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: 548   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4673) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Bottle conditioned. Amber colour, medium head. Little aroma. It may be my imagination but I am sure I can taste burton water. Medium hoppiness and a little pepper and spice. Deceptively full in the body. A nice beer, I was just expecting more from this. Had this again at the Brewery Tap, Burton. Amber beer with a large head and excellent lacing. Aroma of yeast and cereal grain. Taste is hop resins, pepper and some caramel. A good IPA, better on cask at source than bottle conditioned.

fellebag (1510) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle 50cl. Big white head. Light golden amber color. Very good carbonation. Aroma is leaves, berries, english hops, hint of cherry candy. Bitter taste with herbs

Vjeko21 (14) - CROATIA - JUN 21, 2017
First time try this beer. Bottled from Kaufland. I like IPA,but this is not good IPA ! 0,5 L bottle. Visualy very good bottle. Good red color,but not a good taste. To much etil alcohol in the beer killing hop taste,sorry. Don’t like it. Piva je precjenjena,definitivno. Previše se osjeti alkohol i skoro da okus etanola ubija malo hmelja što su stavili....Jednom probao i nikad više...

IHC (50) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 20, 2017
bright golden pale color, with a nice white head, and a good carbonation.. quite soft in mouth

redders1974 (1515) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Loved this tasty without any standout flavours good balance of sweet malt and herby hop all round winner.

Davros IX (381) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - A good "English" IPA. A heavy bitterness, a good colour and a nice refreshing mouthfeel. This is a very good beer and quite surprisngly sessionable.

mirkos (12) - Mostar, - APR 25, 2017
solidno pivo, lijep dizajn boce, stil potpuno promašen, ovo definitivno nije IPA

RenoMostar (1) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - APR 18, 2017 does not count
caramel, floral, aroma. Not much of hop aroma in it. Definetely not an IPA as it is advertised on bottle. Not bad of an ESB, but definetely not an IPA.

mandrilo00 (111) - CROATIA - MAR 4, 2017
odlična do boli..............................................

BRW (2860) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle, thanks to BlackHaddock. Golden colour with white head. Herbal aroma. Citric, malt, bitter, herbal taste. Medium body.

lazucarpcarpatingsMeister7 (49) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - JAN 21, 2017
Pivo ovako treba da izgleda. Velika i moćna flaša, svedena i dopadljiva etiketa. Na polici supermarketa u Banja Luci izgleda bolje od bilo čega drugog. Cijena - vrlo pristupačnih - manje od 3 KM. Jedina zamjerka je deklaracija našeg uvoznika koja po pravilu pokriva etiketu proizvođača pa se mora odlijepiti kako bi se pročitalo ono što nam proizvođač ima poručiti. Ipak, ovo nije IPA. Ovo je možda nekada davno bila IPA. Međutim nakon kraft pivarske revolucije i američkih hmeljova ovo nije IPA. Ovo je engleski biter sa malo pojačanim sadržajem engleskog hmelja. Iako se pominje postojanje taloga - talog u boci nisam pronašao. Pivo je kristalno bistro i lijepe crvene boje. Žestok i preveik sadržaj CO2 garant je žestokog podrigivanja i daje nekako djetinjast karakter ovom pivu. Uglavnom - flaša je mnogo više obećavala ali sadržaj boce je opravdao potrošene pare. Ostala mi je još jedna boca.

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