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


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RATINGS: 479   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003 Pretty nice little brew. Very hoppy aroma, and very hoppy taste, relatively dry, bitter hop finish, lots of flavour, but not over the top, i kind of liked it this time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2511) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2002
Smooth bitterness and a somewhat yeasty liquorice-flavour makes this beer a winner in my book!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
The color of a nut brown ale with a decent head. The alcohol could be better hidden. A strong malt flavor and more like a Belgian ale than most British brews. A quality beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2002
Dark brown beer, with an airy head. The flavour is a mixture of sweetness followed by bitterness. It has something different about it that many English beers don’t have, a complex flavour. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2002
slightly merky looking, with little head or carbonation. The malty aroma is deep. The strength of taste is superb. Bonfire toffee notes, with bags of malt and hops. The taste remains in the palate for ages. A truely tastey and drinkable ale! Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8174) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2002
The classic IPA. Well hopped to survive the journey from ’The Offie’ to home. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Nice malty aroma with a big malt and hop flavor. Quite cloudy for the style. A very good English Ale. Will have to get some more. Thanks Gusler.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - FEB 12, 2002
A pleasant but somewhat ordinary pale ale. I have no complaints with this beer, but nothing jumped out and grabbed me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3616) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2002
Understate aroma, orange brown colour but the bitterness seems overpowering and gives it a astringent aftertaste. Hopefully it will be better left to age for a year or two.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2225) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2001
One of the most amazing things that I have put in my mouth. Positively the best English ale to pass my lips.

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