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Brewed by Molson Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Burton-on-Trent, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Notes of bread, cookies, and cereal. Not too much, but there is definitely more malty sweetness than your typical IPA. Some pepper, and mild bitterness in the finish. Yeasty. Full-bodied for the style.


3.3
Towey1989 (3324) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2017
Cask at The Blue Mugge, Leek. A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of bready malts, fruit, some caramel, slight toffee and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Taste of bready malts, fruit, caramel, slight toffee and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, fruit and spicy hop bitterness in the finish. A rich, malty premium bitter with a subtle English, spicy hop to it. Good.

3
deepdrinker (315) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 Great example of english beer with some notes of caramel / fruit and a slight bitter robust flavour

3.2
Parmenion777 (363) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle – pours an almost clear amber colour with a medium sized foamy off white head. The aroma is toasty malt and cereal, caramel with fruity hop notes. Robust malty taste, caramel, a little coffee and bitter hop flavours with a bit of spice in a long bitter finish.

4.2
Benters (96) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Pours a clear, dark copper colour with thin white head. Aromas of toffee, bananas, some spice and rich alcohol. Taste is bitter-sweet; hop bitterness dominates but sits beneath a wonderful blend of malt sweetness, fruitiness, toffee, hint of spice and slightly warming alcohol. Great beer - nice to be able to enjoy an original IPA.

3
Vighals (4492) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2017 Lys brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Maltig lukt, maltekstrakt, karamell og noe sitrus. Middels fylde og bitterhet. Brent karamell, kandis og noe mørk frukt.

4.2
Holmen2 (4132) - NORWAY - OCT 16, 2017
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 16.10.17. Almost clear dark golden. Fine white head and lacing. Sublime aroma and taste of English hops, English pale malt and marmalade. Excellent quaffability. Slightly overcarbonated.

3.7
tandembrauer (1640) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2017 Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with big off-white head. Aroma of caramel, flowers, herbs, ethanol, esters. Tastes bitter with quite some caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, dry finish.

2.7
MisoW (3665) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2017 Bottle at home. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, malty, caramely.

3.7
AnG_BrgNor (814) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden with white foam. Quite fresh and lively. Dominated by sweet malt and fruity hops with some grass and herbal in the nnice bitter ending.

3.1
mzaar (3686) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle from Konzum, Supetar. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aromas of caramel, fruit and hops. Flavours of caramel, wood, malt and fruit. Smooth texture.


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