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Brewed by Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Burton-upon-Trent, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (3966) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Rerate during Worthington White Shield UK Online Mass Tasting. Initially fairly hoppy and bitter, followed by caramel malts. Score stands.

Copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma has grassy hops and fruits. Flavour has sweet malts and fresh hops. Ends bitter dry. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle. A bit golden color. Aroma is bitter with some grass and spice. Taste is dry with lots of bitter and grassy notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6151) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle from Sainsburys. Deep amber in colour with a foamy, off white head and moderate carbonation. Malty aroma, with some red fruit and dusty hops. Flavour started sweet, with caramel, orange, grassy hops and a hint of spice. There was a long, bitter finish to this very enjoyable beer. Great stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 13, 2008
Had it on cask, finally. did not know this was this beer, it was very popular after a while. Had it at GBBF 2008.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Cask, 5.6% at GBBF08. Dark amber colour, OK frothy white head. Vinous flavour, dusty, malty, with some alcohol. Distinct bitterness which goes fine with the malty notes

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1365) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Appearance: Light brown, almost too much head... Aroma: Honey and fruity. Taste: Fruity, malty and bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 15/9-2005, 13/300, 8/500

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light to light moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (020508)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle (500ml). Poured copper with a fizzy, off-white head which settled into a small rocky head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of earthy hops with sweet biscuity malts, butterscotch, salted mixed nuts, toffee and some marmalade. Flavor was a firm hop bitterness (earthy) with dry biscuity malts, salted nuts, marmalade, butterscotch (mild), aniseed with some dirt and resin in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry resiny mouthfeel, watery texture and a great finish. Very sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2008
Tea colored amber with a thick rocky head that dissipated into something a bit thinner and tamer. Toffee and herbal almost nutty hop nose. Apple, caramel, nuts, herbs, fresh hop, more toffee, and a touch of raison. Bright brassy mouthfeel with a nice semi sweet tannic finish that turns into white bread. All and all, a good brit IPA

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 4, 2008
This beer totally weirded me out. I bought it, thinking it was an IPA (which the bottle clearly states it as being such)..took it home, opened it up, took a sip...not an IPA. Not much of a hoppy taste, but a pleasent copper bitterness. As it warmed up, I grew more fond of it. Now, after looking it up here, I see that it’s listed as an ESB which makes sense..just wish they would change the wording on their bottle. Very misleading. Speaking of the label...nice design job; but I felt a little put off by the cheesy "beer expert lesson" in the description which informs the drinker that the precious few drops should not be poured ito the bottle (even though there was no trace of brewer’s yeast in my batch.) Oh well...I’d drink it again.


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