Worthington's White Shield - Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
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United Kingdom (England)
2.75/5 rDev -26.1%
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.
07-20-2013 11:57:38 | More by gutbucket2
2.78/5 rDev -25.3%
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.
08-03-2012 00:01:11 | More by phiberoptik
2.93/5 rDev -21.2%
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
04-20-2007 15:04:50 | More by belgbeerdrinker
3/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
01-10-2013 03:54:43 | More by jtierney89
3/5 rDev -19.4%
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.
01-15-2014 02:04:48 | More by bmwats
3.03/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
11-14-2011 21:18:00 | More by tbeckett
3.1/5 rDev -16.7%
Appearance has a mid orange amber color supporting a nice lasting head leaving small lace. Smell is clean with light cereal notes and english hops. Taste of the cereal grain, english yeast with fruit notes and a balance of hops throughout. Mouthfeel is medium with a higher carbonation associated with this English style.
03-20-2013 00:19:35 | More by Bookseeb
3.11/5 rDev -16.4%
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
This ok pale ale goes well with anything you would typically eat with a pale ale like... Chicken wings.
06-07-2014 18:48:17 | More by DaveBar
3.13/5 rDev -15.9%
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
Overall: definitely needs to be served at a less cool temperature to have a chance, but it's really not that interesting - not bad, and better than your mass produced beers
05-22-2014 01:59:55 | More by BGDrock
Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.