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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell 90 Shilling Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

997 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 997
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We introduced 90 Shilling, our flagship beer, at our opening party in 1989. For a while, we'd been wondering what would happen if we lightened up the traditional Scottish ale? The result is an irresistibly smooth and delicious medium-bodied amber ale.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-27-2001)
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swid

Missouri

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
87 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.