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Worthington's White Shield - Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery

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Worthington's White ShieldWorthington's White Shield

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BA SCORE
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200 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 18
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-26-2004)
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - typical color of an ipa, soft amber color with about two fingers' worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates very slowly.

Smell - aroma is more typical of an English IPA. The hops are more subdued and the malts seem to have a little more presence. Smells more like a pale ale in general.

Taste - the taste does have some bitterness and hop presence, but is like the aroma in that it is not quite as "in-your-face" as the American version. Stronger, darker malts are noticeable, and with just a touch of bitterness toward the end of the taste.

Mouthfeel - the feel is moderate, but leans a little more on the creamier side. It almost feels like a light porter.

Overall - interesting brew. Nothing wild or crazy about it, but still a good beer and good representation of a style.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 01:42:39 | More by Nerudamann
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Israel

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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Worthington's White Shield
16.9 oz. brown bottle, dated "Best Before End 06 MAR 14 066"; sampled on 15 JULY 2014
$3.99 @ Wine Legend, Cherry Hill, NJ (and past BEST BY date)

Appearance: Hazy deep amber body beneath a very full, big-bubbled head of frothy off-white. Streams of average-sized bubbles can be seen racing towards the surface. It's unfiltered, or at least partially-unfiltered, and sediment can be seen in the bottom of the bottle. The head retention is quite good and small mountains and hills of lace rise up along the side of the glass beneath a sky of tiny spots and craggy streaks of clouds.

Aroma: Grassy, leafy, floral, and spicy hops. Tangerine and apple. Mineralish and darkly caramelish malt lies beneath.

Taste: Solidly bitter. Darkish-caramel malt that's perhaps more like burnt sugar than caramel. Grassy, and spicy. These flavors pass very quickly, and don't fade, but lead into fruitiness. The tangerine found in the nose comes through, but where is it coming from, hops or yeast? Apple remains as well, and there's also a bit of papaya, and maybe some melon. The hop flavors and bitterness return at the swallow, accompanied by residual malt notes, and it all comes back together. This is one of those beers where the lingering finish is where you really taste the beer. Dry, spicy, grassy, floral, malty, fruity, mineralish, and even a touch woody and leafy.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body. Quite crisp at first until it's gassed-off a bit.

Overall: Agressive, full-flavored English IPA. Rich and satisfying. It's just 5.6% abv but there's so much character here that it seems like it could be from a beer that's much stronger. Impressive. For fans of English ales this one has to be in the top ten or so to try.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 21:11:41 | More by NeroFiddled
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry English style hops is dominant with some dry caramel malt notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by some dry English style hops with light floral undertones some white pepper notes and some dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Quite enjoyable and nice to enjoy a non-American style IPA once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

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Ontario (Canada)

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3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for around $4.00 for a 500ml bottle. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well pours nice white heady goodness. Head stays for a while. Dark golden almost amber color.

S- Score is going down here. Not much there at all. What is there is sickly sweet

T- Score to drop further.... It's a pale ale yes but not a very good one though. Bit bland and empty

M- Ok at best

O- Not so good. Will not buy again. Nothing special and where there is so much out there to enjoy, pass this one by. On tap I bet it is much better buy I only have access to a bottle

Food Pairing

This ok pale ale goes well with anything you would typically eat with a pale ale like... Chicken wings.

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

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3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
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Appearance: fizzy like a soft drink on the pour, big suds the colour of almond flesh; hazy, date coloured body

Aroma: butterscotch, toffee, banana, all malty sweetness; going back to have a sniff after a few minutes drinking, it seems like the aroma is almost gone - what happened? feels flat

Taste & Mouthfeel: immediately feels like a letdown - where has all the warm, rich malt aromas gone? this taste of bread, grain, and is faintly metallic, leading to a not great dry and tinny finish; it is clean, nicely carbonated, and the sharp finish could make it a sessionable beer; it's just lacking depth which may have been magnified after getting excited about the initial scent; it does get better after warming up closer to room temp, bringing forth some sweet malt flavour, but not enough to make it great

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Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.