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Belhaven 80/- (Cask)

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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Bitter
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
80 Shilling is Belhaven’s classic, hand-pulled, cask-conditioned ale - just like great great great grandpa would have had. It has a classic red appearance in the glass, rich and smooth. An Austrian Emperor once described 80/- as ’the burgundy of Scotland’. Not sure how many he’d had, but the man clearly had taste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
4.2% Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. Clear mid brown colour disappearing head. Brown twiggy bitter. Headgerow fruits. Good fruit I thought somewhere between strawberry and rhubarb. Enjoyable enough. Ok condition decent drying hop on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickFifty (705) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Cask. Copper color, thick light beige head. Caramel nose, malty, metallic note. Malt forward taste, caramel, hint of fruit, earthy notes. Medium body, soft to flat carbonation, thick texture.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stuu666 (6521) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours copper brown, nose is dull toffee, caramel, taste is dry toffee, sweet, thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (6343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours clear brown, no head. Malty sweet aromas, not as raisiny as I was expecting, light sulphur note too. Taste is sweet, finishes clean enough. OK.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Cask ale into pint glass Overall: An okay beer, though not my style to be fair. Probably wouldn’t drink again. App: amber in color. This layer of white head to top glass aroma: light hops aroma. Not much there. taste: bitteer, slightly sweet. Texture: creamy and thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 Cask at the Hereward, Ely. Reddish brown, pancake flat, almost no head. Hint of biscuity malt aroma. Taste is sweet with a medicinal woody bitterness. Finish is more balanced, with an attractively savoury tannic note at the end. Weak body. Not a complete shambles, but the bad outweighs the good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Draught. This is a great 80/- that is absolutely classic. A must try if you can lay your hands on it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1495) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2013
Lightly hopped, somewhat thin palate and a hint of prunes and raisins that gives it a bit of a tartness. Not a great bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
Cask by gravity at Paisley Beer Festival (25 Apr 12) - clear brown ale, non-existent white head, fruity, bit of fruit, malt, quite sweet, bit bland

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
On cask at The Heriot-Watt Beer Festival. Pours a light brown colour. Aroma of musty yeast and chocolate. Similar flavours with an oily mouth-feel. Not my thing.


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