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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.5
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13478) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2007
Smoke was prodominent to me. Nice pint. Some sweetness. Not too flavourful, but okay.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16245) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2006
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Aroma of flowers, honey, even blueberries. The foam is not too thick, the colour is that of dark cola. Strong hops all the way through the taste, blueberries and citrus eniment. Thew finish has some smoke in it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 11, 2006
Cask, Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Burgundy to ruby with a thin creamy head. Hoppy/malt balance. Slightly grassy and acetic. Malty taste, hops, biscuit. Then harsh hoppiness, some sweetness. OK session.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2006
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 27 Apr 06. Dark brown. Hardly any head. Hints of hops and fruits. A bit light bodied. Dry bitter aftertaste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Copper coloured with a small head. Aroma is roasted and malty. Somewhat smoky flavour with a quite good bitterness. Medium bodied, but a little short aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
Tap, Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Clear light brown color. Aroma of some chocolate, malty, some hops. Soft and creamy texture. Chocolate malty taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2005
Cask Stillage at the Formby Hall, Atherton 30/01/2003 Mid brown coloured with some sweetness and hoppiness. Dry finish.


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