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80 Shilling Scottish Ale - Southampton Publick House

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80 Shilling Scottish Ale
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
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Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by beernbbq:
Photo of beernbbq
3.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice offering from Southampton but not one of their better brews. Had a growler filled and brought it home. Low on hopping as is usual of this style but just not my thing for an ale. However, it has an easy drinkability that has you coming back for more.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask offering at the Blind Tiger's S'hampton night. Poured cloudy light brown, soft medium bubbble head. Nose of malt with a hint of chocolate. Body was soft, creamy, lower carbonation and approppriate temperature wise. Notes of chocolate,mocha, smooth matlyness. very differant from the strong belgian style brews and Barleywine being offered. Nicely crafted, a true session brew, could enjoy this one all day.

Photo of bultrey
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Served in a pint glass at Pete's Waterfront Ale House in Brooklyn. Attractive coppery brown, with a fairly thin head.

Smell: A hint of malt, a hint of whiskey peat moss, but nothing overwhelming.

Taste: Surprised at first, because if I wasn't told it was a Scottish ale, I wouldn't have thought it one (perhaps I was thinking Scotch ale... is there a difference?). Nevertheless, a very smooth, drinkable beer, with a pleasant maltiness, and very subtle, if any hop character. It was served slightly chilled, and admittedly, as the beer warmed, a bit of the peatiness I expected began to show through, along with increased malt presence.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, smooth, and smooth. Average carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable beer -- paired nicely with the bacon cheesburger I had. I suppose I expected more from Southampton, being that they have so many exceptional beers. Not hugely representative of the style, more like a slightly maltier than usual beer from a homebrew kit, which is to say not bad at all.

Photo of meathookjones
3.8/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased at Shoreline in NY. Brownish red in appearance with a smallish head that disappears rapidly leaving little evidence of its existence. Sweet malty aroma with a good amount of toasty notes in it. Nice but a bit weak. Flavor was similar with sweet malts, light caramel and fruit. Mild undertones of smoke or roastiness. Sweet finish here. Not overly sweet but not too complex either. Mouthfeel is solid and very very smooth. Very sessionable stuff here. This growler went easily and I could have had more.

Photo of Weissenheimer
4.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My pint arrived with a medium-sized, fawn-colored, bubbly head which dissipated quickly. The fluid itself is hazy and solid-looking, like a column of brown amber. It has an intense aroma which contains, among other things, licorice, apple-cider vinegar, and perhaps some Granny Smith apples.

This beer has a full, complex, and dynamic mouthfeel. A creamy wave of malty sweetness fills the mouth, sweeps through, and disappears, leaving a pleasing bitterness in its wake. The bitterness gradually gives way to a snappy, playful hop finish. Each sip leaves me eager to start the process all over again, and rather regretful that I've gotten so used to stronger Belgian ales. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't give this beer much of a second glance, but the process of paying close attention to each subtle wave of tastes made me truly appreciate it. I will most certainly be having more of these!

Photo of WesWes
3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice copper color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a smooth and sweet malt scent that boasts of caramel and peated malts. It's rich with a slight fruity yeast aroma. The taste is good also. It has a smooth malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes with a touch of smoke. It's got a fruity character, but it's dry in the finish. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good Scottish ale. I like the aroma quite a bit. I wish it had more body to it. Overall, a fine sessions beer.

Photo of palma
3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on cask at the Southampton Publick House itself. Light brown hazy color body. Big bubbles making the initial head which then faded quick. light malty aroma. Not much else to the smell but it was not bad by any means. Big bready taste to this brew which i really like. Not much hop flavor present. Easy drinking but a little sticky mouthfeel.

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at d.b.a. on 1st ave and 3rd street.
The Scottish ale answer to the ESB?
A malty rendition if anything.
Light yet tasty, it would be very easy to make a night out of this beer. A good bit of flavor is managed in here in spite of the fact that it is mostly, technically, water. Something along the lines of a shortbread cookie, maybe. There's a creamy sweetness without it being over done. Very delicate. This could easily be done very wrong but it's done quite right. Not a knock your socks off brew but a can drink any time sort.

80 Shilling Scottish Ale from Southampton Publick House
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