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


on tap

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   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).

vento76_2's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vento76_2 (56) - - APR 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 fantastica. Ottimo gusto amaro deciso ed equilibrato. poco gassata. quasi una stout. ottima

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
strap (605) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - 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 (1045) - 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 (1022) - 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 (3875) - 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 (18996) - , 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mR_fr0g (6140) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Thanks? To Daniel for this one. Light golden orange coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is sweet nutty malts, diacetyl, light English hops. Flavour is composed of watery grains, light toffee, nutty, light grains. Palate is watery, thin, low carbonation. Dog shit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sudomorph (946) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Pours a clear brass with a creamy head. Aroma is mild with hints of caramel and traditional hops. Taste is balanced but a touch bitter. Mild caramel, bread, toffee, and a touch of earthy hops. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a mildly dry finish. Overall an ok beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
colui72 (349) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2015
One of those "used to be better before InBev" beers. Fantastic looks when ut pours white and fades into amber. Then it disappoints you, some initial taste of malts and caramel that quickly changes into dirty water.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Philibert (5) - FRANCE - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
Alors là les enfants, on attaque une catégorie à part ! La bière est parfois compatible avec la conduite d’engins motorisés, isn’it? Avec boddington’s ? votre famille vous remerciera? thanks daddy to don’ t drink as usual" c?est crémeux, ça passe tout seul, ...un peu d?Angleterre en canette...sans bobos à la tête.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sim81 (17) - - MAY 31, 2015
It looks fantastic when you pour it - creamy and golden. There is an initial pleasant taste of malty toastiness. I think the trick is not to drink it too fast i.e. take a sip then wait a while before you drink any more and you can get the pleasant initial taste again. If you drink it too fast, you are just left with a glass of water, the taste goes completely. But who’s going to take one sip every couple of minutes? It wouldn’t be worth the wait anyway, in truth. The overall flavour on the palate is like bitter water. Disappointing.

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