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


on tap

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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2004
First brewed in 1820. Good balance. Fruity and hoppy. Full bodied satisfaction. Traditional. A good English bitter in the bottle. Pale Ale. Whatever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2004
Bottle conditioned. A wonderful beer, with a decent amount of hops. Some fruity notes detected, apple and possibly orange. Some spiciness. Nice dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
Gravity at Derby Beer Festival. Cask White Shield seems to be a rarity. Thinnish flowery aroma, wonder if the hazy orange body is due to this being an early sample on the first day? Robust orange notes to the flavour, reasonable matl/hop balance. Guess I’ll have to try bottle conditioned as well to see how they compare.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2004
Brownish amber coloured. Loads of malts and hops in the aroma and in the flavour. Full bodied and full flavoured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2004
Clear light copper coloured body with a foamy off white head. There was good lacing and the head stayed around for the journey. Hops on the nose along with some honey that seems to come and go. Grainy malt initial taste followed by fruity hops, almost a creamy texture, medium body and nice bitterness at the finish. Good beer, even the bottle presentation scrubs up very well. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1466) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 13 June 2004 - Sweet lolly light hop aroma with a hint of musk. Clear light brown orange, some haed retention and sudsy lacing. Sweet light fruity brew, with high hop flavour. Slight Fizz but thinish, with slight pleasent, musk-celery aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
Candy hoppy aroma with clear red amber colour and good head and lacing. Malt hop flavour with crisp sharp palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2004
Explosive head on an orange body. Fruity hop aroma. Creamy flavour then a light woody bitterness. Some unresolved alcohol in the finish. Not bad without being great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2004
Bottle. A very fruity aroma. Smooth malt taste leading to a dry bitterness. All the better for being bottle conditioned. I would buy this again. Not an IPA more a Pale Ale. Still good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (673) - 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.

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