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

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RATINGS: 1947   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2002
Very good beer. Pours with a thick creamy head that lasts longer than the beer, much like Guiness. Nice golden color. Quite a bit of hop, but well balanced. Oh, and as a side note, I dig widget cans.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 I enjoy the widget can, but it is much crisper and flavorfull on tap. Creamy and thick, with just the slightest bitterness at the end. The widget cans are becomming more available here, even at local diners, I suspect this might be brewed stateside now by contract? anybody know?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 22, 2002
Had one of these after my Fish and Chips dinner last night at the Old Bag of Nails in Upper Arlington (this is quickly becoming my favorite hang out). This brew pours a light clear golden. The thin creamy white head has the consistancy of a Guinness draft head, is fully lasting and has very good lacing. The nose is mostly fresh flowers with no shortage of honey aroma; some piney hops and toasted cereal are also detectable as the brew warms. The flavor is sweet if not complex, but still balanced with an average bitter finish. The light to medium creamy body has such flat carbonation that it feels stoutlike. The finish is metallic and chalky. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Nice flavor and aroma Great all-purpose ale. Creamy simple hop/malt flavor lasts throughout with a wonderful bitter finish. Very important to pour correctly or experience is diminished.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2002
The best pour and head available. Very rich and creamy head. Otherwise the beer is rather thin. Good malt-hop balance. Easy to drink.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 not very good at all, very metallic like taste

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2002
Decent enough bitter on draught. I’m not big on Boddingtons in the draught cans or bottles, the flavor and aroma disappear in favor of the head. I love the orange-ish color!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sporter99 (4) - USA - APR 9, 2002 does not count
Truely the best of all beers

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2002
Git next to the mashtun with a copy of Playboy==>’cream’ of Manchester. Sweet, cloying flavor with. Pronounced, unbalanced green apple taste. Some minor degree of hop bitterness. Nitro tapping makes this have a nearly flat profile.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2002
They call this beer ’The Cream of Manchester’ and just one taste will tell you why. Smooth...


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