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: 542   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Amber/orange color, a bit hazy, offwhite head. Malty, citric aroma with toffee notes. Fruity, hoppy metallic flavor, grassy, quite bitter after a while, soapy notes. Rather long grassy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6653) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
Bottled. Golden with a fizzy, off-white head. Light sourish fruity aroma; grapefruit and some toffee. Late and dry, grassy bitterness. Also some chocolate-flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle @ TimE’s House: pellucid copper color, thick white head and a firm sheet of lacing. Orange, biscuit and oatmeal cookie in the aroma. Light husk and malts along with a light citrusy note in the finsh. The tail is long and malty, citrusy, and actually fairly hoppy for a british style ale. Thanks to Erick for bringing this from England.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2616) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Clean, deep copper color. Aroma is of hops, banana, and citrus. Flavor is dry hoppiness, caramel malt, earth tones, and some fruit. Finishes with nice bitterness. Nice charecter with great hop flavor. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Red-golden with a nice head. The aroma is nice and hoppy. The flavour is quite full and has nice notes of fruity hops, citrus and a hint of caramel. It’s a nice IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Worthington’s White Shield
Date: April 08, 1999
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Appearance: hdzy dark amber, frothy tan head
Aroma: light floral hop aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, very distinctive, low bitterness

Name: Worthington’s White Shield
Date: April 15, 2000
slight sweetness, when it warms a wonderful malt character emerges, malty with well balanced hops, nice underlying bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: **+/4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
Clear orange amber. A deliciously malty IPA with earthy and fruity qualities and perfect bitterness. Fantastic!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle 500ml. Ordered through Waitrose/Ocardo. I allowed it to settle in the cooler for 12 hours. It was very lively on opening and could not wait to be poured, but we are talking about a fine bottle conditioned ale here! In the glass, it was a coppery/amber with a large white head. It has a lovely pale malt aroma to it and a hint of fruitiness. The flavour was fantastic; a lovely balance of hops and malts. A good body and smooth with it. The pale malt lingers, finishing with a wicked dry bitterness. It left me wanting more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JayNW (12) - Crewe, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
This beer is awesome. There’s nothing flashy about it but this is what IPA is all about for me. It’s spot on. Some of this beer would definately be in my desert island suitcase. A classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2009 500ml bottle. Bought autumn 2006, drunk June 2007. Pours a lovely copper colour with a medium head that is retained. Some hoppy scent to it and a straight forward classic bitter taste, with a good long finish. Very refreshing and very well-balanced, this is not a fancy beer, just a great example of the style. You can do a lot worse! Cask version sampled at the White Horse, for "Still here Mr. Selle?" session, at their Winter Beer Festival, 28th Nov 08. Very similar - probably a bit better 7/3/8/4/16.

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