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: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.

SarkyNorthener's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3170) - West Bromwich (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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4352) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2015
Whee, another "classic" I finally get to try. At the O˛ujsko Bar in Tkalčićeva street, Zagreb. Darker amber body, misty with a lasting head. Vaguely dusty sweetish aroma, dried apricots, very light cardboard. Simple taste, peachy, malty, with a short stab of herbal hoppy bitterness. Solid body. Yeah, drinkable, will get a chuckle for being called an IPA by today’s standards, but not something I’ll likely be returning to much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (761) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 2, 2015
0.5l bottle. Amber color. Aroma is fruity, earthy and herbal. Taste is sweet with hop character. Overall it’s interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1502) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
A copper coloured beer with a thick white head. A light nutty malt aroma, dusty and a touch bready. Dry mouthfeel. A medium bitterness starts the taste off, pithy citrus fruit and grassy, which is followed by a dry, nutty malt flavour, this brings forth a ripe fruit vinous taste. A well rounded finish, of both hop and malt elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
einherjar (202) - Rijeka, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2015
Amber to copper color, medium head. Aroma malt, honey, fruits, hops. Taste light sweet, medium body, bitter-sweet end. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (473) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2015
Amber to copper colored, clear, moderate off white head, decent lasting, nice lacing. Aroma is malty, biscuit, some fruit and citrus and bit grassy. Taste is low+ sweet caramel malt, biscuit, low fruity, citrus, some spice, some grassiness. Low to moderate bitterness, bittersweet finish, hints of alcohol. Medium- bodied, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (289) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 26, 2015
0.5l bottle. Amber color with dusty particles. Nice, but fast fading white head. Aroma of malt, hops and perfume. Taste is bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veceo (911) - CROATIA - SEP 26, 2015
Clear deep amber color, average sized white head. Aroma is full of sweetness, red fruits, maybe raisins, biscuit... IPA? Hmmm... Taste is, again, sweet. Red fruits and raisins, dominantly malty, some caramel touches. Some hop traces in finish, at last. Citrus notes, maybe even some exotic fruits, but very vaguely. Nevertheless, clean and fresh, very drinkable stuff, just not for me.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hrabren (313) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 25, 2015
0.5 bottle at Vintage Industrial Bar, Zagreb. Clear golden, medium off white head, lacing. Citrus hops. Malts, candy, fruits. Sweet. Good balance, but far from IPA. Good pale ale. Drinkable. Thin to medium body, medium carb. Weak finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
azzie (510) - - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle 0,5l from Konzum supermarket. Clear amber liquid with off white average head. Medium body, heavy carbonation. Some caramel in taste, low in hoppiness but in aftertaste could taste some. Smell is a bit sweet. Weird ipa.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
funcut (457) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2015
Popijeno u Sibeniku u baru domald... novo u ponudi u nasem gradu ..sama pojava je interesantna ...cijena 20 kuna ...pivo nije nesto najbolje ali je pitko ..osjeti se okus i miris piva ...alkohol se osjeti ...dobro ..

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