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

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RATINGS: 498   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8246) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Very old bottle - meaning the original, real thing... Foxy-chestnut beer, clear (!); small, just off-white head, very dense. Quite nutty, walnut oil, but not much else. Beautifully aged, delicate brandy taste, with winelike madeirisation; a woody, oak-like finish. Very well bodied, oily MF. More nutty, not over-oxydised aftertaste. Nice, malty, chewy beer, just a little too light to my taste - but the real thing.
And than now, the cask version, as per Mark Dorber Amberish-orange beer with a better than usual B.C."H.". 4/5 Cookie malts, very fresh hops, but dosed, hint at caramel, whiff of ureum. 7/10 Very "beery" ale: combination of malts, caramel- and cookie- , fresh noble UK-hops, bit citrussy, and most important, in top-shape, complex. Grapey retronasal ending quite dry. 8/10 Light to medium bodied, slight slickness, sticky aftermath 4/5 Exceptionally good-tasting White Shield, better than I’ve ever had it. 15/20

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 1. Bottle 07/03/2005 Golden amber coloured and hoppy with a slightly creamy lasting pleasant malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Fat Cat, Sheffield 15/03/2008 Floral hop aroma. Golden amber coloured hoppy and floral with hints of bitterness and dryness in a crisp and creamy malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Cloudy orange-amber with a large and fluffly, but short lasting head. In the glass the aroma is strong on piney hops and stone-fruit, but it’s relatively restrained on tasting, and with some woody notes in the aftertaste. The flavour is quite bitter, as you’d expect and hope, and is well spread throughout to provide taste sensations all over the tongue. Medium bodied, and with a great carbonation level that is refreshing and not overly gassy. A good solid beer this one, easy to consume and enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a pleasing stong bitter hoppy flavor strait away. I dont remember it being such a good IPA. Its still one of the best around.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ohitsbrad (8) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2006 does not count
2 December 2005, Bottled Best Before Apr 06: Mostly clear dark orange colour with a large dense whipped cream white head. Looks impressive in the glass, the head rises well above the rim and holds its form remarkably well. Large clumps of foam adorn the glass. Aroma is a little fruity (peach, orange?) with hints of honey and pine. But I also get some vanilla, icecream, off-cream and soapy aromas. Flavour doesn’t seem to be quite as strong as the aroma, but is fairly bitter, hoppy and tastes of vanilla, cream and soap. The head is creamy over the lips but the mouthfeel is fairly light. I’m not quite sure why I’m getting the sour milk/off cream and soapy flavours. I was a little suspect.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle conditioned
Cloudy amber color; compact head, lively bottle. Basic but quite nice hoppy aroma. Some malt, pretty strong hopping, strong flavor, some resins. Good example.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1968) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
Bottle. Effervescent amber with a huge rocky head. Aroma is hoppy with some fruit and restrained malt. Taste - I was expecting a lot, and I’ve not been disappointed - is great; very well balanced malts and hops, with some lovely fruit and spices. This is a great IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (2058) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2005
Bottled (BB 09-06-2006). Clear copper/bronze coloured, big head. Hoppy aroma, bitter flavour. Typical ESB, not really my thing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1077) - SCOTLAND - NOV 20, 2005
Lovely pale bronze colour, good steady bead, resulting in a long lasting typical bottle conditioned fluffy head. Fresh malt on the nose, along with zesty fruity hops. Palate is packed with well balanced malt and spicy hops, this mix delights the taste buds well after the final gulp. A very well balanced brew, good strength. Nice to see it again. Vic Wines Kelso, 4 for £5.99.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14694) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Cask gravity at Notts BF 05. Slightly hazy but I had been waiting 3 days to get my hands on this, so I didn’t mind that it wasn’t quite ready yet. Hazy orange colour, no head. Good hoppy, fruity nose. Good citrus fruits and some sweet strawberry which carry on to a zesty finish. Grapes in the fruit mix as well. 500ml bottle from Morrisons in Margate as part of the UK Mass White Shield Tasting. http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/worthington-white a clear copper amber colour with a lasting persistant near beige head. Very little sediment in the bottle if any. Aroma is some yeast, some minerality and some hops. Some dusty earthiness. It’s surprisingly hoppy. You know what I still like this. It’s a grower. It’s a tasty hoppy beer. Mmmm, yes I really am liking this and the earthyness of the hops. Some toffee malts develop. Touch too carbonated. 7 48316 3.8/5.0


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