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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Victoria, Clifton, Bristol 26/01/09. Dark amber with a slight, off-white head. Malty aroma of raisins and chocolate. Flavour was sweet, with plenty of chewy caramel and a short dry finish. Fine.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7355) - Tromsř, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2008
Cask, half pint, hand pulled at Cumberland Bar in Edinburgh. Dark amber body, covered by a filmy, white head. Smell of dark chocolate malts. The taste has got more of caramel malts to it than the aroma. Foamy mouthfeel. Easy going session beer [24.10.2008].

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2008
Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is slight hoppy. Flavour of caramel malts and a fresh bitter finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2008
cask at Angleterre Helsinki Tue & Thu Color: copper Taste: hints of hops ,more fudge ,bit citrus. Maybe I learn to like this if I try it again but I am not sure at all.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2008
Dark amber-brown half pint at local beer festival. Mouthfeel is very watery, tastes a little of malt but seems to have very little in the way of flavours. Not particularly enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
Cask from Charlies. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing off-white head. Toffee and caramel malt aroma. Flavour is medium sweet with a light toasted caramel malt base. Medium malty dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A dark amber beer with a thin light tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet mlaty with notes of caramel and toffee as well as hints of wood, leading to a dry and rather bitter finish where the toffee note lingers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (1929) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2008
Bottle: 3,9%ABV. Clear red coppery colour,nice creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts,caramel, dark chocolate, som hopy,citric ending. Flavor has a nice citric,caramel mouth feeling, smooyh was it too. Dark chocolate, a bit mild hopy,citric finish,whom I think was a bit disepoting, but eneyway a nice ale for this alc level. Thin body, nice thin to medium finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2383) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 12, 2008
0,5 l bottle and 3,9% ABV. Nice appearance with reddish color and a lacing small head. Excellent fruity aroma- orange, some wild strawberry. The flavour is complex, oily, fruity with roasted malt and good hop, balanced carbonation. I will buy more and more ales, i like the top fermented beers! Caledonia pub too...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogreface (1333) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 5, 2008
Vörösesbarna színű,buborékos és hamar eltűnő habú ale.Íze gyümölcsös,édeskés,malátás.Utóízeben is megmaradnak ezek a jegyek.Kellemes de nem túl jellegzetes.


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