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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: 497   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (651) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2004
Aroma has some lovely honeysuckle notes and just a hint of hops. Apperaance is cloudy brown orange with lots of floaty particles and a smallish head. Flavour was slightly peppery, some celery, lasting hops and a small background of malt. Lightly carbonated which suited it nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3999) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood, Birmingham. Light brown beer, with enormous head and big lacing. Looks sparkling, smells sweet and hoppy - nice. Very deep bitter flavour, with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. This tasted like some of the SoCal IPAs I tried last month - the San Diego crowd would lovethis! A hint of alcohol vapour as the liquid enters my mouth, but any syruppy swettness vanishes in a sandy swig. Big, dry.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
Clear copper colour with great clumpy head with big bubbles. It clumped into a big bunch which my girlfriend described as "like the foam that washes up on the beach." Big chunks of yeast which remind me of tea leaves which just sit at the bottom of the glass and do not dissolve or affect the clarity at all - weird. Aroma is pretty clean with some junipery, menthol-esque hops. Upon smelling the beer I suspected it had been slightly (only slightly though) affected by the travel to get to my part of the world, but it was well within its BB date. Juicy malt flavour which is kind of a bit flabby. Not much hop flavour but a minerally dryness. I was expecting it to be a lot more bitter. Give me Sam Smith’s IPA over this any day.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2004
Rating #400. Bottle Conditoned. Dark brown, large frothy white head. Main flavour is malt, slightly roasty, slight coffee, quite bitter when it catches the underside of your tounge. Pretty good, I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
Bottled.Amber with an attractive and shiny white head. Restrained hops with trace notes of organic beans. Smooth hoppy flavour with tobacco and mocha notes on the end. Smooth and thoroughly enjoyable, getting better towards the end.

4.3
   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.

3.7
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10979) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1709) - 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.


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