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

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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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3.6
mike_77 (7026) - 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.

3.4
Hermod (8250) - 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.

3.4
prawlie (1649) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2017 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 doesn’t quite live up to the promise though.

3.2
ganache (6032) - 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.

3.5
Cunningham (8281) - 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.

3.6
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

3.2
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2011
amber/brown orange colour, rather clear liquid. pours a light tanned head that keeps its form pretty well with a creamy foamy texture. aromascape feels pretty standard and withdrawn with malt, bread, hops with slight citrus, herbs and earthy tones. there is one very nice aroma, something like licorice or something sweet salty, and i like this very much. but i wish there was more here to experience. taste surprises; a rather full crispy bitterness and a very nice balance with the gentle sweetness. the sourness is very well done to complement this combo, with a soft, light tingle. the body is quite light but has an interesting soft matt texture to it which makes it feel more full. carbonation is in good balance, with a light sizzle. a good standard IPA(ish..?) beer with pleasing character. a warm, gentle experience, but I wish I could just find that extra kick in it somewhere.

3.2
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
500ml bottle. Pale amber, white head. Quite subdued aromas, malt, faintly hoppy, spicy notes from the yeast, some citrus. Dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty taste, quite fruity, hops, yeast, citrus, wheat, rather spicy., caramel. Very smooth and creamy, the bitterness lingers in the finish. (2011-12-12)

3.5
thomat (4096) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Golden with a small, white head.Fruity with malty tones. Malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice, bitter finish.

3.1
superflyguy (439) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
decent enough, but not great. good deep copper colour, no head though. smell of sweet malt and some deep red fruits. there was a slight ashy/smokiness too which felt a bit strange. tastes very similar witha sparky carbonation.


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