TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
looks half decent with a frothy head that stays around. Has a refreshing aftertaste but not much of anything else. I find these generic British pub ales to be the height of tedium. Maybe a step above a macro lager.
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this much more on tap (Berkeley CA)than in a can (Louisville, KY). On tap it's creamy and goes down SO easy. From the can, it's a tad sharp tasting, but still a great product.
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color with a thick creamy head. Smooth to drink with a fair flavor, Not overpowering.
RDeschain (11) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best way I can think of to describe this brew is "unremarkable." It was certainly not distasteful, but lacked flavor and body, especially when compared to other Pale Ales. It was very active out of the can, and seemed on it's way to delivering a heavy, creamy head, but sadly the head ended up thin and gave out early. The color was typical of the style, but not striking. Palate was thinner than I expected, and the aroma, while pleasant, lacked sophistication. I'd very much like to try this pale ale on draught and then revisit this review, but I don't think I'll be seeking out Boddington's in a can again.
EgonB (19) - Halmstad, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost the same as my first visit in an English countryside-pub in 1975, light, smooth but bitter in the end.
Ungstrup (32859) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light amber beer with a very creamy head. The aroma is slightly sweet and the flavor is very creamy and malt sweet. A very average ale.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad beer at all, had good flavor but really didn't do much for me.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2003 Not that this stuff is offensive by any means, but it's lack of character is its most striking feature.
SlamminScott (40) - USA - FEB 10, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Middle of the road ale...Light color and creamy head. Flavor was o.k. The pub I was at was charging an arm and a leg for it. Not worth it in my opinion...
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent color and creamy head, typical of the draughtflow cans. Aroma is a little sweet, though a bit too weak. Flavor is alright, but lacks any "bite" or some characteristic to make it stand out. At best, an average beer.