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60 Shilling Ale - Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant

60 Shilling Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 19.63%


Brewed by:
Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 10-16-2003)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear darker reddish brown. Leafy nose. Flavor is even and smooth. Some wood and caramely/wood syrup characteristics kicking in there. Feel is about average. Okay drinkability. No great shakes here. There are a lot greater examples out there, but it's still a good stab at the style, though.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2007 19:08:46 | More by RblWthACoz
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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1/5  rDev -69.3%

11-06-2012 19:44:32 | More by cfalovo97
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-28-2012 16:55:42 | More by srw
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pebbs

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-21-2012 21:18:28 | More by pebbs
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

02-20-2012 20:56:06 | More by Mudawg
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +22.7%

12-07-2011 12:34:42 | More by ROGUE16
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

11-30-2011 21:41:48 | More by jmdrpi
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.7%

11-26-2011 14:30:20 | More by mdillon86
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-16-2011 18:10:37 | More by deapokid
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sirbryan21

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, color was amber with good head. Aftertaste was pleasant, with a hint of hops. Smell was little hoppy but not over bearing. Nice conversation beer, very pleasing beer. also beer was served in a good atmosphere at brewery. very happy with beer and brewery. Nice collection of bobble heads. Overall great beer and you need to try it at the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2011 20:48:51 | More by sirbryan21
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First had: on tap at Nodding Head, Philly, PA

Didn't really care for this. Pretty bland. Looked okay on the pour: slightly hazy copper-amber color, with a small off-white head. Dark sugars on the aroma and slightly phenolic. Sickeningly sweet to the taste, malty, caramel, medicinal quality...kind of unpleasant. Light-medium mouthfeel, and a bit watery and lacking in flavor, especially for a Scotch ale. Not very exemplary of the style--missing that alcohol kick, and flavor in general--and not very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 13:31:29 | More by Rifugium
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mklinger

North Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a standard pint glass. Deep red with slightly brown hints. Very little head that was a bit fizzy -- plenty of carbonation, it just didn't form a head.

Smell was nice and malty, plenty of caramel sweetness, maybe a hint of plums, too. No real hops in the aroma

Taste was nice at first with the malt and caramel hitting you first followed by some bitterness to balance it out. However, it finished with a metallic aftertaste that I did not enjoy.

I found the mouthfeel to be overcarbonated. This is normally a low carbed beer. Too much; it distracted from the malty richness. I didn't really want another after the first.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2010 03:28:50 | More by mklinger
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mhatters

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on cask in a straight sided pint glass

Pours a dark ambercopper color, with a thin white head

The nose is malty, a bit dry with a hint of spice, some sweetness in there too. I am excited

A bit malt, sweet without being too sweet, caramel and a bit of hop too

Sessionable, no hint of alcohol, just a refreshing beer

enjoyable - one to sit on all day

Serving type: cask

10-18-2009 00:14:51 | More by mhatters
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of generic sweet malt, maybe some cinnamon? Flavor of sweet malt and sweetness. Do I have to keep repeating myself...Nodding Head beers are TOO sweet and this is no exception. Meh.
6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2009 01:46:15 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm picking up a common house flavor in this beer after having the blonde ale and getting the same background taste. It's a sort of grassy, herbal funk. It was light and added character to the blonde ale, but it's a little much in here and it make the aroma offensive. The flavor and aroma come off extra bready with a little rubber in the aroma. The flavor also has a mellow, malty backbone with spice and earthy notes.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2008 13:54:08 | More by tempest
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jmc44

Pennsylvania

2.35/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light copper-colored with thick off-white head, clear. Head retention is OK, no lacing, and gone by the end of the pint.

Slight malt aroma, not much more. Not unpleasant, not nice - just average. The aroma is very slight.

Taste is slightly malty sweet with hint of caramel, finished by a slight hop bitterness.

The beer is thin and light. It would be easy to drink, if it had a bit more flavor.

Generally, nothing special. The aroma and flavor is all a bit light for my taste, certainly more than a typical Macro, but not what I am looking for in a craft beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2007 20:05:22 | More by jmc44
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on-tap 10/09/06 at Nodding Head Brewpub in Philadelphia, PA.

Nice light brown color with a low beige head. An easy drinking lighter Scottish Ale with a nice toasty malt character without being sweet in any way. Light-medium bodied, smooth, and very approachable.

One of few malt-centric beers that I've had recently that are simply delicious to try after being hit over the head with hops for so long.. worth a shot !

Per NH website: Lighter Scottish Style Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2006 16:04:43 | More by RBorsato
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served as a medium copper colored beer with slightly off-whiten puffy head.
Smell is light with some notes of caramel present.
Taste is a bit on the sweet side, but only slightly. Some caramel and roasted malt also present.
Finishes is a bit thin, with a quickly disappearing taste sensation.
An OK beer. Easy drinker, but nothing special.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2006 00:12:24 | More by tgbljb
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60 Shilling Ale from Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant
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