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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10213) - 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 (3013) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2007
Cask at Old Bank, 24.02.07. Clear copper colour, perhaps with a hint of haziness, and a tiny, bubbly white head. Sweetish fruity aroma with grassy, earthy hops. Very mild strawberry-like flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Malt and hops i bitterish fruity aftertaste. Absolutely no carbonation, light to medium body, dry mouthfeel. Bit too watery, even for a real ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 brown coloured ale, thats has lots of malt fruit in flavour, well balanced and rounded

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2007
Casked. Something between brown and red colour, small off-white bubbly head. Aroma is fruit, wood, some slight caramel and grass. Flavour is caramel malts, fruity hops and some wooden hints. Not much aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2007
Real ale at Angleterre, Helsinki. Tastes damn good and big, very hoppy and bitter but not too dry. As always with real ales, this one hasn’t got any carbonation (altho there is a small bubbly head) but the taste is good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
profane (40) - ITALY - FEB 15, 2007
Very seimple beer, good anyway. Slightly caramel taste. Quite clear colour. Short end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2007
Cask. Clear copper colour. The flavour has a little nut, and some sourness. On the brink of being off? Thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (360) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2007
Smoke was prodominent to me. Nice pint. Some sweetness. Not too flavourful, but okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
Cask @ Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty flavor with some hints of apples. Fruity finish with some bitterness.

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