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


on tap

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RATINGS: 535   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2005
A nice suprise from tesco as i was recoommended. Aroma is particularly full, nice alround, but could only handle one or two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2005
Small head with lacing on the glass. Cloudy old-gold appearance and a pleasantly musty honey aroma. Malt and caramel in the taste and a long bitter finish. A warm day here in England, so I cooled this a bit more than I would normally do. Very satisfying after a day’s work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2005
Slight pine resin aroma, becomes more definite on the taste buds, where it is carried by a moderate malt presence. The malt and pine flavours linger on a mildly bitter finish. A nice beer, but lacking personality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2005
Poured a tiny white head with reasonable lacing, light amber in colour with a soft hoppy aroma. Its a fairly thin beer, but well balanced and not unpleasant, some mild malty caramel flavours. Definitly not an IPA imo, but would be happy to drink a lot more of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1456) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2005
Good bottle-conditioned English ale. Bronze colour, with a moderate lacing head. Classic English bitter aroma with plenty of malty sweetness. Full-flavoured, with the hops prominent. Some green apple notes in a generally malty middle before that bright bitter finish. Perhaps a little skinny in the palate. (Bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2005
Large head with scattered lacing murky orange body. Musty honey aroma. honey caramel with a distinct bitterness finish, quite metallic. Okay ish but not something I am likely to go looking for. Mouthfeel is quite rich.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
A standard, average beer. Not powerful enough. Gets a little watery and thin. However quite complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy amber color with small head. Pleasent soft maltiness, caramel, lightly resinous, well-rounded, silky mouthfeel, medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2005
Labled as an IPA,(bought in Selfridges,Manchester) but for me has none of the known qualitys of this type of beer.As a beer in its own right though...its really good.Nice golden colour and sweet aroma with a lovely chocolate mouthfeel.I would be quite happy to drink this all night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2005
pours a golden/ruby colour with a large head which diminished quickly. Aroma is hoppy, with alcohol and a touch of fruit and caramel. felt a little thin to me (although i suppose it is only 5.6%) with a bitter finish.

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