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180 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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180 Shilling Ale180 Shilling Ale

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very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jhartley on 08-01-2014)
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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter from the 750mL bottle.

I've got to stop and admire the head on this beer. It's a beautifully fluffy, chewy, cream-colored masterpiece. Beneath is a dark, black body with robust, aggressive carbonation. 4.25

Interestingly, the nose throws me for a loop. It's got some grape or raisin, toasted coconut and caramel. Everything seems subtle and light. 4

Taste-wise, the aromas become more pronounced and make a bit more sense, as this beer is thick and layered. Heavy caramel, dark fruit, almost grape-like at first, before transitioning to a yeasty, floral and slightly wine-like. 4

The feel on this beer is an impressive blend of creamy thickness and bubbly effervescence. There are some Belgian qualities to this. In general, it's smooth and enjoyable. 4.25

This is only gonna get better with age. Buy a couple to age.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Ian707
1/5  rDev -74.3%

Ian707, Monday at 06:18 AM
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4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

40ontarget, Oct 06, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9%

dcisco44, Oct 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

jaydoc, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

c-rum, Oct 12, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%

jeff1973, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BDeibs, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

BillEvans, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

belgbeerdrinker, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Danobold, Sunday at 11:01 PM
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +2.8%

eawolff99, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, brownish copper-colored body with a thick, rocky, cream-colored head. Big, sweet malt nose with notes of plum, cherry, and fig. Rich, caramel and molasses flavors; robust alcohol burn riding atop a soothing hop bitterness. Heavy bodied without hammering you with heaviness.

By its name I wasn't sure what to expect, style-wise, yet this is a very approachable big beer. It comes across sweet without a sugary heaviness; bitter without brash harshness; heavy bodied without feeling leaden; and rife with big malt flavors and dark fruit character without slamming your taste buds. The 9.6% ABV makes itself known but blends in well with all the other beer qualities. This will make a fine cold weather beverage...

beergoot, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Doug_Fiscus
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Doug_Fiscus, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of ThomasC
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Malty, roasted notes, biscuit and subtle hints of Oak.

ThomasC, Oct 05, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

belzo35, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Haybeerman, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
2.71/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle that I bought against my better judgement, ODdell corked and caged are never worth it. Dark amber color, huge head overflowing, uh oh. Aroma is weird, sort of tart, oak, not my bag. Flavor is oak, mild tartness, malt. I wonder if this is infected (wouldn't be a first for them) or if my palate is just way off. Either way, did not care for this.

ArrogantB, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

PalatePilot, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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lysergicdream, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a well made beer, everything from odell always is (with very very few exceptions), but whats the use? i see no real need to double down on a recipe like 90 shilling, a barley sessionable extremely full bodied english type that finishes extremely sweet. this is just more of that, sweeter, bigger, tougher to drink much of. i guess with the colorado winter coming it will have a use as a winter warmer type, but it seems an odd choice to me. its not complex enough on the grain front to compare with the best barleywines out there, and its got so much sugar in it that i have to share one several ways. i do like its frothy mouthfeel before the sugar sets in, and the fresh caramel and molasses bread base tastes really good in small doses. the booze is well hidden but has to be huge, and the finish lingers forever. i can see a small glass after dinner when its icy out, but in an early autumn context, its a bit of a clunker. just my opinion though, go try it, it may suit your tastes better than mine.

StonedTrippin, Oct 08, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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180 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.