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

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RATINGS: 2105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Can: Pasteurised. Nitro widget.
Also sold as Boddington’s Gold and Boddington’s Export.
Stronger version of Boddington’s Bitter. First brewed in 1994 at 4.8%
Creamy head and a golden well balanced body.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2003
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Light amber color with a thick creamy head. Smooth to drink with a fair flavor, Not overpowering.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RDeschain (11) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EgonB (19) - Halmstad, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2003
Almost the same as my first visit in an English countryside-pub in 1975, light, smooth but bitter in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2003
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Not a bad beer at all, had good flavor but really didn't do much for me.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2003 Not that this stuff is offensive by any means, but it's lack of character is its most striking feature.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlamminScott (40) - USA - FEB 10, 2003
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...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
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.


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