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

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Tasted on the UK mass tasting night (for the first time in many years). Pouyrs a lovely amber-coppery colour, with a lively white head, that retains well throughout. Small amount of sediment caught int he neck to give it a crystal clear appearance. Initially has metallic hints and some soapy lemon. Lovely effervesence on the tongue, good body and some alcoholic warmth. Chalky mouthfeel, has malty notes towards the end and a good long finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scottrf (105) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
Amber, large head. Flat, slight grassy hops and citrus, slightly sour. Bit flat on the palate. Pleasant but a little lacking in flavour.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
zimbo (892) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
I’ve always appreciated what this beer represents and its iconic status as one of the very last sole surviving bottle conditioned British beers before CAMRA really took off. But there’s not much to tickle the nostril and not much to taste in the glass though it looks OK and has acceptable mouthfeel. A nice reminfder of what once was though in the end it possesses as much artistic integrity as Paul McCartney and WIngs.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
A - Slightly fruity with caramel A - Medium reddish-brown with short lasting dirty looking head T - Big unpleasent bitter...not much else P - Medium and kind of fizzy O - Not my favourite

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2729) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Nice balanced beer. Nice coppery orange pour, A nice frtit and mild hop aroma. A prune, and dry , bitter hop taste with a full body. Really good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2011
Im Duft hopfenbitter mit zitrusartigen und aromatischen Tendenzen. Leichte Malztöne. Hopfig bitter im Start. Danach etwas aromatisch und süßlich mit malzig-nussigen Momenten. Herb-trockener und sauberer Abgang. Gutes Bier, vielleicht noch eine Spur aromatischer.Test vom 30.8.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2011
Now before you all wonder why I have rated this so low it is important to note that the bottle I had was 2 years past its best before date! Unfortunately any trace of hops had long since dissapeared and what was left was a somewaht musty, stale malt driven beer that really didn’t look that great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of grassy, floral and slightly earthy hops, citric hints and malty notes. Flavor starts sweetish with some chewy biscuity (and slightly caramelly) malt and continues to a bitter hoppy finish, slightly spicy with faint metallic notes. Medium-bodied. Decent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (2894) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle, nedium long lasting dense head, clear rusty orange to light copper colour, bready english malt aroma with cinamon, ginger and flowery notes, flavour of citrus and white fruits with an empathic and extremly mellow grapefruit bitterness that lasts and lasts, medium big body and nicely balanced. Excellent and satisfying brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
bottle,bz laber could be IPA, dark golden colour, white foam, clear, hoppy aroma, not sstrong,medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, average IPA or ESB


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