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

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: aasher on 08-01-2012

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 24
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
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!


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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very flavorful brew. Has excellent color and a nice aroma.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

A good British pale ale--a session ale worth trying again.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Worthington's Red Shield
16.9 oz. brown bottle, dated "Best Before End 15 MAR 14 075"; sampled on 15 JULY 2014
$3.99 @ Wine Legend, Cherry Hill, NJ (and past BEST BY date)

Appearance: Hazy deep gold / amber body beneath a very full, big-bubbled head of frothy "antique" white. Average-sized bubbles can be seen racing towards the surface. The head retention is quite good but the lacing leaves a bit to be desired.

Aroma: Malt, as might be expected. Yeasty fruitiness, mainly apple. Sweetish.

Taste: Malty, grassy, and fruity. There's more fruit to it than the apple but I can't place it. It's almost a tropical fruit flavor... melon/pineapple perhaps. It's not particularly bitter, and the malt seems to be stretching to get away, although the malt will broaden as it ages and oxidizes so I assume that it would be a little bit more in focus if I had a fresh sample. Some mineral character and a drop of honey appear in the finish along with more grassy hops. It lingers nicely, giving you more time to enjoy it.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium in body. Gently crisp.

Overall: An obviously well-made bitter that's readily accessible and yet rich in character. Remarkably drinkable.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a nonic.
4.2% ABV, Best Before End: 15 MAR 14 on back label.

A - Highly carbonated, a moderate pour produced a huge frothy off-white head which could be visibly watched decending. Thin, delicate lace webs are left above the clear pale goldenrod beer.

S - Worthington's Red Shield has a very dusty, dry, earthy nose which gives off an old wood paneling-like scent followed by some English hops. A touch of light bitterness and squeeze of tiny citrus crosses the simple pale malt base as a bit of mineral hardness closes the aroma out.

T - Light caramel notes cross the smooth pale malt's path while subtle English hop earthy notes and a very faint fruity yeast ester emerges. Simple and understated but nice and drinkable.

M - Hard mineral water and high carbonation bite the tongue but the beer remains smooth, softly drying out with a moderate lingering bitterness that begs for another sip.

O - Worthington's Red Shield pale ale states, "closer to cask" on the neck label, as well as an endorsement by CAMRA. I certainly wouldn't call myself an expert, but I'm pretty sure that cask ale is much, much less carbonated than this for starters. Don't get me wrong though, this beer is quite drinkable and smoothly tasty with just a bit of bite for a very sessionable pint I could continue drinking. I just don't find it remarkable.

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: pale orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam. Not bad at all.

Smell: light golden malt aroma with a fair bit of sweetness. There's also a yeasty, doughy character that is kind of interesting. Hops are kept to a minimum. Not bad, although it's a bit sweet and yeasty for me.

Taste: noble, earthy hops right up front, with a bit of citrus to them as well. Body is much less on the sweet side and has a bit of tartness and graininess as well as a good bitterness. Much different than you'd expect from the aroma; this is what I expect from an English pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is actually a pretty good beer. The aroma threw me off a little bit, but in general this is a nice pale quaffer. I would love to have a few pints of this on cask down the pub.

Photo of acevenom
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

This is a good,solid English pale ale but not nearly in the same class as the White Shield IPA.

Dark gold, it has a big off-white head steadily shrinking.

Aroma is herbal, hint of spruce, light grain,a bit musty but fairly simple.

Taste is soft, light sweet grain, bread, light herbal-woody bitterness,zesty, engaging,juicy with hint of spruce. Bitterness is restrained but firm and zesty. It's very tasty and enjoyable,balanced, well-rounded, but a bit light in character.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle conditioned 500ml: BBD of 19 Apr 2014. Poured slowly into a UK pint sleeve on 8 Jan 2013 @ home.

No sediment left the bottle so I had a clear, bright, light amber bodied beer sat in front of me with a full and deep foaming head of large white bubbles.

Both the nose and taste are semi-sweet with a citrusy twist. Pleasant enough and easy to drink with the malt content just about winning in the taste stakes: lemon biscuity feel to the flavours.

Fairly well carbonated and fresh tasting: I enjoyed it.

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3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of aasher
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The front label of this beer describes it as their blond but the back describes that this s their English Pale Ale. This beer pours a very light bodied dull, slightly tarnished gold in color with a one finger, bright white head. The nose features good balance. There is just a touch of hop character with plenty of malt to round it out. The flavors are pretty mild. There is almost a presence of minerality. The malt, despite the style and country of origin, slightly reminds me of Munich. Of course hop character is minimal. It drinks very light in body with more aggressive carbonation than I expected. Overall this is a pretty standard beer for the style. If English pales are your thing this beer will be up your alley.

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