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

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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:
256
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.96%
 
 
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Offa
4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a wonderful English IPA, bottle conditioned, bright and complex.

Pale copper, it has a huge pale tan head slowly shrinking to a thin rocky top, rich frothy lace.

Aroma is spicy herbs, caramelised barely, mineral, dough, wood (cedary).

Taste is light and lively but slightly oily feel, strong hop character - woody (cedar, eucalyptus), herbal, mightly medicinal and almost minty, all with gently dominant and engaging zesty bitterness balanced with light sweetness of caremlised bread crust underneath, light mineral and sulphur. The character and feel are complex, engaging, bright.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bmwats
3.01/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 50 cl bottle into a DH IPA glass.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours a giant, cascading, foamy, white head. Settles very slowly. Continually rising effervescence. Spider web lacing

S: Hops, lemon citrus.

T: Hops, dish soap.

M: Bitter, light, soapy finish lingers on the palate.

D: Bitter sipper.

Atmosphere is okay. Deep hue, giant head, persistent lacing. Nose is hops and lemon citrus. Hoppy and soapy, not much else. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours an orange amber, slight haze and only a few bubbles wafting to the top. The head is tan, orange tinted, thick and creamy. meringue like and does not want to fall. Nose is subdued and very very shy. Some citrus but very faint. Nose favors the malt with a light caramel and a bit of bread. Grassy herbal and some spice from hops. It has a small dank quality that I would also call pungent. The taste follows the nose all the way except it has an almost nutty taste that I find strangely out of place. It has no pine or resin but it does leave a bit of stickiness in a pungent and dry finish with plenty of spice and only a hint of the caramel sweetness. The bitter is moderate but it accumulates in the drink. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy.

Different. But the floral grows on the nose as it warms.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - typical color of an ipa, soft amber color with about two fingers' worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates very slowly.

Smell - aroma is more typical of an English IPA. The hops are more subdued and the malts seem to have a little more presence. Smells more like a pale ale in general.

Taste - the taste does have some bitterness and hop presence, but is like the aroma in that it is not quite as "in-your-face" as the American version. Stronger, darker malts are noticeable, and with just a touch of bitterness toward the end of the taste.

Mouthfeel - the feel is moderate, but leans a little more on the creamier side. It almost feels like a light porter.

Overall - interesting brew. Nothing wild or crazy about it, but still a good beer and good representation of a style.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of utfiero
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Color- cloudy honey. Full head.

Aroma- malty, fresh bread, and gentle hops.

Taste- Not an IPA for a hophead. This is a very malty English brew. This is a gentle giant! Starts malt forward with rich bread and butter notes fading into a mild hoppy finish with a slight lingering dryness. We estimate about 40 IBUs, and at least one homebrewing site claims 41 IBUs.

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Purchased locally in Austin, Texas.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: a solid dark brown 500mL bottle with a quality old-school label.

Appearance: pours a very strong golden-copper colour with a beige head that bursts to three fingers, and settles to a creamy one-finger with great staying power. Limited lacing.

Aroma: some caramel notes with some floral hops. Not as intense as I was expecting from an IPA, but most I have had recently were AIPAs, so that makes sense.

Taste: a decent amount of caramel again with some hops over the top. Fruit esters also. Not mind-blowing, but full-flavoured and plenty tasty.

Aftertaste: a touch of hop bitterness comes through at the finish. Quite dry also. Nice.

Mouth feel: moderate to heavy in body with enough carbonation to carry the flavour through nicely.

Overall: a very drinkable English IPA. Mostly dominated by caramel with some floral hops. The only problem with this being so easy to put down is that one 500mL bottle is AU$9 (2014). Ouch.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into mug
(7 Mar 14 best-by printed on bottle)

L: HUGE head, just explodes out of the bottle like a good Belgian ... so much carbonation; the orange brew is 50/50 cloudy or thereabouts -- not 100% opaque but it's not clear, neither; color is on blonde/pale end, orange-amber up to light, dull gold otherwise; the head is slight off-white, amost tan, and super thick; sticks like crazy and is lacing nicely on the way down.

S: fruity, light, sweet; as it warms, grain takes over ... is this backwards? always light, sweet and refreshing, floral; muted grain note is backed by sweet malt

T: fruity and light, similar to nose, a no-doubt English pale ale taste with the nice light malt sweetness interrupted by spicy English hop bitterness

F: solid all the way around, a bit light in weight but full with good carbonation despite the massive head

O: love it. i'm partial to the English style, and this is possibly the best English IPA I've run into so far, namely because it isn't watered down -- often a hallmark of the imported English pale ale family. it stands up to any of my English ale favorites with enough body and taste to please any beer drinker.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle. Pours orange with huge, long lasting white head, nice lacing and lively carbonation. Aroma is of funky yeast, piney hops and ripe fruit. Earthy hops dominate the palate while caramel, bready malt and ripe fruit provide some balance. Finish is long and earthy. Very nice brew.

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Photo of Rooster21
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review and First time tasting a beer from Worthingtons brewery. Definitely very different from my normal American craft IPA, as most UK beers are. However...
Appearance - did not have a glass...unfortunately.
Smell - toasted barley, rich, grape
Taste - malty, rich, medium dark
Mouth feel - excellent, full, semi-dry, smooth
Overall thoughts - very interesting, rich, new to the UK style IPA I will definitely have to give it another try(next time prepared with a glass). This beer gave a good first impression making me want to try other creations by Worthingtons. I recommend giving it a try to anyone.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.93/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Worthington’s White Shield has an extremely thick, off-white head with a frothiness that is more pronounced than pretty much any other beer in existence, a hazy, golden appearance, and very heavy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of a most rich, sweet, fruity, bready, mildly citrusy, caramel, toffee, and roasted malt. Taste is of creamy, sweet, sugary, wedding cake, light fruit, white bread, bread crust, nougat, light vanilla, barley malt, and pleasant, perfectly-placed hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat slick, and Worhtington’s White Shield finishes semi-dry, refreshing, eminently drinkable, and near perfect. This is a tour-DE-force from Molson-Coors, and one of this world’s truly great beers. The worst that one can say about this beer is that it is outstanding in almost every way! This is an absolute must!

RJT

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before 06 Mar 14 on the bottle. 16.9oz bottle from Whole Foods

Very hard to poor without too much head. Frothy white head that is very sticky. Lingering and beautiful lacing. Golden yellow but plenty of light copper hues.

Nose is spicy and bready.

Very noticeable carbonation. More bread and biscuit in the nose. I love the malt character. Plenty of depth and it would seem like it could just be a floor-malted single source pale malt. Delicious. Earthy spice from what I would imagine is just East Kent Goldings. Lovely.

The mouthfeel is outstanding here and just adds to the complexity. Such and easy sipper here but you could throw back pint after pint of this.

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Worthington's White Shield from Museum Brewing Company / White Shield Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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