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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 01-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
257
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Macamah
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBigBeerGuy19
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly pleasant.

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Photo of Mandrilo
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Galijun
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DegenErik
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PsenicnoCRO
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Found on tap in our Cardiff hotel.
Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" (and possibly other books to come.)

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Photo of TGS
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Bottle, pours a clear amber with a beige head. Aroma caramel, citrus fruits, malt, floral notes. Taste caramel, malt, citrus, earthy, biscuit. Very nice.

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Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from ramstein Britshop.Towering fluffy head on amber body. Tastes like a typical English ale, nice mellow bitterness with a lingering aftertaste. A decent British offering

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Photo of poskok
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sporklift87
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best before 5_02_2009.

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Photo of Zippo999
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wretchedabyss
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinabottle
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle enjoyed in Offaly Ireland. Not a hop bomb but if this how old ales tasted the old days we're not too bad

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Photo of Dennis-King
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have drank this beer over many years. As a home brewer for many years I would buy a 2 bottles of white shield to capture the yeast, it is bottle conditioned, to use in my brewing. Unfortunately they don't use the primary yeast these days so don't bother. It is still a damned fine beer full of character. It has been said this is the only surviving original IPA. but don't expect a hop monster. The definition of an IPA is a lot different now.

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Photo of emincems
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GerryPendry
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal-clear amber, most of the thick, creamy head dissipates quickly but a little lingers throughout. Bready/fruity (orange?) aroma is mirrored by the taste, which is perfectly offset by an earthy, slightly spicy and herbal hop bitterness. Nice medium mouthfeel with a somewhat dry finish. An excellent Britsh IPA, I'm glad Coors is leaving this alone. Will be appreciated by those who know a classsic IPA doesn't have to hit you over head with a hop hammer. The two beers are certainly different, but White Shield reminds me of what Bass was like a few decades ago when I discovered British ales. Highly recommended.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Brilliant dark amber with a frothy, sudsy 3” cream colored persistent, clingy foam collar.
S: Biscuit and earthy hops, earthy aromas
T: Biscuit, nuts, crisp and dry, fruit, earthy hop finish
F: Very creamy, medium body, medium low carbonation.
O: A very good, refreshing IPA.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsander
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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