Worthington White Shield

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Worthington White Shield was my favourite bottled beer. I never even saw the Green Shield, but I believe there was one.

I think that Worthington White Shield is being made again, possibly under the aegis of the giant COORS Corporation. But I haven't seen it. I haven't seen a drop of it for at least twenty years.

I used to be very good at pouring it, I believe the new bottles have a special sediment separator in the neck so one does not have to be so careful, but I wouldn't have needed such high tech.

The beauty of the drink was that sometimes I WANTED to have the sediment in the glass. A cloudy Worthington White Shield was a very good pick-me-up after a heavy session the night before.

I hope it reappears back on pub shelves soon.

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Yes, Coors have it now.

I started drinking it in something like 1990 when Guinness stopped doing
bottle conditioned Guinness and my local Bass pub in Grimsby replaced it
with Whiteshield.

Even the Kings and Barnes version was mostly ok.

But last time I had one of the "new" ones about 5 years ago I was very
disappointed - though I've heard recently that they've got one of the old
brewers back so I may give it a go ... though I don't hold out much hope.

You can/could even get it in cask now - a silly idea which was tried at the
Bass Museum Octoberfest in Burton many many years ago and was decided wasn't
upto what the bottle version was.

I regulary see Heiniken Wholesale adverting it in the trade press as part of
their available supply range.

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I always drank it with sediment - do so with most bottle conditioned beers -
or drank two thirds clear and then added the sediment for the remainder.

I still have an original 275ml Bass Whiteshield - but it won't be drinkable
now.

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On 04/05/2017 20:28, Offramp wrote:


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You will probably find three things

i) your taste in beer has changed
ii) it is no longer brewed to the same recipe and now uses a different  
yeast or hop
iii) Some fondly remembered beers of the past were in truth not that  
good - but better than a lot of the mass brewed blandness



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On Friday, 5 May 2017 19:48:07 UTC+1, alan_m  wrote:
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I shall find out very soon. This morning I had a dozen bottles delivered from Tesco! They were two quid each for 500ml. I might have one tonight.

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On Saturday, 6 May 2017 09:27:09 UTC+1, Offramp  wrote:
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from Tesco! They were two quid each for 500ml. I might have one tonight.

I've got a bottle in the cupboard, acquired a couple of years ago at a beer
 festival and not yet drunk. It claims to be "Best Before 10 Oct 15", but I
 have always treated BB dates on beers with great scepticism. White Shield  
was always famous for tasting much better /after/ its BB date.

It has been brewed in various places in the course of the last 25 years, an
d moving from brewery to brewery didn't do anything for quality or consiste
ncy. I remember a batch in the 1990s, brewed IIRC at the old Stones place.  
The yeast floated about in the bottles like great clumps of wallpaper paste
. Very odd.

For the record, it's currently owned and brewed by Molson Coors. In Burton,
 as it should be.
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Joyce Whitchurch, Stalybridge, UK
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On Friday, 5 May 2017 19:48:07 UTC+1, alan_m  wrote:
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You were right. The beer is nothing special.

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Just had one - IAWTP just a little bit of flavour toward the bottom.

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Re: Worthington White Shield
Fairly regular in Tesco's round here (east Hampshire/West Sussex) was in Tesco's Chichester this morning and they had a shelf full..



On Thursday, 4 May 2017 20:28:12 UTC+1, Offramp  wrote:
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