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 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 ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Deep copper with lacing thin head, very malty nose and palate. My notes have this cask conditioned version at 4.2%, one of the best Scottish ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (6247) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle 10 C, 2009-03 AP: Amber, nice high head F: Kiwi, apple, walnut, cream toffe

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
armando629 (2456) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle at in-laws house. Amber to dark brown colour. Quite an okay 80/-, but not the best. A touch gassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2005 This used to be a regular pint, haven’t had it in a while. Until now - I’d forgotten how good it can be. Copper colour, minimal head. Smokey, peaty malt nose. Earthy flavour medium mouthfeel, peaty, malty finish. Rerate - cask in the Oxford Bar, Edinburgh. Great pint. So much better on Cask. That Belhaven house character works properly in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Hungary 2010, bottle. Light clear red with a thick cream head that fades quickly. Aroma is spicey hop and light malt, apple again. Flavor is similar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2968) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1861) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 brown coloured ale, thats has lots of malt fruit in flavour, well balanced and rounded

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