Worthington's White Shield - Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
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3.74/5 rDev +0.5%
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry English style hops is dominant with some dry caramel malt notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by some dry English style hops with light floral undertones some white pepper notes and some dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Quite enjoyable and nice to enjoy a non-American style IPA once in a while.
06-19-2014 18:31:06 | More by Phyl21ca
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
3.48/5 rDev -6.5%
500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $4
Appearance - Brown/copper colour with an averagel size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also a pear/fruity like sweetness and a rusty graininess.
Overall - Didn't taste as good as I thought it would based on the high review score. It's an okay beer, but with fuller's products on the shelf close by, no reason to get this one again. It's very drinkable but unremarkable.
04-27-2014 23:56:05 | More by spinrsx
4.18/5 rDev +12.4%
Pours a bright copper with a lot of tiny, meandering streams of micro bubbles. The rocky ivory head is gigantic and has decent retention, draping the glass in foam on the way down. A very tiny amount of sediment clings to the bottom of the bottle. Lemony, woody English hops take the lead in the aroma, mixed with toffee and fresh baked bread. The taste is well balanced with a herbal hoppiness mixing with bready, cookie dough and an earthy, fruity English yeast character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation – very smooth and cask like. The finish is lightly bitter with lots of herbal hop flavor.
This is an excellent English IPA. Very restrained by American (or modern English) standards, but an extremely quaffable benchmark and classic of the style. Must try in my books.
04-02-2014 03:28:08 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.