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


on tap

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1772) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Draft in Canada. Lovely head, just like a nitro can. It’s orange, with a big fluffy head. The aroma is flowery, the taste has some alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rlgk (17304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
Draught at Leonardo Hotel, Heathrow. Clear golden beer with a nice foamy offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, sourish with fruity notes. Fruity malty flavor, bready, grass, sourish, some caramel and with floral notes. Thin bodied and kinda boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 27, 2015
Can. Good foam (widget). Minimal aroma: a little malt and walnut. Taste: soft and smooth, slightly bitter and malt. So sad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBHansen (698) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok off-white creamy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, hints of wood, slight caramel and herbal notes. palette medium malty aroma, low to average carbonation, light body, average sweetness, balanced by an average bitterness, short to medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: disappointing ESB

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jksipa (750) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Fado, Austin. Clear dark amber with a huge tan head that takes forever to settle. Nose is Toffee with some light green fruit. Taste is moderate sweet toffee. Thin very creamy mouth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
strap (721) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
it has a lot of foam...i guess that’s the appeal. there’s not much taste here, and it seems pointless unless you want frothy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Niller (1358) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
Can. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma and taste is malts, caramel, hops, toffee. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
AtronSeige (1202) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma: Medium-light toffee, Light earthy, berries. Appearance: Brilliant gold body. Medium, rocky off-white head. Brilliant retention. Flavour: Light honey, light bitterness, light berries from the hops. Finishes medium-dry with carbonic aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Watery, but at the same time medium body. Low carbonation, buy still leaves a carbonic aftertaste.. The widget does not add the expected creaminess. Overall: I have heard about this beer for so long, and it is a disappointment. The bitterness is very low, which is one of the most importance features of the beer. 440 ml can, poured. 8A. Standard/Ordinary Bitter

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Can share at Leighton’s crystal meth tasting, London. 3.5%, widgeted. Hazy orange, still, decent thick white head, full lacing. Aroma is caramel, yeasty, bread. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light, biscuity, soft watery toffee-ish malts, low bitterness. Meh. Not overly bad, not that good either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3rd August 2015
Bottleshare at Leighton’s Stratoflat. Can from Dan the Man. Clear gold beer, thin pale cream colour head. Palate is thin and mildly dry. Very modest carbonation, especially from a can. Thin pale malts, some paper. Trace of creamy sweetness. Esters and a whisper of something fruity. Light semi dry finish. Macro nonsense.

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