Brewed by Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Bottle conditioned; occasionally on cask.
Production moved from White Shield brewery to William Worthington’s brewery in December 2010. Prodiuction moved to the main Coors brewery in Burton in 2012 to keep up with increasing demand.
Ingredients: Halcyon barley, from the northern part of Norfolk; Sugar; Northdown and Challenger hops - including a hop extract; and a two-strain yeast supplied by Bass.
"It has a clean, fresh flavour and full bodied, balanced bitterness." Michael Jackson.
An iconic India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed to the same recipe as 1830. Aromatic hops, toasted cereal notes and hints of smoke and spice kindle White Shield’s embracing nose, enhanced by fragrant fruity characters and an intricate top-note of freshly baked bread. With time to condition, William Worthington’s unique dual yeast works up a sharp sparkle, crafting a full luxurious mouth-feel that combines with warming hints of alcoholic liqueur and White Shield’s ever so subtle peppery character, to create an exquisite bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours copper with frothy head. Aroma of malty grainy toffee. Taste is malt, grapefruit, very lightly hopped. Seeing as this is a Molson product it takes on the Molson trademark boringness. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (1925) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
500ml bottle, gift from ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours light amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bubblegum, malt, strawberry, light citrus and peach. Flavour is well balanced but really boring and not clean at all. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. So so...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1041) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Aroma - hoppy, fruity, citrus Appearance - deep hazy gold w/ off white head Taste - alcohol, sweet malt, and hefty hops Palate - medium body, lively carbonation, medium length bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hartoloni (195) - - DEC 5, 2015
Pours cloudy amber with light white head. Aroma is of light hops and pink lemonade. Taate again of malt and pink lemonade. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; sweet aroma with caramel, citrus fruits, and malt with some light floral notes; taste is bittersweet with caramel, malt, and some citrus notes; finish is slightly bitter with some caramel notes; okay but it seems like there is something just a little off with this one

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (769) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark gold with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is fruity - plums and grapes. The flavor is malty, fruity and has some spiciness to it. Very little bitterness for an IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svarun (113) - - OCT 30, 2015
Pours golden 8-9 ebc, malty aroma, absence of hop aroma was slightly dissapointing. Medium body with some bitterness. Not bad but not very good either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (1652) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle, purchased and consumed in Serbia. Pours a semi clear amber colour, kind of nut skin very nice. Great tick off-white head. Nose: a bit nutty, roasted malt beans, dusty, just a hint of dust, not that much of hops but some grassy floral here and there. Quite clean and nice. Mouth: soft carbonation, nutty full bodied, a very peppery and distinctively herbal (almost chicory) elegant finish which stays in the palate after. Quite tasty, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FireGlider (445) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2015
Red color with small foam. Aroma of malt with bitter-sweet taste. Body is light/medium. Not bad, refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4953) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2015
Whee, another "classic" I finally get to try. At the O˛ujsko Bar in Tkalčićeva street, Zagreb. Darker amber body, misty with a lasting head. Vaguely dusty sweetish aroma, dried apricots, very light cardboard. Simple taste, peachy, malty, with a short stab of herbal hoppy bitterness. Solid body. Yeah, drinkable, will get a chuckle for being called an IPA by today’s standards, but not something I’ll likely be returning to much.

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