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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48161) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
Cask gravity @ Reading Beer Festival 2008.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light to light moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. (020508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
From cask. Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and crisp hoppy. Lingering fruity, mild sweet and crisp citrusy to peachy. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36944) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2005
[Bottle conditioned] A hazy amber beer with a small off-white head. The aroma contains quite a bit of alchol, but also some hops. The flavor is powerful with strong notes of alcohol, caramel, and bitter hops. The end is quite bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (27737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, caramel and hops. Flavour of fruits, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (26447) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25814) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
Bottle. Copper colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty fruity aroma, hints of dark fruits. Malty caramel, coffee flavor. Long malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving some lacework. Unusual aroma of exotic fruit and fruit bubblegum. Medium body with sweet, exotic fruit accents and some caramel and licorice. The finish is dry. Very different but quite lovely. 120208

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24799) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
[Cask at GBBF] Amber colour. Heavily resiny. Sweetish and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Astringent very resiny bitter finish. Unrefined, but certainly sticks out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2009
6th August 2008. Pineapple and mango sweetness. Dry finish but no real bitterness. Unusually sweet for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (23950) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Ruby coloured ale, with a sharp citric nose and a citrusy cremola foam, touch of real lemonade real juicy malt. 3.6

bottle at home 15-11-11 Online Mass tasting (http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/worthington-wh ... copper ... little gush ... big off white foam head ... light spicy sweet toffee malt nose...quite fizzy ... creamy caramel malts ... little blackcurrant ... little figgy plum ... soft yeastyness ... i like the soft yeasty character ... its really quite mellow ...little chalky herbalness ... and a little spicy peperyness... all round im enjoying if not loving this beer 3.7

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