Formerly brewed at Hydes

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
Recipe change in late 2003: abv up from 3.8% to 4.1% and wheat no longer used.
Contract brewed by Hydes since February, 2005 when the Strangeways brewery was closed.
Production was suspended in Spring 2012. The future of cask Boddingtons looks uncertain.
Ingredients: Pale Malt; Fuggles and Goldings hops.

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tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2010
Pours clear amber with thick and rich white head. Cannot sense much of aroma, weak fruity maybe. Fruity, slight sweetness and hoppyness flavor. Round and lean on palate. Finish is sweet and bitter, nice.

harrisoni (19553) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
Cask at Swan with Two Nicks in Worcester. This is almost comically bad. Hard candy flavour in the mouth and such a pale shadow of its former self. I remember having it in the early 90s and being very impressed with this as a session bitter. Now? Oh dear.

Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
Oh dear. My memories of Manchester Boddies are of a delicious, pale straw hoppy bitter. This is a parody of that beer. Pale brown, little aroma, mild hop and malt balanced flavour with pleasant aftertaste but too bland to have real character. Not that bad, but a good example of how a big brewer can ruin a great beer

EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 What used to be one of the more unique bitters in England is now a sorry shadow of its former self. Used to be a very pale, straw colour with a unique flavour, the brewers bastardised it in order to appeal to the masses. Bought out by the notorious Whitbread and subsequently bought by InBev it now lacks any qualities even now it’s brewed by the excellent Hydes. Mostly sold in nitrokeg, it’s no better when sold as a real ale. One to avoid.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
On tap in the Griffin, Monmouth, Wales. Boddingtons is a fine example of good beers that have gone down hill since big companies bought them out. I remember when Boddies had a rich creamy flavour and was smooth as it went down. However this time was a very watery pint with a weird bitter hint to it. Appearance is a clear light sunflower colour.

fonefan (52396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2007
Cask. Pale yellow amber color with a average fully lasting, creamy off-white head. Aroam is moderate malty, grain, toasted, light yeasty, butterbiscuit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery.

jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2007
[CASK: The Shakespear, Manchester 30/10/06] Was hpoing for a nice ’Cream of Manchester’ - despite the fact the brewery has recently close when I tried it. I got it, a nice tasting an pleasant flavour, much better that when I comes fron a bloody can!

DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2007
Aroma is caramel and biscuity, not to much hops but whats there seems to be for bittering. Taste is similar overly biscuity almost skunky with the hops which dont seem cricket however easily drinkable.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2006
Cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark gold. Virtually no aroma appreciable. Thin, miserable stuff with slight malt and less bitterness.

pivnizub (10910) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2006
Draught: Deep golden to light amber coloured, firm, small creamy layer; faint fruity, grainy nose; light bitter flavour, light bodied; short, fruity bitter finish. Not a very impressive brew........

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