Pints for Prostates

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Boddingtons Pub Ale

Boddington's Pub Ale
This beer is the first of our survey of English ale styles. Kim and I plan to sample various English ales that exemplify the ale styles, as defined by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) style guidelines. The goal is to learn about the styles, to have fun tasting the beers, and to determine the first of English ale styles we would like to brew at home.

Boddington's Pub Ale is an example of an English Pale Ale. It is a light ale without a strong malt character or a strong hop character.

Beeradvocate review.
Foamy lacings

The beer is foamy/creamy. The immediate carbonation that is seen when pouring dissipates quickly. Apart from the foamy top, the beer is rather flat. Still, that foamy top does make for a soft, creamy mouthfeel.

Boddington's Pub Ale comes in a pint can with the Draughtflow system for carbonation (i.e., a widget causes carbonation when the can is opened). There was a slight aluminum can taste.

Kim describes the beer as smooth and creamy, with a hint of honey at the end. Easy to drink.

The beer reminds me of Czech Pilsener, but with British, Burton-upon-Trent water and ingredients. It's good. I'm sure a pint of this beer in a London pub is even more flavorful and satisfying.

This beer is good for watching episodes of Midsomer Murders and Doc Martin.

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