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180 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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180 Shilling Ale180 Shilling Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jhartley on 08-01-2014

In 1989 we opened our doors with our flagship, 90 Shilling. Still a favorite today, we’re celebrating our Silver Anniversary with a double version of the recipe that started it all. We’re a little bigger now, and 180 Shilling is too, with a hearty roasted malt base balanced by subtle earthy hops and aged on oak to create notes of toffee, plum, vanilla and dried cherry. Thanks for 25 years of beers, and here’s to many more. Cheers!
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Photo of hardy008
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours copper with a small tan head with nice retention and lacing. The aroma has caramel, toasted malt, and oak.

Has a sweet malty taste with caramel, toffee, toasted malt, dark fruit, oak, and a little vanilla. Not overly sweet, tastes just right. The alcohol is well hidden for a 9.60 % abv beer.

Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. I'm glad I had a chance to try this. It's a nicely made beer.

Photo of James_Kane
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Malt and booze balance nicely. Seems like more than a double of 90 Schilling. Awesome beer.

Photo of ManBearPat
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice beer that I thought would've been better given Odell made it...
smooth and tasty, but lacking something I couldn't put my finger on.


I have one in the cellar for their 26th anniversary.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.51/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zander4dawin
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with exploding, fluffy head. Boozy, burnt sugar nose. Cherry, port, big malt base, some sawdust, and smokey malts. Silky mouthfeel.

Photo of erushing
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamGlade10
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gritz147
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber with a caged corked bottle top. Bottle # 07406-14

L - Amber red with not much clarity, 1/4 finger of head

S - Bready malts, brown sugar, oak barrel

T - Sweet, rum, double malts. 90 shilling X 2 for sure!

F -Medium bodied, thin, low carbonation

O -Take the 90 Schilling and double it and add awesomeness

Photo of atom714
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanmckell
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matthewbc
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: On Tap


Creamy, chewy malt bomb and a half. Pours a ruby amber with a tight little head of creamy off-white with miniscule bubbles. It is medium-full bodied with some detectable alcohol, but not hot or even warm. Lots of nutty layers with dark fruits, dark bread, cherries, burnt sugar and more. Very good beer, definitely worth a shot. Especially if you are a fan of 90 Schilling to begin with.

Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml caged and corked from BevMo Glendale in late October for $14.99. Bottle # 02069-14.

Beer poured a deep reddish-brown with a nice tan head that has some great hang time.

Nose has hints of oak, dark fruit, some sherry.

Taste is plums on light oak on a huge bed of caramel malts. Hopping is light but enough to keep the sweetness at bay.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth, very nice.

Overall this is a nice double recipe. Glad I had the opportunity to try though it was very pricey.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of G-Hawk
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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180 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.