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Brewed by Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.


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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msavage235 (90) - - OCT 8, 2012
Apparently, according to the bottle, this is the oldest version of India Pale Ale there is. Pours with a ton of carbonation, the quickly expanding foam is almost unmanageable. The head is nice and pillowy though. The nose is weak, sweet malts and a hint of citrus. The taste is surprisingly subtle, with a really nice balance between hops and malts which means its very drinkable. It has notes of citrus, apricot, caramel and honey. I’d get another pint of this anytime, really solid offering.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steffan (55) - WALES - AUG 24, 2016
Aroma of weak shoe polish, nice foamy and creamy head. Bitter on the palate not lasting. Taste fades quickly. More taste on the froth than in the body. A bit too much like a bitter and not an IPA. Too much ABV for the style also.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle @ Bi Village, Fazana, Croatia. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, herbs, grass. Flavor is light sweet, faint bitterness, malt, caramel, herbs, little wood, grass. Medium body, average carbonation. 080816

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PivopijaPivopija (98) - - AUG 3, 2016
aroma: slighlty hoppy, a bit sour, overall quite neutral appearance: amber colour, very high carbonisation and thick foam taste: fruity, a bit sweet and sour at once, hoppy

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2739) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2016
Jun. ’16. A 0.5 l bottle that poured a clear golden body with a medium sized head. A bit of caramel, bread and some herbal aroma. Fine bitter roasted flavor, bread, roasted caramel and apple/other fruity with vague herbal hop notes, too. Medium body. Finished long, bitter herbal and papery. Although rater simple, it’s a decent bitter with straightforward bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (679) - - JUL 1, 2016
Prima Engelse ale maar verder niet echt soepel. Beetje te smeeuigheid voor mijn smaak

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darioklc (677) - Karlovac, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2016
Pivo brončane boje, sa gustom prljavo bijelom pjenom. Dosta karbonizirana pa podriguješ ko lud. Slabi miris borovine. Iako piše na etiketi nešto i IPAi ovo je tipični primjerak engleskog bittera sa gorkim finishom u okusu.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Igor_K (1) - - MAY 22, 2016 does not count
Bought in supermarket, fancy bottle design and sticker. Weak aroma, instable foam and watered taste. Attractive golden colour though. Would not recommend it to experienced IPA drinkers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (389) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle at home, supermarket bought. Pours amber in colour, with a larger and rockier head than I expected. Settles to a nice collar of foam. The typical aroma of nutty, slightly peppery hop and sweet malt. Taste is a little sweet to start, then nicely bitter. Lots of flavour - sappy malt, peppery hop, some herbal bitterness and slight, fino sherry finish. Smooth and drinkable, but nicely carbonated. Very nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (990) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 30, 2016
Tres legerement ambrée, grosse carbo, collet moyen persistant. Aromes plus porté sur le caramel et sur les céréales. Amertume bien presente mais assez discrete et sans le cote citronne ou exotique des versions americaines. Bel equilbre, bien agreable

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2298) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a clear, dark amber color, topped with a medium sized and creamy head, just off-white. Nice retention. Mild biscuity malt aroma with a bit of grassiness in the back. Moderately sweet. Biscuity malt with some caramel presence and a mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium light body. Ok.


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