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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2010

Cask (handpump) @ Clockwork Beer Co., 1153-1155 Cathcart Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland G42 9BH.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100207]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - 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 (34307) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (22977) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
14th July 2008. On tap in Edinburgh. Infinitely better than the Belhaven Best swill down’t road! Fruity and tangy. Red fruit. Some light toffee. Slipped down easlily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21543) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
4.2% Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. Clear mid brown colour disappearing head. Brown twiggy bitter. Headgerow fruits. Good fruit I thought somewhere between strawberry and rhubarb. Enjoyable enough. Ok condition decent drying hop on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (15264) - 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.

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