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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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RATINGS: 437   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Pours amber with no head, light bubbling. Mild aroma of malt and yeast. No idea on how old this bottle is, but I have my suspicions due to bottling by King & Barnes (closed in 2000?). A bit flat. Flavor is good, malty citrus sweet. Very mildly bitter. Nothing offensive, but nothing outstanding either. As with the other K&B beer I’ve rated, this one would have done better with a touch more carbonation. Drinking deeper results in more hop bittering. Not bad. Only marking is on rear label, B04AFL. My local store has a stash of K&B beers for some odd reason.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2005
The classic East India pale ale that helped make Burton-upon-Trent famous. This beer, along with Bass, Allsopp and Flowers, were the beginnings of a part of history it seems still remains shrouded in mystery. Tasted from the bottle and poured into an English pint glass, cool and not cold. Hazy and glazed looking, dark gold body with a high amount of fine carbonation raising up a huge fluffy white head, that persisted for the length and left gluggy webs of lace down the sides. Yeasty, toffee and sweet apple nose, tangy with a hint of melonous fruity esters. Sugary sweet, vanilla, sticky toffee and toasted malt in the mouth, a little overpowering, but thankfully it remained from becoming cloying. Lightly spicy and bready, medium bodied and soft in carbonation, the hops took a little while to kick in in the back, raspy, grassy and fruity mix, almost tangy before a malty and fruity swallow that was quite bitter and fresh. Not bad, a little too sweet for my liking but still a decent thirst quencher even with brewing being controlled by the Molson-Coors conglomerate. Easy drinking. (50cL, 15/04/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
A nice suprise from tesco as i was recoommended. Aroma is particularly full, nice alround, but could only handle one or two.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2005
Small head with lacing on the glass. Cloudy old-gold appearance and a pleasantly musty honey aroma. Malt and caramel in the taste and a long bitter finish. A warm day here in England, so I cooled this a bit more than I would normally do. Very satisfying after a day’s work.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
Slight pine resin aroma, becomes more definite on the taste buds, where it is carried by a moderate malt presence. The malt and pine flavours linger on a mildly bitter finish. A nice beer, but lacking personality.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2005
Poured a tiny white head with reasonable lacing, light amber in colour with a soft hoppy aroma. Its a fairly thin beer, but well balanced and not unpleasant, some mild malty caramel flavours. Definitly not an IPA imo, but would be happy to drink a lot more of this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2005
Good bottle-conditioned English ale. Bronze colour, with a moderate lacing head. Classic English bitter aroma with plenty of malty sweetness. Full-flavoured, with the hops prominent. Some green apple notes in a generally malty middle before that bright bitter finish. Perhaps a little skinny in the palate. (Bottle)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2005
Large head with scattered lacing murky orange body. Musty honey aroma. honey caramel with a distinct bitterness finish, quite metallic. Okay ish but not something I am likely to go looking for. Mouthfeel is quite rich.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
A standard, average beer. Not powerful enough. Gets a little watery and thin. However quite complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with small head. Pleasent soft maltiness, caramel, lightly resinous, well-rounded, silky mouthfeel, medium body.


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