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

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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1830) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Bottle conditioned. Amber colour, medium head. Little aroma. It may be my imagination but I am sure I can taste burton water. Medium hoppiness and a little pepper and spice. Deceptively full in the body. A nice beer, I was just expecting more from this. Had this again at the Brewery Tap, Burton. Amber beer with a large head and excellent lacing. Aroma of yeast and cereal grain. Taste is hop resins, pepper and some caramel. A good IPA, better on cask at source than bottle conditioned.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (51) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours dark amber with a big fluffy head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Very pleasant IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3051) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Serving: bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber pour. Large but fleeting head. Earthy hops and caramel nose. Pleasant bread, caramel, earthy hops, and a very slight tang I can’t place. Dry finish. Thin on the tongue but highly drinkable. Certainly respectable.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolfcarnival (80) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 13, 2014
Picked this up in poland after reading all about it in cams book. good to finally taste it. pours amber with a big foamy head. starts off fizzy but without a lot of aroma. mildly hoppy and peppery. taste is a smooth balance of hops and malts. caramel, pear, spices. its punchy for an english beer but it fizzled out quite fast. i guess literally its an ipa but it feels more like a bitter. anyway doesnt matter, im gonna play darksouls. i never did get past the bit in the crypt so lets fucking goooooooooo

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (751) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Hazy orange amber colour foamy white head slight lacing. Aroma is weak hops. Taste is well balanced some malts with spicy hop bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle in Turner’s Mill, Redcar. Amber with a cream head. A biscuity base underlies plenty of citrus and a little spice. Good - an excellent traditional IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Malty aroma. Cloudy light brown colour with excellent head. Nice coffee flavor up front with lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium body with good warmth and medium to high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1026) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Aroma: intense caramel, molasses, light floral hops. Appearance: clear amber, small white head. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: malty caramel sweets make way to some bitters, intensifying, massive grassy and floral hops, low carbonation, average-long finish. Overall: excellent "IPA" or more of an ESB, lovely sweet aroma with nice bitter palate. Bottle from Waitrose, Canary Wharf.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (444) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Barwa: jasno bursztynowa, lekko zamglona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: słodowy (herbatnikowo- karmelowy), owocowy (jabłko, śliwka, gruszka), z nieco perfumowanymi akcentami chmielu kwiatowo- ziołowego (prawdopodobnie z powodu użycia ekstraktu) oraz lekką nutą alkoholową. Smak: słodowy z przewagą herbatników, domieszką karmelu oraz toffi. Następnie chmielowa kontra i nieco owocowa goryczka w dolnych rejestrach. Alkohol na finiszu ledwie wyczuwalny

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1058) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear orange with beige head. Fruity English ale aroma. Bready fruity taste, and a moderately bitter finish. Pretty good English IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tedvard (22) - - JUN 25, 2014
See: Amber, half finger white head Smell: Hint of malt, spices, zesty hops. Aroma quite subtle in all honesty. Taste: Very smooth, well balanced. Distinct apple flavour from the hops and hints of spice. Fairly crisp , no lingering after taste. Subtle malty finish. Pallet: Medium body and medium carbonation. Dry finish. Very nice beer, well balanced flavour with interesting apple and spice notes.


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