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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2037   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

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drinkbeer (289) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 16, 2003
A great bitter. I opened this in the car and it spilled all over my crotch, thanks to the rocket widget. But the head was great, so I can't complain.

uvajed (188) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
A great head is obvious from the start, followed by a very smoothly bitter taste. Very nice, and widely available compared to other good English bitters. Quite enjoyable.

Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Draft. Bring an hourglass to monitor how long it takes for the head & body to separate. Creamy head wallpapers glass all the way down. Pale gold tone. Silky smooth drinker; carbonation basically unnoticeable. I don't detect any hops in this at all. Minimal flavor. Teeny weeny wheatish afterbite. This beer thrives on appearance and drinkability.

jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2003
The colour is golden and the head is amazingly white and is fluffy just like the micro-foam atop a cappuccino. The smell is fairly mild, but shows some character of the beer. The taste is pretty subtle, but it shows a good balance of hops and malt and also a good english pub style. The finish is dry and slightly bitter, but this is the way it should be. I had this in the draught can at Dave & Busters in Bethesda, Maryland.

hopscotch (11411) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Sparkling clear golden ale. Small, creamy, lasting, white head. The nose is yeasty and mildy malty... soap, butterscotch and white bread. The flavor is malty with some English toffee thrown in. Well-bittered for near-perfect balance. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Yeasty and grassy at the wee end. Bland, but stands up well against more expensive English bitters.

ivan9856 (192) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2003
The “Draughtflow System” produces a spectacular looking, straw colored clear ale with a large, dense, creamy white head that lasted the whole pint, with some fairly good lacing. Watching the three initial layers form into two—beer and the aforementioned head—is a somewhat novel and interesting diversion…sort of the “negative” version of the vigorous, swirling pour of Guinness Draught. Unfortunately, it appears that the nitrogen “widget” that produced the signature head blew out most of this beer’s natural carbonation. The aroma is quite subtle with notes of bread and yeast. Initial flavor is slightly sweet, then citrus-like and with only a short, weak floral hop finish. The body is a bit thin and watery, but the impact overall is quite refreshing. I’d call this an impressive looking beer that needs a little something.

wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2003
Distinct lack of flavor and aroma. What I could descern of the aroma is this: lightly malty (bread or cookies?), lightly hoppy (flowers), very lightly yeasty (earthen maybe?). Also a hint of soured milk. Has a giant creamy head - go figure - that lasts forever but doesn't lace well. Once settled the beer is a light, thin gold with little carbonation. The taste starts off a little sweet and picks up some bitterness towards the end. Finish is very short. Helluva lot better than having a BMC in the fridge.

beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2003
The color is a golden yellow with a slightly amber-brown glow, glass had a small white head about a finger high. Smells faintly of sweet hop and grains. Tastes of bread-like malt and balanced in with a bitter dry hop. Feel is clean, crisp, light, a bit watery, and has a bitter dry finish. Drinkably good, but was a little flat, I was suprised that out of the tap it wasn't much better than out the can.

bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
For a while this was my favorite beer. Creamy and silky. This beer has a smooth honey-like flavor. Not all that bitter.

pivo (2689) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2003
Sweet malt nose, nice head from the nitro can. Light orange color. Creamy, citrusy malt body. Silky texture.

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