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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fonefan (50004) - 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.

harrisoni (19004) - 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.

imdownthepub (14983) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Buck & Bell, Banbury. Pale yellow with forced head. Poor imitation of the wonderful chalky earthy bitter this used to be, this is flavourless pap with no impact. Some Burtonisation apparant but 'oh dear' as a good friend would say.

ManVsBeer (10800) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Cask @ Railway Inn, Hyde. Perfectly smooth bitter, and very refreshing in the palate. Easy to drink.

pivnizub (10729) - Bochum, Porúří, 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........

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Ramsden Arms Hotel, Blackpool 01/08/2001 Golden coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Hop finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 29/04/2002 Amber golden colour. Slightly bitter hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 06/02/2004 Golden smooth and hoppy. Slightly bitter lasting malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Old Broken Cross, Rudheath 20/03/2004 Golden hoppy and slightly fruity. Some dryness in a lasting malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the Horse & Jockey, Chorlton Green 03/07/2004 Golden and slightly fruity. Some bitterness in a lasting malt finish.

The_Osprey (8454) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
A beer I drank as a teenager, which you don’t see around these parts much any more. I remember it being pretty standard stuff, nothing to rave about.

Cunningham (8177) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 Cask in Manchester, England. Bellies full of Boddingtons. A nice pub ale. Golden colour with a creamy off white head. Mild malt and hopp aroma. Also a bit weak flavour, but easy drinkable. You can really fill up your belly.

McTapps (6941) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at a corner pub on the Isle of Wight (small village beside Cowes). Pours out in a clear deep golden colour with smooth steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw. Taste of mild hops, straw, grass, grains, bread and light caramel. Citrus finish. Drinkable but nothing special.

AshtonMcCobb (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Draught at Crinan Hotel. Pours pale-golden with some head, some of which hangs about. The nose has apples, lemon and malt. The taste has more malt and apples. The palate is medium bodied and textured, but it doesn’t clean on the end - there’s a malty overhang. Overall, this is drinkable for something so ubiquitous.

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