Home >

Worthington’s Red Shield

Brewed by Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Burton-upon-Trent, England


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Share this beer with friends!
Cask; Occasional.
A light, blond ale brewed with both barley and wheat malts which give a light biscuity backdrop to the taste of the beer. The subtle bitterness comes from the Brambling Cross hops that add a slightly spicy note to the flavour and, combined with Cascade and Centennial hops, give a citrus aroma with hints of blackcurrant. The mouth-feel is light which leads to a refreshing beer that, in typical Burton fashion, balanced the sweet malty flavour with the subtle bitterness in this distinctive ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
Huge, dense & fine head, as yellowish whipped eggwhite, stable, over clear orange-copper beer, lively carbonated. Honey, fresh herbs and parsley, slightly caramel nose. Again honey and indeed, herbs. Faintly fruity, some exotic fruit (no doubt the hops, but nowhere comparable to APA, IPA, etc.) Raspberry flowers. Very light body, highlighting the carbonation even more. Creamy feel from the head; little in the matter of palate. Palate - the Achilles’ heel of English brewers. Still, pleasing ale.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndreasHaupt (6) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
Dark yellow appearance, looks light and a little bit watery. The character is very chary. The story is almost entirely in the upper half of the mouth with some honey, vanilla, and a hesitant dryness. It’s a beer for hot nights but nothing for the armchair.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2014
500 ml bottle served in a lager glass. Best by date is stamped on the back label - consumed about 1 week past this. Pours with a tall, durable bone-colored head over a highly carbonated amber body. Aroma is poor and suggests a bad bottle. No other signs of this excepting a less objectionable carryover to the flavor. The flavor is, nonetheless, OK. (It’s mild, as expected, with light biscuity malts, subtle fruity notes, and a touch of spicy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (1420) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours clear gold with a finger of white head. A bit of malt, a bit of hops, that’s about it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Off metallic aroma. Slightly hazy from a rather large bottle by american standards. Good cutting co2 from the start. Initial taste is fairly old lager effects. Taste grows on ya. Even the smell gets better after you start sipping it, goes somewhat vanilla on the olfactory. Remains pretty refreshing as the session comes close to the finish. Low alky is smooth throughout. Morphs from OK to pretty decent in the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
seymour (1320) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Poured from brown bottle into Imperial pint glass. Crystal-clear light orange amber colour with deep fluffy white foam and lots of lace. Nice appearance and spritzy carbonation from bottle conditioning. You could tell they tried to brew a nice English golden ale, but the flavours and aromas were mushy, bland, metallic, and stale despite being a fresh bottle. I refuse to believe there are any Cascade or Centennial hops in this brew, the trace of hops which appeared seemed like a woody, all-purpose English high alpha such as Target to me. Their White Shield is much better, this one is just a missed opportunity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Worthington’s Red Shield has a very thick, foamy, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, golden appearance, some bubble streams, and heavy lacing rings left on the side of the glass. The aroma is pungent, sweet, full, and bready, and the taste is of those elements, with a mellow bitterness and a light toffee note. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Worthington’s Red Shield finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and delicious. Overall, this is wonderful, and I recommend it! RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (831) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Home Bargains (£1.00 for 500ml):
A fairly average beer on the whole with strong carbonation and a nice, crisp taste but it was lacking any strong flavours and it was a bit one dimensional. An easy enough beer to drink but certainly not one that is worth seeking out on its own.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from the Temple Spec’s. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is a little light fruit and some bread. Taste is just kinda grainy and there. Not much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pour is a hazy yellow with an average white head. Aroma is a bit fruity with a herbal hop. Flavor is a super dry malt with a little chalkiness toward the end. After the swallow not much is happening. Some more dry malt but kind of flavorless. It’s ok but I wish it was not so dry.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50