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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
84
good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 19
Gots: 6 | 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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1.25/5  rDev -66.3%

DeadGuyRyan, Aug 04, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -33.2%

headstash, Yesterday at 11:18 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

jakesingleton, Jan 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

aklude, Feb 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Lee45102, Aug 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Dave_Treat, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of gutbucket2
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

gutbucket2, Jul 20, 2013
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2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

phiberoptik, Aug 03, 2012
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2.93/5  rDev -21%
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

belgbeerdrinker, Apr 20, 2007
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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.

jtierney89, Jan 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

blastoderm55, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

bostonryan, Apr 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

MCain04, Apr 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

cfalovo97, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

bmwats, Jan 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

T-34-85, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Aclmin, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

snowboard101, Aug 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Molson2000, May 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

JeffSK, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

TerryW, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

msquared36, Aug 30, 2014
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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.

tbeckett, Nov 14, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Bookseeb, Mar 20, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
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

DaveBar, Jun 07, 2014
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Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.