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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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unknown

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RATINGS: 480   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.


shoestring's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (274) - larkhall, - DEC 24, 2012
good looker - large head that certainly lasts (to say the least)...just not what I was anticipating. Heard so much about it, but it just did not live up to my expectations


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours with a huge body, towering head. Drinks with an interesting Brittanic character, a little woody, but well balanced with a firm malt backbone and a British hop flourish. (#5866, 11/21/2014)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1194) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Gyllengul med stort vitt skum. Bottle. Doft av hö och en aning citrus. En del maltighet i smaken med en torr beska med lätta citrusinslag. Mer som en bra lager än en IPA (även med engelska mått)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a copper colour with medium white-beige head. Aroma is bread, cereal, fruits, some hops. Taste is fruity, malts, caramel, bread.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3058) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
500ml bottle, amber-copper color, with a fluffy white-beige head, very light earthy floral fruity, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, with a subtle tea leaf, toasted, pale, caramel malt accent, and a bready, cereal note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild toasted, caramel, pale malty, toffee, light flowery leafy, grassy hoppy, apple skin fruity character, with a faint tea leaf, toasted bread crumbs, zesty lemon peel flavour, leading towards a toasted, caramel maltiness, lingering fruity, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a decent head, and spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus, grainy, mild fruit and malt sweetness. Taste of citrus, bit of caramel sweetness, bread, bit of fruit and malt in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp but flavor is a bit muted. Enjoyable beer, nice to have a traditional style IPA once in a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pint glass. A huge off white head takes plenty of time to settle. The second pour had the same result. The beer under it is clear amber. This beer is malt forward and resembles a low ABV barleywine meets English bitter. Hops are somehow European while not really bring fruit. Wood and bread flavors. Some brown sugar, too. This is a huge difference from a US west coast IPA. The finish got thin.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Montaigne (4) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
One of the few bottled beers I can always rely on to ’deliver’. Full of flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle from Maruhn. Clear orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 280914

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
500ml bottle
5.6% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
March 15, 2014
The beer pours a reddish gold colour, mainly clear, and topped with a 1" off-white head. The aroma was caramel, floral hops, and grains. Not a citrusy note to be noted. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour was burnt grains, caramel, and musty hops. Sessionable, but far from outstanding.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7193) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. It pours deep amber with a thick white head. The nose breas, toasted cereal, light spice and earth. The taste is bitter, earthy, spice, mild caramel, floral and toast with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded. Not bad for what it is.


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