde, cask conditioned Ale. And, yet, what I tasted was absolutely appalling. No aroma past a sprinkling of grain husks. Thin, watery body and completely flat and lifeless. Forgettable, I think it is exactly how InBev wants it!!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
From a Can,Tap.Some malt,a bit sweet,bland all over.Run of the mill party bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kratbox (7) - WALES - DEC 16, 2004 does not count
Bland, pointlessly-foamy, pale imitation of the once-classic. That said, itís strangely easy to drink when itís the token canned bitter at parties, probably because itís either that or Fosterís. A small consolation is that InBev is slang for cunnilingus in their home country of Belgium, also the home of beers somewhat better than this

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Draft. England. Not a particuarily good brew, I hadnít had it and upon trying it I was disappointed. I found it to be bitter in a bad way, lacking a good balance of flavor, or even a pleasing flavor. Alas, all is not lost because I had it for free at an open bar party at the Old Brentwood Club in Essex.

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