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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2015
Amber to copper colored, clear, moderate off white head, decent lasting, nice lacing. Aroma is malty, biscuit, some fruit and citrus and bit grassy. Taste is low+ sweet caramel malt, biscuit, low fruity, citrus, some spice, some grassiness. Low to moderate bitterness, bittersweet finish, hints of alcohol. Medium- bodied, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (408) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 26, 2015
0.5l bottle. Amber color with dusty particles. Nice, but fast fading white head. Aroma of malt, hops and perfume. Taste is bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (1214) - CROATIA - SEP 26, 2015
Clear deep amber color, average sized white head. Aroma is full of sweetness, red fruits, maybe raisins, biscuit... IPA? Hmmm... Taste is, again, sweet. Red fruits and raisins, dominantly malty, some caramel touches. Some hop traces in finish, at last. Citrus notes, maybe even some exotic fruits, but very vaguely. Nevertheless, clean and fresh, very drinkable stuff, just not for me.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 25, 2015
0.5 bottle at Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb. Clear golden, medium off white head, lacing. Citrus hops. Malts, candy, fruits. Sweet. Good balance, but far from IPA. Good pale ale. Drinkable. Thin to medium body, medium carb. Weak finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (780) - Pula, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle 0,5l from Konzum supermarket. Clear amber liquid with off white average head. Medium body, heavy carbonation. Some caramel in taste, low in hoppiness but in aftertaste could taste some. Smell is a bit sweet. Weird ipa.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
funcut (528) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2015
Popijeno u Sibeniku u baru domald... novo u ponudi u nasem gradu ..sama pojava je interesantna ...cijena 20 kuna ...pivo nije nesto najbolje ali je pitko ..osjeti se okus i miris piva ...alkohol se osjeti ...dobro ..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Poured clear orange gold with white head. Nose is toffee caramel slightly pine. Taste is slightly citrus pine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at Giraffe. Hazy amber body with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of orange, stewed tea and pineapple. Flavour of floral, herbal hops. A hint of peach too, with an earthy, peppery finish. Thin to medium body with an oily texture. Light fizz. A well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teran (278) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2016 Brownish dark orange, clear. White to light beige top. Crisp citrusy and bitter herbal taste. Average carbonation. Roasted almonds and caramel., some bread. Hoppy. Very tasty with long finish. I must congratulate to the people behind this beer: enough neutral to drink it every day, enough special not to forget it. Beer minimalism on the stage!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
(bottle) very hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, sweet spices and raisins, with a light touch of caramel, lots of bread dough, chalk and a light hint of alcohol. flavour is mostly sugar icing, more bread dough and herbal hops, with a light touch of vanilla, nettles and some more light alcohol in the finish. medium-to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.

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