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


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30234) - 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 (2021) - 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 (2447) - 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 (897) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - 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 (7059) - 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 (1110) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2007
My previous experience with Belhaven hasn’t left me with an impression of a brewery I prefer, far from, so I must admit I was a bit negative, when I opened this ale. But now I must admit, that this beer is a nice one. The head is beautiful, the color is nice and so is the aroma. The flavour starts with many notes of fruit and hop, the bitterness is moderate in the beginning, but it rises and lasts quite a while. Just before the end I sense notes of licorice and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2812) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2007
On tap at Belhaven brewery 270307. Nice copper color with a thick head. nothing spectacular, but a very good session beer. I drank many of these in Edinburgh over the course of a week.

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