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: 559   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.

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tashi (32) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2012
Cask at King’s Arms on Roupell Street. Russet colour, refreshing and balanced taste gives way to punishing bitterness. Altogether more memorable than in bottle.

markodm (23) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2012
Beautiful copper coloured beer with some golden highlights. No head. At nose is grassy and irony. Aroma is very hoppy with hints of fruitiness. Amazing and powerful bitter finsih. 5.6% ABV, A real IPA.

ration (2220) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma some hops, some malts. But really a very typical britannian ale. (edit) Improved a bit after a fresh re-taste. Not Bad.

danielecamo (839) - ITALY - JAN 28, 2012
Schiuma compatta, birra velata con una intensità olfattiva piuttosto leggera, corpo rotondo, lascia un leggero retrogusto metallico. Birra comunque equilibrata

mike_77 (6603) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
Copper colour. Aroma has some light hop and malt. For an IPA it’s rather malty and not so hoppy. Very nice though. Crisp, dry taste. Good example of harmony between malt and hop.

Hermod (7697) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2012
50cl bottle, BBE 03/2013. Poured copper color with a nice looking white, dense head. Aroma has hops, caramel malt and some weak alcohol notes. Flavor is similar, quite heavy malty, nutty with more alcohol coming through. Bitter finish. Medium bodied. Decent.

prawlie (1583) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
500 mL bottle from Tesco into a pint glass at home. Copper coloured beer, with a fair bit of fizz and an attractive foamy head. Fresh hop aroma. Fruity, dry and bitter, crisp. Looks good, smells good, taste quite live up to the promise though.

ganache (5856) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle best before 29/03/13, and CAMRA loves this one. Nose with great malt and citric hops, caramel, dusty, earth and toffee, touch of apple juice. Beautiful gradient amber with a soapy beige head. Full-bodied and crisp, hard water and water-sucking dryness. Taste is strong, firm bitterness on toasted grains and faint nuts, heavy caramel. Touch of numbing from the otherwise well-integrated booze, subdued fruitiness. Still a good one, though it’s a little to ’hard’ to enjoy more than a few sips at a time.

Cunningham (7865) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2011. Amber colour with a white head. Fruity and hoppy nose. Malty and fruity flavour, and a bit citrus in the background. One of the best I got at GBBF this time.

slash_1_uk (22) - annesley, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
From bottle pours a cloudy light brown with thin white head smells of citrus fruit and hops, taste of sweet melon to start then a warming hoppy long lasting finish, a great bottled ale

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