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


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40453) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34350) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (2087) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2456) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogreface (1390) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - FEB 10, 2008
Cask @ Bow Bar, november 07. Copper, clear color with a small, tight white head. Neutral flavor with some toasty notes. Some roasted peanuts. Medium palate, slight peaty notes. Neutral aroma with some nuttiness. Ok, copper ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
[662-20070923] Cask @ Prince of Wales (Didcot, OX; called "Belhaven Original Smooth & Creamy"). Burnt toffee and sweet pickled leafy cabbage aroma. Clear, brown amber body with a small bubbly off-white head. Mild grainy base flavour has a very nice sweet aftertaste. Medium body is slightly grainy. Very interesting aroma and aftertaste, drinkable; seems in good condition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Olly (11) - Bowburn, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
Cask@Norwich Beer Festival ’07. Copper in colour with a small bubbly head. Fruity aroma with some hops. This transfers to the taste and there is a clear bitter aftertaste..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2007
[Cask from Paisley Beer Festival] Ruddy brown, moderate head. Slightly stale smelling, some caramel. Medium body, sweet but with not much in the way of hops to balance.

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