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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


gwoodin's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - DEC 27, 2004
Disappointing. 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".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (419) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, amber orange with a medium, frothy, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Fruity aroma with caramel malt and a faint bread note. Sweet fruity flavour with caramel malt, a touch of pepper and a dry, bitter, resin finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok, but was expecting more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2015
.5l bottle at Beerville Bar, Belgrade. Darker orange-brown, bubble head. Bitter fruit, too dry finish. Dry cider throughout. Tannic. Not best in bottle I presume, not too interesting for me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hippoman (124) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
500ml Bottle from Tesco, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Branded as a true connoisseur’s IPA but for me there are far better in the style. Some caramel and fruit notes fail to cover the overwhelming "Special Brew" flavour that really shouldn’t be an issue with a 5.6 ABV beer. Disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Nose is berry , cereal, biscuit, autumn fruits. Taste is cereal, red berry, herbal hops, slight pepperiness in the lightly bitter finish. It’s a better than average supermarket beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Spur of the moment purchase while just looking for something differnt for once. Big bubble pour. Settles to a skim. Plenty of nondescript fruit and plenty of bread with a very quiet bitterness. Light spice. Pretty uninspiring yet very drinkable. As a beer to drink a lot of its perfect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (811) - CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with two fat fingers of light beige head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is caramel, stone fruit, citrus, mild herbal and earthy. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Medium bodied, moderate to low carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) A little malt forward, but decently balanced for an E/IPA. I still prefer the brighter hops character of the A/IPA style, but this is a decent example of a more traditional IPA. I’d like to try this in cask some time, actually. (12/20)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (756) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle - lively brown body with a creamy beige head which subsides reasonably quickly. Aroma of caramel, peach and lemon. Taste of caramel, nuts, light roasted malts, followed by some light grassy hop and light bitterness in the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1558) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear brownish orange, off-white foam mostly fades. Fruity citrus herbal hop aroma. Crisp clean fruity citrusy herbal earthy hop taste, lean lightly sweet caramel malts. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Very tasty proper British IPA. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2015
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden amber, short-lived white head. Aromas are fruity, malt, light sour, light metal. Taste is light sweet, earthy hops. Caramel finish. Disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Hazy amber, beige head.Vague fruity noseThin bodied,lightly sweet fore,fruity tones.Neutral mid, medium hop finish lasts. Ok but nothing special


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