gwoodin (36) - Birmingham, - DEC 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Low on flavour, with a slight sulphur taint.
This beer has had several changes of brewer in recent years. It may be nostalgia, but "it dont taste like it used to".
Martin243 (623) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle at home. Clear orange body with a huge rocky dense white head. cereal and spice aroma. Lovely balanced resinous hop and toffee malt flavour with some spicy white pepperish notes. Makes a nice change from grapefruit bitterness associated with the style. Juicy mouthfeel, long finish.
mike67 (695) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours orange with huge, long lasting white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is of funky yeast, piney hops and ripe fruit. Earthy hops dominate the palate while caramel, bready malt and ripe fruit provide some balance. Finish is long and earthy. Very nice brew.
ClaudeB04 (32) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A perfect companion to the "salade de chicon" with a garlic/vinaigre dressing, will certainly buy some more next time I visit Auchans beer section.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the Temple Spec’s. Medium pour with an off-white head. Aroma is kinda fruity and spicy. Taste is bready and kinda bitter.
MustangMarkF (187) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500ml. As someone else said- are you sure this is an IPA?? Wasn’t even close to one in my book. It poured a reddish amber crowned with a thick white head. its aroma was sweet maltiness and this was reflected in the taste. All malts and no hops. Not a bad beer but not brilliant either - and certainly not what I would expect from an IPA.
ronaldtheriot (985) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Worthington’s White Shield has an extremely thick, off-white head with a frothiness that is more pronounced than pretty much any other beer in existence, a hazy, golden appearance, and very heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of a most rich, sweet, fruity, bready, mildly citrusy, caramel, toffee, and roasted malt. Taste is of creamy, sweet, sugary, wedding cake, light fruit, white bread, bread crust, nougat, light vanilla, barley malt, and pleasant, perfectly-placed hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat slick, and Worhtington’s White Shield finishes semi-dry, refreshing, eminently drinkable, and near perfect. This is a tour-DE-force from Molson-Coors, and one of this world’s truly great beers. The worst that one can say about this beer is that it is outstanding in almost every way! RJT
seymour (1261) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from big brown bottle into a nonic pint glass. It poured a hazy amber colour with everlasting beige foam and lace. Definitely benefits from live yeast bottle-conditioning. Strong biscuity malt backbone with equal hops bitterness, flavour and aroma. Nice English orange maramalade essence. Some great woodsy, earthy Fuggle notes too. Medium body, chewy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Subtle smoke and mineral aspects of Burton water. Long-lasting tangy bittersweet aftertaste. Good stuff.
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a amber with a large white head. Aroma is English hops with decent earthy malt. Flavor is earthy caramel malt with a nice underlying hoppy backbone. Finish is sweet and malty with a nice toffee left on the tongue. Overall a decent English IPA with plenty of malt and a suprising hoppyness.
gruberm (277) - - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
We sure this an IPA? Reddish golden color and no hoppy bite. More malty. Pretty good but again.....I'm confused.
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kassner (1292) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on trip to UK picked up in Bath. More hops than usual. very brilliant copper color and modest head though a bit more carbonation than needed. Balanced and very drinkable.