“Since 1778 when it was first brewed at the Strangeways Brewery in Manchester, Boddingtons has been renowned as a unique, pale-gold ale. In English pubs, Boddingtons is served using the traditional hand pulled method which mixes air with the ale as it pours, producing a distinctive creamy head and smooth body, with little gassiness. Ordinary packaged ale cannot match this quality, but the new DRAUGHTFLOW® SYSTEM does. By releasing millions of tiny bubbles when opened, DRAUGHTFLOW® cans give the creamy head and authentic fresh taste if Boddingtons Pub Ale.” 4.7 % ABV
Poured from a pint can into a Guinness tulip imperial pint glass. Boddingtons is the color of honey with a thick creamy looking white head.
Light, sweet maltiness, a hint of floral hops, a touch a caramel and yeast. Nothing overtly strong, just light airy aromas.
Thin, creamy, smooth mouthfeel, with the taste following the nose pretty accurately. Finishes just slightly bitter, but clean and watery. The malts and hops peak their head out, and there is even less flavor of a yeast breadiness. Not much flavor lingers on the palate. A little more hops come through as the beer warms, but they are still light.
Boddingtons is an enjoyable beer. It is very easy to drink; incredibly smooth and creamy going down. That being said, the flavors are a bit unremarkable. Nothing special is offered, yet nothing offensive comes through either. A beer that a Bud Light drinker could enjoy with some one who enjoys a beastly imperial stout. Definitely worth a go if you’ve yet to try it. 6/10
INBEV UK Limited – Luton, England UK