QBCBC 40: Boddington’s Pub Ale

The Quest for the Best Cheap Beer in a Can continues, episode 40: Boddington’s Pub Ale. The QBCBC archive is here.

OK, so I think I’ve drank all the cheap beer in a can I’m able to find at my usual grocery store and am now going to the fancy beers section to find anything that I can get in a can. Also, hitting gas stations when I can. Boddington’s has been brewed since 1778 so they should have gotten their shit together right?

% Alcohol: 4.7

Price: 7.99/4 16 oz. cans = $1.50/12 oz. can

Punch: 4.7%/$1.50=3.31

Color: Amber, a nice proper ale color.

Aroma: Has a sort of pungent smell too it, almost as if it wanted to be stout, but was just an ale. Its a bit creamy too, more than the American amber ales.

First Sip: Thicker and creamier than a typical ale. Crisp in the front and very smooth going down. Not very malty and the hops is very ‘bright’ in flavor. Has a lot of flavor to it and is very satisfying but difficult to pick out specific elements.

Aftertaste: Not quite as pleasant as the first sip, but not bad either. A brisk bitterness that lingers.

Overall: Its a decent, tasty pub ale. I enjoy it. Sadly it fairs poorly in this analysis since fails the “cheap” criteria.

Score: 8/10

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