Worthington’s Red Shield
A light, blond ale brewed with both barley and wheat malts which give a light biscuity backdrop to the taste of the beer. The subtle bitterness comes from the Brambling Cross hops that add a slightly spicy note to the flavour and, combined with Cascade and Centennial hops, give a citrus aroma with hints of blackcurrant. The mouth-feel is light which leads to a refreshing beer that, in typical Burton fashion, balanced the sweet malty flavour with the subtle bitterness in this distinctive ale.
Golden Ale/Blond Ale
There are a few different types of blond ale. The first is the traditional "Canadian Ale", an adjunct-laden, macrobrewed, top-fermented equivalent of the American Standard. The second is common in US brewpubs - a light starter ale, with marginally more hop and body than a macrobrew, fewer adjuncts, but still not a flavourful beer by any means. The British interpretation is easily the boldest, hoppiest blond ale rendition. Some of these can almost be considered American Pales they are so hopped up - very crisp, refreshing, with relatively low alcohol compared with their North American counterparts.