Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Odell 90 Shilling pours a dark amber/light brown color into my pint glass; this beer is slightly hazy. A 1/4", off-white head forms, then quicly dissipates. Moderate carbonation and lacing. The aroma of this beer is quite restrained; the only thing that comes through is a generically sweet caramelized malt aroma. Hop aroma is negligable.
Fortunately, this beer tastes better than it smells. The initial taste is very sweet and malty, and is nearly all caramel. After that, a mild floral hop taste is prevalent, along with a hint of fruit and a faint roasted flavor. The mouthfeel is full without being heavy, wet without being oily. Finishes clean with a distinct caramel flavor.
Although I'd like to see a little bit more (in terms of ABV/flavor) from a "90 shilling" Scottish ale, this beer is quite enjoyable and is another example of a good crossover craft beer. It's definitely sessionable, and its sheer maltiness makes a nice change from the majority of American craft beers.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2005 00:54:05 | More by swid
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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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