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

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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 19
Gots: 7 | 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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A: Dull copper with a thick off-white head. Strings of bubbles emanating from the bottom.

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T: Dry and prickly with lemonade and ginger beer in the aftertaste. Reasonably bitter. Let's wait for it to wam up a bit. Generally gets more fudge like as it warms.

M: Very crisp. Would be interesting to have on cask.

O: A very plain but enjoyable English IPA.

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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.

NeroFiddled, Jul 15, 2014
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Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.