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

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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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev -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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of flyingpig
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of JRed
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dwren89
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.17/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: bottle conditioned but poured a clear darker amber color with good CO2 and tiny bubbles
S: mild nose, light roasted malt
T: well-balanced traditional English malt that dominates over hops
M: very drinkable, light in taste but refreshing and very sessionable

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, earthy with a hint of citrus. Flavor is very attenuated biscuit malt with light grassy hops and light wheat. Flavors are nice, but quite bland. Light bodied, but pleasant carbonation. A bit of a disappointment after the White Shield, which was flavorful.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2014. Picked up recently from a B&M store. A classic ale from Burton-on-Trent.

Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber colour with good carbonation and visible sediment. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before dissipating. Aroma of light malt with hints of earthy, fruity yeast esters, mild caramel, grass and stewed hops. A faint whiff of apples in the background.

Tastes of grainy malt with a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast, a subtle fruitiness, faint caramel, grass/hay and stewed hops. Not much in the way of hop aroma. Pretty dry, with a mild, musty bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of earthy yeast and a hint of stewed hops.

Exceptionally average - a well-balanced pale ale but it lacks character. The yeast gives it some depth, but the malt and stewed hop flavour combo is bland. Where are the aromatic hops to give it an edge? I suppose this is traditional in the sense of being unchallenging. Oh well; drinkable enough but instantly forgettable. No need to seek it out.

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