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


on tap


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RATINGS: 73   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5411) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9163) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
Malty aroma. Mahogany color. Small head. Interesting malty flavor with some bitter coffee in the finish. A very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) 3.9% ABV in my version. Neat, clear, dark amber with a handsome, thick, creamy off-white head that leaves some pretty lacing. Malty aroma with a wee hint of smoke. Very light-bodied but with heaps of flavours, lovely malty, roasted notes and a smoky touch. Impressivily full-flavoured for such a "small" beer. 101105

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 Well, another bitter one, just as the others. BUt this is a little darker and has a bread smell, I like the hops in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vvs (1) - LATVIA - AUG 17, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 Copper colour, minimal head, roasty, taste is pleasant, waterly in the end, but still finish is good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2005
Defo one of the better scoish bottled ales u can pick up from tesco. Not much in the way of aroma but some malt. Taste is pleasent, malty slightly nutty and as it warms the hopps comes through more. An alright bottled ale, nothing special though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10777) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham;
Sold as 80/- Ale
Dark copper with slight head. Surprisingly tasteless malty brew, full body but not much else coming through, watery and a little weak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2600) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
[on tap at Sunset Grill and Tap] Clear, yellowy amber with excellent foamy blanket leaving nice lace. Aroma a bit musty with subtle english hops. Surprising peat flavour that wasn’t apparent in the aroma in good balance with malt and low bittering. Very clean finish. Medium body and low carbonation. This beer was very good, just a bit weak. Technically superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2005
On tap at Spinnaker Hotel in Gourock, Scotland. This is one of my all time favourite beers, from one of my all time favourite breweries. I have been lucky enough in the past to drink this one in the Belhaven Brewery itself :D A very malty old friend of mine. NB it’s 80/- NOT Scottish Ale ;)

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