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

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Worthington's Red ShieldWorthington's Red Shield
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Worthington's Red ShieldWorthington's Red Shield

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aasher on 08-01-2012

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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of coopdog1000
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ML bottle into a pint glass. Aroma - Has a solid British brew aroma, earthy but not offending Appearance- A clear somewhat pale yellow color with a giant white head. Taste - Strong malt and yeast flavor, I found it very enjoyable. Palate - Heavy carbonation with a light bodied beer made this an interesting feel. I liked it. Overall - A good beer that I would drink again.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Offa
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mtbZack
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of louisianajones
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Bought this from Southington Wine and Spirits in Southington CT. Looked interesting. Poured into a pint glass.

Medium head quickly dissipates; no lacing. Hazy amber color. Faint malt and apple on the nose.

Thinner and more carbonated than I was expecting. Some sweetness, vague malt. Trying to think of some adjectives to describe what's not really there. Sweet angel of mercy. I just realized something...

This is Budweiser.


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Photo of jkurlandski
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

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Photo of sandanders
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Phocion
3.32/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Live review. 500ml bottle with a date a couple weeks away. Poured into an Imperial nonic glass. Mostly clear light-amber color with a thick white frothy head and a ton of bubbles making their way upward in the beer. Head quickly dissipates to a thin crown leaving behind small spots of lacing.

Aroma is fairly well balanced. Sweet pale malts, particularly biscuit, grain, and a touch of honey combine with earthy and spicy hops and some fruity esters and bread dough from the yeast.

Interesting flavor combination. Spicy and a hint of lemon along with a noticeable honey flavor. Biscuity malts and a very dry, earthy finish.

Light bodied and very highly carbonated. The carbonation combines with the infamously hard Burton water in a very unpleasant way. Very sharp, and the carbonation reminds me of an AAL.

Overall, this is disappointing. There's a horrible mouthfeel that's way too carbonated. Admittedly, I had high expectations; White Shield is a truly phenomenal beer. Refreshing and balanced, but terribly average in every other way.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ChaseBacon
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of cultclassic89
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Pens1967
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.48/5  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.

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Photo of chinchill
2.72/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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