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

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 20
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. Strange that the label indicates that the license for this brew in Canada is held by the Six Pints Specialty Brew Company, of Toronto, Ontario, which is in all actuality the so-called craft brewing arm of MolsonCoors.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and slightly creamy ecru head, which leaves some chunky and sudsy splattered lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of grainy, crackery pale malt, edgy apple and pear skin fruitiness, a mild hard water flintiness, and tame earthy, leafy, and grassy hops. The taste is gritty, somewhat sour grainy and bready malt, overripe drupe fruit, a touch of tart lemon and orange citrus, more flinty, stoney notes, and weak leafy, weedy, and dead grassy hops.

The carbonation is rather pervasive in its tightly rendered frothiness, with the odd fizzy flareup, the body a bit on the light side of medium weight, and so-so in the ways of the smoothness, as either the hard water or the not so hard hops takes an unshowered dip in this pool. It finishes just a tad off-dry, the waning bready malt flailing, while those recent mentioned interlopers from the mouthfeel start to run rampant (but in an English manner, right?)

While this may lay claim to original IPA sin, which very well could be true, it matters little, when so manner others have passed them on by in the time since. Yeah, the hoppiness here is more acrid and disjointed, instead of integrated and tantalizingly bitter, so I'm hardly emboldened to seek this out on cask, or any other format, really.

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A: Dull copper with a thick off-white head. Strings of bubbles emanating from the bottom.

S: Gingery and a bit metallic.

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