Sunday, May 22, 2011

Game Day Beer Review: Boddington's Pub Ale

Boddington's Pub Ale
Boddington's Pub Ale by Galfridus73on Flickr
If you're reading this on May 22, it means that I drained my beer refrigerator of all its contents on the mistaken assumption that the world would end in Rapture yesterday.  Oh well, at least they went down in a good cause....  So, instead of celebrating the world's end, we'll raise a toast in honor of the Red Devils' journey to Wembley this week, as I review a beer born and bred in Manchester, England: 

Boddington's Pub Ale was poured on nitro draft into a Guinness pint glass, with an inch-thick head that only gradually recedes. It's a clear copper color, like a very weak cup of tea.  Boddington's has a bready smell that's mild, and maybe slightly sour. On tasting, it has a thin mouthfeel, and is only very lightly carbonated. 

Boddington's has a mild, creamy flavor, followed by a smoky, creamy, and maybe slightly metallic finish.  It's an easy drinker; not my favorite, but if you find yourself in an Irish pub watching the Red Devils, it's tried, true, and highly sessionable: B.

This is an enraptured farlieonfootie for May 22.

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