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

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230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 20
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-26-2004

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Ratings: 230 | Reviews: 104
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2.71/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

564ml bottle (1 imperial pint) I think. ap: rapidly subsiding head, light amber/deep gold, clear. Little smell. Taste: some crystal malt, medium bitterness and sweetness. mo: medium body, oily. Overall: There are many more flavoursome IPA's than this.

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2.79/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper with ruby hues. A big, frothy white head that sticks around for several minutes followed by some nice lacing.

I had some preconceived notions of what I expected to smell and I didnt get any of them. I get spent grain, faint whiffs of macro beer, hints of grassy hops.

Taste is bitter, grapefruit pith, lacking any fresh hop flavor. finish is metallic bitter.

Light to medium bodied with fair carbonation.

Maybe I am an ignorant American, or maybe the Molson Coors Brewing Company ruined this beer but when I drink an IPA I want it to take and smell like hops and malt. This doesn't.

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2.91/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: cloudy bronze color with lots of carbonation around edges, medium head becomes thin veil that leaves little lacing
s: sweet malts and hints of yeast
t: malty taste quickly taken over by bitter hops and a dry finish
m: lots of carbonation early on but the dry finish makes for a smooth finish, medium body
d: nice packaging, but carbonation overpowers whatever else is going on in this beer & i won't be looking for this one again

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2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

There's a slight haze to its copper amber hued body. A low level of carbonation is visible when the glass is held to the light. Two fingers of rocky cream coloured head leaves sheets of lace as it recedes.

Underwhelming at first. Quite malt forward with sweet apple, tart apple skin and some caramel sweetness coming through most prominently. A touch of lemon plays off its subtle tartness. A little leafy and a little earthy.

Its level of bitterness takes me by surprise. It comes across as more of a raw grainy, metallic bitterness as opposed to a hop driven one. The more I think metallic the more pronounced it becomes. As it nears the finish it turns more leafy with a bit of pine.

The body sits between light and medium. Its low level of carbonation and streak of creaminess makes it more palatable. The finish is quick and dry.

As much as I do enjoy English IPA's, this wasn't for me. I found its hop character underwhelming and almost off putting. With the best before date April 16th, I don't think freshness is an issue. Perhaps I set the bar in my mind too high with the CAMRA award on the label. I wouldn't pick this up again but to each their own.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bold brassy hue with a towering craggy and sticky eggshell head. malty fruity aroma with a very herbal hop presence, but a pretty subdued nose otherwise.

Very clean thin, almost watery on the finish. Sweet malts, some fig jam on toast like flavors rolls into a faint butteryness. Finishes dry with a leafy hop character. Flavors are subdued and the body, while being a little thin, is almost too big to allow these soft flavors show. It does a good job of having that cask ale mouthfeel out of a bottle but its just a little dull. Bitterness is nice though. Could be my new world palate trying to review a true old world style. Not my cup of tea though.

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3.01/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 50 cl bottle into a DH IPA glass.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours a giant, cascading, foamy, white head. Settles very slowly. Continually rising effervescence. Spider web lacing

S: Hops, lemon citrus.

T: Hops, dish soap.

M: Bitter, light, soapy finish lingers on the palate.

D: Bitter sipper.

Atmosphere is okay. Deep hue, giant head, persistent lacing. Nose is hops and lemon citrus. Hoppy and soapy, not much else. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

Photo of tbeckett
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Had this about 4 years ago in London and remember it being quite nice. Bottles now available at the LCBO. This one is best before 8 days from now.

A - Copper pour and bright with good carbonation. Nice thick and creamy two finger off white head. Great lace rings and a full finger retention.

S - Earthy, floral, bready.

T - Some diacetyl, bready, earthy, floral, honey, metallic.

M - Good carbonation, nice medium body, mild bitterness.

O/D - What a shame. This should be much fresher to be good. It's just malt really. There is barely any English hop profile to speak of, and what's there is too light and not assertive or balanced. Too bad.

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Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.