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: 550   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25699) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2009
Bottled (BBE 11/2007)@The White Horse, Parsons Green. Amber colour, big fluffy beige head. Aroma is wood, parfume, some earth and quite strong cardboardy and rubbery notes. Flavour is raisins, sweet malts, some grass and mild wooden notes. Flavour ruined about being too old, but the flavour had turned out quite interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2009
Bottled (BB 11/2007). Clear amber color, big cloudy off-white head. A bit caramelly, grassy bitterness. Grassy, cardboardish, raisins in the flavor. This "vintage" bottle was too old ... we got it at The White Horse, London.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3147) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark amber pour with decent white head. Clean, fruity aroma. Hoppy, grassy, fresh, nicely balanced beer. Very drinkable indeed. Had this on draught a few times last year too and it was sublime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a lasting medium white head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel and floral notes. The flavour is rich malt, biscuit, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Smooth mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness that’s balanced very well with the malt. A delicious IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8433) - ITALY - JUN 16, 2009
ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto grossolana buona persistenza in bocca note tostate luppolo buon amaro discreta secchezza leggero legno

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 1, 2009
This historic ale was bought in the town of Cheddar, Southern England. Dark amber colour, high and dense head, fresh grape fruity and peachy aroma, soft yeasty palate with all necessary components - malt, fruits, spices and hooooops... Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3858) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle from 2007. Sampled on May 17, 2009. Thanks goes to Mikael. Pale copper colour with pale white head. The hoparoma is not lost - here are notes of summery meadow, but on low levels.. Taste is of flowers and light caramel. Body is lively with surprisingly high Co2, with mushy mouthfeel and a medium maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle, Sainsbos, Upton. Attractive dark reddy gold with a decent off white head. Aroma exuded an appealing grassy hop, that promised good things. Well balanced flavour that had nice hoppage with citrus and berry notes. Dry bitter finish. Would probably stick this in the trolly again. A good english example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
greenmanalishi (529) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2009
Pours copper with a porridgy, off-white head. slight rusty, metallic aroma dry, crisp hops, grassy, grainy balance. interesting beer, well balanced...but slightly let down by a metallic edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - APR 6, 2009
Bona questa, una ottima IPA che però qui risulta premium bitter forse manca una manata di luppolo più convinta, però a me è piaciuta decisamente anche se l’aroma promette qualcosina di più.

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