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


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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Ruby coloured ale, with a sharp citric nose and a citrusy cremola foam, touch of real lemonade real juicy malt. 3.6

bottle at home 15-11-11 Online Mass tasting (http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/worthington-wh ... copper ... little gush ... big off white foam head ... light spicy sweet toffee malt nose...quite fizzy ... creamy caramel malts ... little blackcurrant ... little figgy plum ... soft yeastyness ... i like the soft yeasty character ... its really quite mellow ...little chalky herbalness ... and a little spicy peperyness... all round im enjoying if not loving this beer 3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2007
Bottle conditioned, and lively enough to attempt to pour itself. Luckily I got there first. pours a good bronze, well carbonated with big creamy head which clings to the glass - if I hadn’t poured it myself I’d swear this was on cask. Very classy - aroma brisk and hoppy with a hint of spiciness. Palate smooth and full, lingering bitterness and malty notes. Great balance of richness and prominent hoppy freshness - great for a hot day, I can see this going down well as an early IPA. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Will have to revisit mine was a bottle from Topper’s in Helana Montana and it was oxidized. Notes of malt, hops and cardboard. Page 499 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide. Had recently at the source and it was FUCKING AMAZING and the head could be eaten with a spoon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iCraig (32) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 This has got to be mmy favourite bottle conditioned ale. It tastes of currants and ginger to me, and its very moreish. So good I have a case of it! Also be carefull pouring it, as has been said before the yeast is so lively it tries to pour itself! Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2007
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a fluffy and persistent off-white foamy head. Slightly dusty and sweet malty aroma with aromatic apricot-fruity notes and flowery, slightly resiny hops. Modrately bitter flavour, medium body, smooth and pleasant mouthfeel. Sligtly toasted malty and fruity taste; moderately dry, malty, slightly fruity and bitter finish with an aromatic hoppy touch. Quaffable, moreish brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4674) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle conditioned Very likely with champagne-like bubbles and a massive cream head on top of a bright golden ale; clean hoppy aroma; very fruity in the mouth and a subtle dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Hazy amber colour with a dense off white head. Malty, light caramel sweet aroma with a hoppy fruity note. Hoppy fruity flavor with a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luthor (1) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
One of my absolute favourite ales. No longer available here in Sweden, I have not tasted this jewel för a few years now. But this summer I will spend my vacation in U.K....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9006) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle: Amber coloured, slightly hazy, big fluffy off-white head, lacing and slowly collapsing; robust fruity (red berries) and malty/caramelly nose with a very distinctive hoppy-aromatic touch; stronger bitter flavour, quite dry, light to medium bodied; dry aromatic-bitter finish, balanced by a caramelly fruitiness. A fine stuff...........

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2203) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Malty aroma. Copper appearance with a crisp white head. Tangy, metallic flavour. A crisp bitter ale.

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