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: 543   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5587) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2016
Light umber color with thick, taller light beige head. Herbal to floral aromas, with mild floor, pale malt backdrop. Lightly sweet with a toffee and dough flavors. A traditional pale ale. 5/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Trolleo (1276) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 2, 2016
Clearest ever body, coppery red to peachy color, head is big during the pouring, but disappears immediately after. Looks like soap for hand wash. Aroma of alcohol and malt. Taste is like some chemistry, malt and lots of caramel. Slightly hoppy finish. Watey, average carbonation. Unbalanced, that artificial sweet taste is kicking me right in the middle of my face. Barely drinkable. Overrated. //bottle from Konzum

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (2379) - CROATIA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml at Mojo, Zagreb. Pours amber with small off-white head. Caramel malty, some fruity notes. Some bitterness in finish. Light to medium bodied. Quite boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, citrusy, slightly bitter / Malta, dulce, citrico, ligeramente amargo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sarauckelman (382) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Cloudy yellow brown with scummy head. Minimal aroma. Simple flavor: bitter with a bit of rain. A bit astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Pours light amber, hazy with some particulate matter. Aroma has some roasty notes, with hints of grass. Medium-full body. Crisp, dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McDef85 (37) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2016
Accenno dolce, maltato, quindi sopraggiunge un amaro comunque controllato. Classica ipa britannica, meno aggressiva e sopra le righe delle versioni americane.

   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 (1886) - 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 (1020) - 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

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