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: 556   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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weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
I’m bored of English bitter so how nice it was to find one I’ve passed over many times thinking it’d be the usual shite and find out it’s pretty decent. One of the best I’ve had for a while in a style that bores me to tears. I might take my shirt off and chant ingerlund. If I rated to style (which maybe I should but who cares?) this would get pretty high marks. Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy with oats and biscuit. Flavour is smooth citrus and hops especially evident in the finish. Yeah, England. Go on son.

OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2011
0.5L [email protected] White Horse at Parsons Green, London. A firm yellow-blond top, over a clear deep amber colored body. A fresh smell of jammy oranges. A whiff of flowers and spices too, and tones of honeyed malts. Nicly balanced fruity/malty flavor. Ripe citrus and gently sweet, toasted malts. Mild bitterness in the backbone. Smooth, almost creamy in the mouth. Medium body strenght. Balanced bitterish fruity and malty ending. Great stuff!

AndrewC (379) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle conditioned. Smells of resin. Copper brown colour. Nice mellow wood resins and pepper. Powerful stuff. Quite a rough peppery finish. Quite nice.

andsled (25) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
Since the bottle states this is an IPA, Andsled was comparing this to other IPA’s but a better comparison would be with strong bitters as per the classification on this site. Slightly sour in taste - definitely hints of raspberry in the after taste. A pleasant drink without being outstanding More thoughts at http://hophead.tumblr.com

tommann (3948) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a large frothy head. Aroma is a metallic, bready orange. Taste is bready to start. Bready malt finish with some orange on the aftertaste. Very lively.

dynamiteninja (1890) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Bottle conditioned. Thick tight white head which lasts. Fizzy amber body. Tangerine, marmalade, a little yeast, spicy hops, fruits. Astringent. Strong carbonation, dry finish, Soft mouthfeel. A quality beer. 8 4 8 4 14. Bottled conditioned. Medium white head, which dissipates to a uneven thinnish head. Crystal clear amber body. Christmas, flowery aromatic hops, fruity, alcohol, green apples, chalk, calcium carbonate. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Moderate carbonation. Really refreshing. 8 4 7 4 14

davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Great beer. Aromas of caramel and pine. Taste starts sweet, with light bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is silky, and medium bodied. Brown, with a head that disappears.

Grima (2506) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2010
500ml, bought at Auchan Market in Luxembourg City. The beer in glass is dark-orange with a flat crown. The smell is bitter-hoppy, grapefruit-like, subtle, pleasantly spicy. Thebeer starts bitter-hoppy, subtly cooked vegetables, cabbage-like. This flavor fades but quite fast, and the spicy-malty bitter taste takes the upper hand. Towards the middle it gets a little roasty-malty. The aftertaste reverberates long bitter, but everything has its limits, so it still remains a fairly mild IPA. The finish will be even slightly sweet. Well balanced, mild IPA!

25197047 (1) - Barnstaple, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2010 does not count
I’ve tried several newer bottles of this beer and was pleasently impressed, and a few years ago a friend found a bottle from 1982 - this is certainly a beer that improves with age, and if the new bottles are brewed in the same way as back in the 80’s i’d certainly like to stash a few bottles in the cellar and wait 20 years!

ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle at the Dockyard in Newcastle. Pours a clear copper with a medium white head. Slight grassy hop aroma, and nice floral notes. Some spice, some citrus and a nice even malt.

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