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


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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 From a Bottle. This is a nice dark amber colour with a good head,good malt fruit and hop aroma,taste is just so bloody good with a vanilla ice cream twang,earthy,wood,leather,sweet and dark malts,orange marmalade and lime with a bitter dry finish.I am glad it is still around,a regular beer at home,always a good experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Translucent gold color, pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of classic Engish IPA, malty with degree of sulfur, or rotting twigs. Hopped with maybe East Kent? it is bitter, but not the citrus or piney bitterness that I've grown to enjoy. Finish is dry and somewhat tangy. Thanks TAR for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10738) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
Bottle Conditioned Ale. Brown amber with tightly knit head. More malty than I remember, though I had aged this bottle to 3 yrs. Beautifully yeast head and then a fruity body, plums and some banana. Rich flavours amd palate, low carbonation. A fizzy, tangy finish, not too bitter but well balanced, the alcohol mixes well with the body. One of the best BCA's to be found in Blighty, chipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Not an IPA by todays standards, but still a nice refreshing ale with clean sweet malts that get almost chocolatey as it warms and a decent bitterness at the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1699) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Malt, sugar coffee chocolate, melted powdered sugar foam. Really fizzy mouthfeel. Very much like a traditional bitter rather than an IPA. More malted than hopped, I would say. Good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
Malty nose with toffee tones. Cloudy light brown colour like muddy water and a foamy white head. Good solid ale malty at first with treacle tone and a sappy complex. The finsh is hoppy bitter with fruit tones. A really good ale, leagues better than that aweful, drain pour, nitro crap that Worthingtons push out in the main stream.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (613) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2003
bananas, apples and malts in the nose, dark murky brown hue, good head and well laced, malty with apple undertones, sour malty aftertaste, a good complex IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2003 nice and bready pale ale crisp tastes. Bass' big brother and it tastes like they passed the formula on to King and Barnes. Thin body makes for EZ drinking. Would take is over most of your Trappists Raisin Brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Caramel, hot-buttered rum, and buttered toast and orange marmalade all wrapped up in a cloudy dark golden package with a tiny, lasting head, this beer is a true English delight. Very fine carbonation makes everything about this beer tingly; there’s the substantial fruity malting, the very earthy yeast, and the subtle hop bite that can all be discerned. The balance here reminds me of one of the best American takes on a British style, that being Alesmith’s ESB. The only tiny negative is that a wee bit of alcohol is somewhat noticeable even while fairly cold, but it doesn’t get stronger upon warming. Superbly crafted beer. A delicious beer, sent to me by one RateBeerian and enjoyed in a glass that I received down in Atlanta when I had the pleasure of the company of aracauna and his wife, gthank and thebeercollector. RateBeer is indeed my pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Lt golden brown, smallish head. A bottle conditioned, British “strong” ale? or IPA?. Nicely malty, somewhat fruity, complex flavors, slightly hoppy. Smooth taste, slight malt sweetness. Nice beer. Good taste. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is very slightly bitter.

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