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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4130) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2011
Pours bronze with a decent long lasting head, aroma of orange, lemon and citrus leaves,flavor is bitter with lots of oranges, orange juice, some bizarre malty character, some vanilla tones, long pleasant aftertaste, almost full bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle oot ay The Cumberland. Pours well with a proud head. Interesting hop profile. Nice story behind it too. Well balanced bitterness. This is a very high grade traditional style English beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden pour with a tight creamy white head. The aroma is lightly spicy with a touch of light fruity hoppiness. Softly spicy with a little bit of soft orange peel and a bit of very light malt sweetness. A little bit herbal and spicy as well. There is a touch of lightly candyish character as well. Softly sweet but still hoppy. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13653) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011)
Sweet malty aroma. Soft and mellow malty body. No sulfury hops, so not really a Burton Bitter any more, IMHO. Pretty OK premium bitter though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15121) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Wednesday. Clear amber - white head. Berries, nutty, caramel, fruity, light bitterness, tea, herbal, light roasted, medium malty. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
From cask. Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity, mild sweet and crisp citrusy to peachy. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
At GBBF in London. Cask. Amber, a bit hoppy. A beer a forgot as soon as I tasted it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
On tap at the GBBF 2011. Cloudy amber pour (start of a new keg). White head. Not very bitter for an IPA (which is what it called it in the CAMRA guide), more of an ESB as described on Ratebeer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
500 ml bottle, bought at Sainsbury’s, Boston, LINCS. Bottle conditioned. Poured a slightly hazy deep golden with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is bountiful with English hops, very citrusy with hints of oak and leather. Flavour has a distinct resin-like bitterness with notes of grapefruit on a subdued background of dusty, malty sweetness. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackbock (118) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2011
(bottle) Poured a deep tan with solid head. Beautiful malt backbone with just barely enough hops for this, although what there is works beautifully. There are some interesting tangy fruit flavours working away in the background, I’m getting apricot and prune with bitter orange. Very clean and easy to drink.

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