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


on tap

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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
500ml brown bottle. Golden, unfiltered appearance, thin white cap with some mild soapy lacing. Nose is lightly malty. Taste has light malt/grain/bread, a little caramel and toasty notes with light hops. Overall lighter than i was hoping for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4964) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and earthy. Taste is a citrus and earthy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness underneath. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. An easy to drink India Pale Ale that is tasty and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Poured a hazy orange, with a dense white head. Aroma of oranges, toffee, yeast esters and light grass. Some citrus in the flavour, but more sweet tangerine, than grapefruit. Also notes of biscuit and straw. Finish was peppery hop, caramel and chewy grain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (767) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma- Has a nice malt aroma with a hop back drop Appearance- This is a cloudy dark amber with a good head Taste-Has a medium hop bitterness that is evened out by the malt flavor Palate- Medium bodied with mild carbonation Overall- a solid English IPA that has a nice smooth flavor and a great finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
pecksheeh (20) - IRELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a copper colour with off white head. Earthy aroma with spice notes. Hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barcull (9) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
Bottle. This beer now imported into Canada. Aroma is balanced with some fruity esters, less malt fullness than I recall having from the cask at the Burton-Upon-Trent museum brewery. It tends toward the medium body, medium dry with a long hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours with a huge body, towering head. Drinks with an interesting Brittanic character, a little woody, but well balanced with a firm malt backbone and a British hop flourish. (#5866, 11/21/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1441) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Gyllengul med stort vitt skum. Bottle. Doft av hö och en aning citrus. En del maltighet i smaken med en torr beska med lätta citrusinslag. Mer som en bra lager än en IPA (även med engelska mått)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (775) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a copper colour with medium white-beige head. Aroma is bread, cereal, fruits, some hops. Taste is fruity, malts, caramel, bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
500ml bottle, amber-copper color, with a fluffy white-beige head, very light earthy floral fruity, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, with a subtle tea leaf, toasted, pale, caramel malt accent, and a bready, cereal note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild toasted, caramel, pale malty, toffee, light flowery leafy, grassy hoppy, apple skin fruity character, with a faint tea leaf, toasted bread crumbs, zesty lemon peel flavour, leading towards a toasted, caramel maltiness, lingering fruity, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.

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