Brewed by Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.

shoestring's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (360) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nephirem (270) - CROATIA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle, 0.5l. Pours cloudy copper body with two finger white head with some lacing. Malts on the nose, lots of yeast, a bit herbal, touch of caramel. Medium body with creamy texture. Regular carbonation, just the right amount to bring out the flavours on the tongue. Aroma of malts, yeast, hops, caramel, licorice, wood. A bit peppery, slightly boozy. Pretty well rounded drink. Moderately bitter. Pretty dry finish. Overall, tasty one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7469) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Clear deep golden with a large rocky ivory head. Big English pale malty aroma with a smooth nutty caramalt tone, and a light grassy hop kiss. Full and smooth flavor that’s bread toasty, with only a kiss of grassy hops. Pleasant mild doughy caramel-ish sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanCrusher (935) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle 0,50L. Clear orange color with thin, long lasting, off-white head. Weak aroma of roasted malts with caramel, herbs and some fruits. Taste starts light bitter and caramely. Finish turns to moderate bitter with burnt caramel bitterness. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Not bad...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sglindsey (2) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016 does not count
I like flavour but not so as to be overpowering, this beer is just right, quaff-able.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steffan (66) - WALES - AUG 24, 2016
Aroma of weak shoe polish, nice foamy and creamy head. Bitter on the palate not lasting. Taste fades quickly. More taste on the froth than in the body. A bit too much like a bitter and not an IPA. Too much ABV for the style also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10428) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle @ Bi Village, Fazana, Croatia. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, herbs, grass. Flavor is light sweet, faint bitterness, malt, caramel, herbs, little wood, grass. Medium body, average carbonation. 080816

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PivopijaPivopija (107) - - AUG 3, 2016
aroma: slighlty hoppy, a bit sour, overall quite neutral appearance: amber colour, very high carbonisation and thick foam taste: fruity, a bit sweet and sour at once, hoppy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2016
Jun. ’16. A 0.5 l bottle that poured a clear golden body with a medium sized head. A bit of caramel, bread and some herbal aroma. Fine bitter roasted flavor, bread, roasted caramel and apple/other fruity with vague herbal hop notes, too. Medium body. Finished long, bitter herbal and papery. Although rater simple, it’s a decent bitter with straightforward bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (707) - - JUL 1, 2016
Prima Engelse ale maar verder niet echt soepel. Beetje te smeeuigheid voor mijn smaak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darioklc (715) - Karlovac, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2016
Pivo brončane boje, sa gustom prljavo bijelom pjenom. Dosta karbonizirana pa podriguješ ko lud. Slabi miris borovine. Iako piše na etiketi nešto i IPAi ovo je tipični primjerak engleskog bittera sa gorkim finishom u okusu.

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