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

Worthington's Red ShieldWorthington's Red Shield

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.11%

Brewed by:
Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: aasher on 08-01-2012)
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New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden straw color with white bubbly head that's stays. Tastes of sweet cereal notes, floral notes, minor diacetyl and fruit, vague honey with a dry ending. Light bodied with medium carbonation. What I'd expect from an English pale but surprisingly more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 22:02:08 | More by JRed
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Rhode Island

3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light caramelized malts, honey, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, citrus and honey. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there a better choices within the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:51:38 | More by TheManiacalOne
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South Carolina

2.74/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

500 ml bottle served in a lager glass. Best by date is stamped on the back label - consumed about 1 week past this.

Pours with a tall, durable bone-colored head over a highly carbonated amber body.

The aroma is poor and suggests a bad bottle. No other signs of this excepting a less objectionable carryover of the off-notes to the flavor. The flavor is, nonetheless, OK. It's mild, as expected, with light biscuity malts, subtle fruity notes, and a touch of spicy hops.

O: even projecting a prime version, there's no compelling reason to seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 00:12:23 | More by chinchill
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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before 3/15/14.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, grass, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and grass flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 01:56:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-13-2014 19:26:20 | More by Merticois
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a brilliant, hazy gold with a creamy white head that leaves only a minimal amount of lace as it recedes.

S: Gentle aromas of tea, leather, herbs, lemon, minerals, moist earth, caramel, and biscuit take a little while to express themselves on the nose.

T: Notes of minerals, leather, crackers, biscuits, caramel, honey, lemon, lime zest, white pepper, tea, moist earth, and brown butter fill the mouth. The finish is fleeting, presenting muted notes of butter, biscuits, crackers, tea, and lemon.

M: Very light in body and relatively dry. Carbonation is very crisp and intense.

O: While this is not a bad English pale ale, I am not exactly taken with it. Decent enough, but there are better out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 14:13:23 | More by mrfrancis
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-22-2014 05:48:26 | More by Theniz
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-11-2014 05:27:13 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-07-2014 15:03:19 | More by harsley
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

12-23-2013 00:48:49 | More by Bandi
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New York

3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with notes if fruity yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the fruity yeast is a little stronger and there is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: You can definitely taste the Burton-upon-Trent water profile in this beer; it definitely tastes like a Bass Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 23:18:53 | More by metter98
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-20-2013 18:19:45 | More by koes0024
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Worthington’s Red Shield has a very thick, foamy, creamy, off-white head, a hazy, golden appearance, some bubble streams, and heavy lacing rings left on the side of the glass. The aroma is pungent, sweet, full, and bready, and the taste is of those elements, with a mellow bitterness and a light toffee note. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Worthington’s Red Shield finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and delicious. Overall, this is wonderful, and I recommend it!


Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 15:54:55 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-22-2013 16:24:18 | More by Oldkentman
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Home Bargains (£1.00 for 500ml):
Mild amber with a thick & foamy white head that holds very well.

Biscuit malts & sweetness with a fruity aroma & some citrus and a few light, grassy hops as well. Lively but not all that pronounced.

Biscuit malts again feature, as do some of the fruits from the nose and a lot of citrus and grassy hops again, much like the smell really with no one flavour more noticeable than the rest really. There is some light caramel and a few sweet malts to round things off.

Very lively carbonation although not gassy, and with a medium body and a crisp taste with plenty of bite to it and a dry finish.

A fairly average beer on the whole with strong carbonation and a nice, crisp taste but it was lacking any strong flavours and it was a bit one dimensional. An easy enough beer to drink but certainly not one that is worth seeking out on its own.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 09:34:04 | More by flyingpig
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-30-2013 03:26:56 | More by crhea89
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-14-2013 18:38:54 | More by schaffer9252
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

10-11-2013 00:16:50 | More by civicm87
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-23-2013 00:44:29 | More by TXBulldog
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-14-2013 21:22:31 | More by WhiteLight68
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-11-2013 21:43:25 | More by nebula1999
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-28-2013 18:48:33 | More by bushwack
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2.81/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-on-Trent on cask, so I was expecting absolute greatness. I was sorely disappointed in this ale.

Appearance: pale gold, white creamy head, good clarity

Aroma: plastic phenols and soft pale malt aromas

Taste: soft maltiness with a short finish and not a lot of flavor

Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied, smooth, little carbonation

Overall Impression: A weak and watery blonde ale. Soft maltiness with just enough hops to balance. Lacking in depth and flavor.

Serving type: cask

06-24-2013 19:35:35 | More by dwren89
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3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours clear dark golden with a thin, white head that retains well. There are large quantities of visible tiny bubbles in the beer. There are aromas of bready malt, light toffee, and some grassy and earthy notes. The taste is very much like the nose. It has some mild breadiness with some sweetness. I get those grassy and earthy hop notes. The body is light with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. This is highly drinkable. This is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 01:01:06 | More by acevenom
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-18-2013 20:49:33 | More by nickfl
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Worthington's Red Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
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