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


on tap


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2250) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
Caramel malt aroma. Amber colour with a good frothy white head and lace. Medium carbonation. Thin texture with a pleasant sweetness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Flanfl (144) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber colour, small white head. Aroma toffee. Flavour of malt and caramel, some hints of toffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Hand pulled cask in Perth, Scotland. Poured a dark amber color with a light tan head. Good lacing. The nose is sweet caramel malts. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is sweet malts. A very dry and bitter finish rounds out a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4444) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a lovely, deep mahogany-copper body with a dense and long-lasting creamy off-white head. Smell is bread, caramel and toast, with hints of strawberry. Taste is smooth and mild, with caramel malts and kiwi-ish hops blending seamlessly. Some dry hop bitterness in the aroma. A tiny bit watery, but otherwise a very nice Scottish Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3696) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2010
cask at City Walls in Stirling - Pours hazy amber with a lingering off-white head. Smells mainly of caramel malt. Light. The flavor is of sweet malt with mild balancing hops. It’s medium bodied and quite drinkable. Nothing special though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2010
Cask, Portree, Isle of Skye. Bronze body, creamy dense Nitro-like head. Muted aroma; subtle roastiness and caramel malt character. Full body, low carbonation, smooth texture. Rich malt flavour, touch of roastiness, bitter hop finish. Quite a nice smooth malty ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 22, 2010
una bitter mediocre alla spina anche se si lascia bere abbastanza bene ma poco persistente sia nell’amaro che nei suoi aromi. all’olfatto quasi inpercettibile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (796) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle at in-laws house. Amber to dark brown colour. Quite an okay 80/-, but not the best. A touch gassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
14th July 2008. On tap in Edinburgh. Infinitely better than the Belhaven Best swill down’t road! Fruity and tangy. Red fruit. Some light toffee. Slipped down easlily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RuneStumo (2294) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2009
11.10.2009, 0,5l Bottle. Amber brown colour with white head. Malty and a little sweet aroma. Flavours are soft. Body is medium. Aftertaste is short with some bitterness.

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