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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Keeper's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Keeper (253) - Milano, - SEP 29, 2012
Botte, 033. Hazy copper with large white head. Pleasant aroma with notes of caramel and spice. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vlada94 (27) - Nis, SERBIA - DEC 13, 2016
nice foam, amber colour, classic english ipa, medium bitterness and short citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WaddlingPlatypus (145) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
500ml bottle at Purecraft Bar, Birmingham. Slightly pale amber with a fine white head. Floral aroma with distinctive notes of brandy and red fruits. Nutty and floral flavour with lingering bitterness. Not overly hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNinjaUK (401) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Legacy rating, bottle with meal in restaurant. Pours rich chestnut brown with foamy head. More malt than hops, but pretty robust aroma, somewhat peppery and rather unusual. Like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nephirem (331) - CROATIA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle, 0.5l. Pours cloudy copper body with two finger white head with some lacing. Malts on the nose, lots of yeast, a bit herbal, touch of caramel. Medium body with creamy texture. Regular carbonation, just the right amount to bring out the flavours on the tongue. Aroma of malts, yeast, hops, caramel, licorice, wood. A bit peppery, slightly boozy. Pretty well rounded drink. Moderately bitter. Pretty dry finish. Overall, tasty one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8185) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Clear deep golden with a large rocky ivory head. Big English pale malty aroma with a smooth nutty caramalt tone, and a light grassy hop kiss. Full and smooth flavor that’s bread toasty, with only a kiss of grassy hops. Pleasant mild doughy caramel-ish sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanCrusher (1022) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle 0,50L. Clear orange color with thin, long lasting, off-white head. Weak aroma of roasted malts with caramel, herbs and some fruits. Taste starts light bitter and caramely. Finish turns to moderate bitter with burnt caramel bitterness. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Not bad...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sglindsey (2) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016 does not count
I like flavour but not so as to be overpowering, this beer is just right, quaff-able.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steffan (67) - WALES - AUG 24, 2016
Aroma of weak shoe polish, nice foamy and creamy head. Bitter on the palate not lasting. Taste fades quickly. More taste on the froth than in the body. A bit too much like a bitter and not an IPA. Too much ABV for the style also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10880) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle @ Bi Village, Fazana, Croatia. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, herbs, grass. Flavor is light sweet, faint bitterness, malt, caramel, herbs, little wood, grass. Medium body, average carbonation. 080816

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PivopijaPivopija (119) - - AUG 3, 2016
aroma: slighlty hoppy, a bit sour, overall quite neutral appearance: amber colour, very high carbonisation and thick foam taste: fruity, a bit sweet and sour at once, hoppy

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