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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: 462   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Crystal clear, amber ale with a frothy, khaki head. This stuff smells a bit fruity, but tastes a touch like iced-tea with fizz. It’s not offensive at all. The bottle says IPA, but my nose and taste buds say English pale ale or maybe even a bitter. This one would make a pretty good session brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Clear amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, not overly strong, fruity, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, some earthy, grassy, berry, not especially bitter. Medium body. Would make a nice session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2004
Pours dark bronze with a rocky off-white head. Good carbonation. Aroma is citrusy with pine and wood notes. Fruit (apricot?) and wood in the medium body with a dry, marmalade bitterness to finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5592) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2004
Bottle Orangepeel, wood and christmas spice aroma. Dark amber, low carbonation, fairly large stable head. Flavor does not match the exiting aroma: Oranges and dry wooden notes still there but to a lesser degree. Spices and slightly dusty english hops are appareant as well. Fairly light body and a slight fizzyness. English hop and wood aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Mark, the owner of the White Horse in London, England gave this to me from his cellar when I left his pub. At the time he gave it to me, it seemed like he thought it was from the moon. It was special to him, that’s for sure. Devastatingly attractive. Dried herb in color. Orange hits the nose first followed by cotton candy, coriander, allspice, peach, doughy yeast and a suggestion of cellar mustiness. Brilliant nose. Obviously aged and incredibly smooth on the palate but the cellaring destroyed the hop presence. The flavor is faint, light in body but still delicious providing a light fruitiness throughout. This beer was such a damn tease!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 a very nice balance between nutty, woody, warm malt, spicy, liquoricey hops, and plenty of plummy fruit depth. salty and dry in the finish, with an average level of bitterness. very drinkable and well made, undoubtedly the best coors product i have had.rer8: resiny, earthy dryhop nose with intriguing trappist heavy stonefruit. taste is bready, caramelly and earthy, rich, fruity and juicy like biting into a ripe blood plum. finish is nicely balanced between peppery fuggles and nutty, caramelly malt richness. quite salty to cut through the sweetness. bitterness is slightly metallic though. like coopers might have been once i think, a characterfully fruity but dry ale.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
First brewed in 1820. Good balance. Fruity and hoppy. Full bodied satisfaction. Traditional. A good English bitter in the bottle. Pale Ale. Whatever.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2004
Bottle conditioned. A wonderful beer, with a decent amount of hops. Some fruity notes detected, apple and possibly orange. Some spiciness. Nice dry, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
Gravity at Derby Beer Festival. Cask White Shield seems to be a rarity. Thinnish flowery aroma, wonder if the hazy orange body is due to this being an early sample on the first day? Robust orange notes to the flavour, reasonable matl/hop balance. Guess I’ll have to try bottle conditioned as well to see how they compare.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2004
Brownish amber coloured. Loads of malts and hops in the aroma and in the flavour. Full bodied and full flavoured.


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