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: 551   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle 50cl. Amber colored slightly hazy body with large dense head. Sweet nose. Creamy flavour with sweet malt and bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9702) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2009 First rating
(50 cl bottle at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Göteborg)
Pours with a beautiful sound! Shady dark orange color, big fluffy tan head. Fruity and sweet scent. Sweet and spicy taste. A bit spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

Bottle on May 16, 2009
Clear golden color, white head. Fruity, hoppy, butterscotch scent. Hoppy, fruity, metallic, caramelly taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexen84 (31) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2008
Very nice bitter, lots of character and body. Smooth mouthfeel. Looks excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2008
Great head,mild carb bronze colour,aroma citrus salt air fresh,Flavour a slight creaminess,good citric bitter,nutty(walnut like)very pleasant,finish bitter and dry,nice drink this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madquacker (1126) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2008
Poured a powerful solid lasting white head. Nice level of carbonation and orange copper colour. Ale flavours predominate. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. At Bishop´s Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Gothenburg. Amber color with a big off-white head. Aroma: Citrus fruits, toffee, butter, yeast and sweet malt. Flavor: Sweet, bready and fruity at first then more bitter with citrus, grass, mineral and alcohol notes. Lively carbonation. Unfurtunately my bottle must have been shaken or something.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6580) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Bottle (50 cl) at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Göteborg, Sweden. Shady amber with a rich white head. Fruity malt aroma with butterscotch, along with earthy and herbal hops. Medium bodied with soft mothfeel. Very good balance with a subtle malt sweetness followed by a firm gentle bitterness. Very tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
(Bottle) Pours copper with an off white head. Light citric aroma of orange but also a floral touch up front. Malty tones of caramel and earth. Light fruity with floury apples and some pears as the most notable. Flavour of earthy, bready malt and citric/orange, floral hops. Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Fruity undertones of apples. Light to medium bitter and a bit dry. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1972) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Had this beer on 6/14/2000. Aroma is a sharp malt scent. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and light head. Taste is malty, dry and bitter. Starting with a light/medium body it goes down with a dry feel. Finish is a dry malty flavor backed by a somewhat sharp bitterness. Overall its not a beer I would pick but it’s probably what they wanted it to be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Amber/orange color, a bit hazy, offwhite head. Malty, citric aroma with toffee notes. Fruity, hoppy metallic flavor, grassy, quite bitter after a while, soapy notes. Rather long grassy bitter finish.

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