Farm Table: 80 Shilling
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
Scottish Ale
3.71 | pDev: 8.89%
Jun 10, 2018
Nov 02, 2015
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Rated: 3.26 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Jun 10, 2018
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Reviewed by cyrenaica from Canada (ON)

3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
600ml bottle
4.7% ABV
Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
February 29, 2016
The beer pours a translucent shimmering copper colour with a creamy rocky light tan coloured head. Aroma is earthy hops, biscuity malt, and butterscotch. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is cereal malt, some spices, and a nice bitter hop finish,
Mar 29, 2018
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Rated by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Misty dark amber thin head - aroma of dried fruit and caramel. Carries through into flavour wirh modest bitterness.
Sep 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Roby923 from Canada (AB)

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark brown. Dark malts with caramel on the nose. Plenty of toasted caramel to taste. Very light on the hops and doesn't balance out in the end.

Bottled from brewery.
Sep 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Easton70 from Canada (ON)

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
My second Beau of the evening and I thought I would try this since I am originally from Scotland. It pours a lovely copper colour and has a rich caramel and chocolate nose. The flavour is very similar to the aroma with a nice mouthfeel. In summary, a lovely beer. Something that could be enjoyed in the winter or fall......BUT.....this is another example of a North American attempt at a Scottish style that I know well where they fail to capture a real Scottish 80'/. There's just too much flavour here amd not of the right type. If they had called it a brown ale or a red ale it would have really stood out, but I was expecting (or hoping for, given previous American versions) a taste of home....and I didn't get it.

Still, a wonderful beer if you ignore the name.
Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 4.57 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by SSS from Canada (QC)

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by derdtheterd from Canada (AB)

Apr 28, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by AmitC from New York

Mar 31, 2017
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Reviewed by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
600ml bottle poured into tulip 16/3/17

A clear amber liquid, finger of foam hangs around for a couple sips leaving no lace

S hard toffee, hazelnut, lots of dark bread, reminds me of a fruity nut bar with a little peat

T more of the same really, nutty, bready, faint hints of peat and fruit, just a hint of tobacco

M light bodied, bubbles fluff it up, slick in the mouth with some fruity peat lingering

O decent lightweight that hits the style fairly well, fairly mellow and drinkable

Light enough and has enough flavor to keep you from getting board but your not going to be blown away
Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by Abbott from Canada (QC)

Mar 12, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by DaPan from Canada (ON)

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 3.49 by Glorithm from Canada (ON)

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

Jan 20, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
600ml bottle (again, say whaaaat?), part of the only new brews to broach the Alberta market in the first week of the New Year 2017 - ballsy, or smart as a whip, these guys?

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some random disintegrating ice shelf lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, a touch of peaty smokiness, weak cafe-au-lait notes, some mild buttery nuttiness, plain earthy yeast, and very tame leafy, weedy, and dead grassy noble hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a feeble (for the style) caramel sweetness, wet multigrain toast, oversteeped generic black tea, some subtle black orchard fruitiness, a wan earthy yeastiness, and more understated weedy, herbal and wet grassy green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly robust in its palate-pinging frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad. It finishes off-dry, the bland malt 'character' carrying us through to a new day.

Overall, I gotta give these guys credit for nailing this historical style right on the button (including a more or less exact middle-range ABV), and not going overboard on the sweetness which is endemic therein. Nothing fancy to see here, just an easy (and wits-preserving) tipple, something I don't exactly associate with the Scots, especially with Burns' Night fast approaching.
Jan 10, 2017
Rated: 3 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Brody1714 from Canada (ON)

Dec 30, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by hunterjames from Canada (ON)

Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 3.39 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Sep 29, 2016
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Reviewed by PhillyB from New York

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Very dark amber in color. Head is slightly off-white, with big bubbles that stick around.

Smell: Malted grain, woody. Not something I've really come across thus far.

Taste: Malted grain, peat/wood, molasses. A lot more flavor than I was expecting from a lower ABV beer, and really enjoyable to boot!

Feel: Full bodied, good carbonation.

Overall: My love of Scottish/Scotch ales has yet to be led astray, and this is no exception. Low ABV, affordable, and darn tasty!
Aug 15, 2016
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on 12/26/15.Pours into an impy nonic a clear rich amber/brown with a full one finger slight off white head that settles slowly leaving a full ring of lace as it does.Dark fruits stand out most in the nose with some toast beneath.I know the style can bring some lighter mouthfeel's but this really hinders the beer with it's borderline watery feel.Caramel and toast on the palate with some underlying fruitiness but the feel seems to take away from the flavor profile.Started out promising but petered out a little in the finish.
May 07, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Mar 20, 2016
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Reviewed by dipso123 from Oregon

3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Highly/over carbonated (2.8-3.0 volumes), very dry, body thin as water. Very little malt character, toast, caramel. No floral hop notes and rather harsh going down.

A very poor example of a wonderful style of beer that is largely ignored. Seek a better example. Caledonian 80/- is easy to find.
Mar 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle: Poured a clear light copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing notes. Aroma of light caramel malt with subtle sugar notes is pleasant. Taste is a nice mix of cereal notes with some caramel notes and light residual sugar notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Nicely done for the style.
Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by mick303 from Canada (ON)

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by MathewMarkko from Canada (ON)

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by groleau from Canada (QC)

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by SebD from Canada (ON)

Jan 03, 2016
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Malty, grainy and dry. Surprisingly dry for something so malty. Lingering bitter finish. Clear amber brown, nice lace. Coffee and caramel nose. Nice drinking beer.
Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by nullbort from Canada (ON)

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON)

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by Long813 from Canada (ON)

Dec 29, 2015
Rated: 4 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Dec 27, 2015
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours (from the beautiful, distinct bottle) an almost two-toned caramel-amber-brown colour. Topped by some decent head that recedes to about a finger but persists there and leaves some lacing.

The most shocking thing about 80 Shilling is how *distinctly* it smells of coffee. Despite not containing any such additive, I could *swear* this has a full-on cold-press coffee addition. It is downright bizarre. You could almost swear this was a different style that had been mis-bottled. But. . . Beneath that? Some smoke, some earthiness, some grit, crystal and toasted malt. All of these flavours coming through on the taste as well. Bitter caramel candies. Dark chocolate. Rather dry. Light-moderate carbonation, light-ish body.

This is nice: solid and interesting, though I can't speak to its faithfulness to any sort of style. Whatever it is, it's tasty.
Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by Mr_Rocca from Canada (ON)

Dec 22, 2015
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
600 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. Purchased from the LCBO for around $5 CDN. Bottled November 19, 2015, Batch number 4719.

Appearance - Appears golden out of the bottle but in the glass, this beer is clear, and orange-ish with honey brown colouring too. Not quite amber either. The beer pours a nice finger and a half of fluffy white head, the retention is pretty good and lots of lacing down the sides. Moderate carbonation rise to the cap of the beer. Pretty impressive start.

Smell - What the?.... Coffee, earthy notes, peat some smoke and then some slightly citric hops come in. Faint trace of caramel but that's buried behind roasted grain aromas. Not what i expected, but a very pleasant surprise.

Taste - Some oaky notes, traces of coffee, toffee, coarse roasted grains and green tea like characteristics too. A little all over the place, but somehow cohesive.

Mouthfeel - Body is fairly light for the style, carbonation is good, easy to drink.

Overall - Really solid across the board, one of the most impressive Beau's beers I've had. Flavors are good and interesting with a nose to match and the body makes this pretty easy drinking. I could definitely see myself picking up another bottle of this.
Dec 19, 2015
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
600 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled Nov 19 2015 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear orange-amber colour, complete with a two-finger crown of luxuriously foamy off-white coloured head. It seeps away steadily and evenly over the next 5-10 minutes, leaving behind a smooth, creamy cap and collar about a centimetre high, as well as a doily pattern of delicate lace. Looks great to me. The aroma is much subtler (but still inviting), offering up only a handful mostly malt-oriented notes. Sponge toffee, toasted grains and biscuits; a tad nutty, too, with some grassy, leafy hops that are easily missed.

Well-balanced, relatively straightforward flavour profile. Toasted grains and bread, together with notes of tea biscuits and toffee sweetness, comprise the bulk of the flavour profile. Hints of toasted nuts and earthy, tea-leafy hop bitterness creep forward on the back end, providing a proper counterpoint. The aftertaste is bittersweet, with roasty malt flavours echoing on the taste buds for a few moments following each sip. The body is light but not thin; it's actually on the creamier side, with peppy carbonation levels that liven the mouthfeel up effectively. I am summarily impressed with this one - it's full-flavoured for the abv, and extremely drinkable.

Final Grade: 3.87, a B+. Beau's 80 Shilling is an approachable session ale that most BAs should find agreeable - and it's also a pretty solid example of the style, too. It reminds me slightly of Caledonian 80/-, and that's a compliment because I consider that to be a benchmark for sessionable Scottish-style ales. This is not a ground-breaking beer, but it's put together well and I'd rank it above most of Beau's other rotating seasonals. Worth a look for sure, but too expensive to become a staple.
Dec 19, 2015
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