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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,161 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,161
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 75
Gots: 92 | FT: 4
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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gwfrankpsu

California

4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is great stuff!! Wonderful flavor, a taste of the west.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2001 11:58:54 | More by gwfrankpsu
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karst

Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When you find beer like this it almost rates itself!

Pours a whisky brown with a foamy 2-3 finger dense head. Lace curtains the walls of the Grindstone pint glass. Malt Hop and Yeast combined perfection! Aroma hints of its mellow roasted malts and Goldings earthy hops. As great as it smells it tastes even better. Caramel malt that is so chewy and luscious full body that mingles with Willamette hop bitterness and sweet malt flavor. Well worth the 90 Shillings.

The more I analyze this beauty then more I edit my 4.5 ratings to 5s
Never buy less that 6 of these unless you are sharing with friends.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2005 03:55:47 | More by karst
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the MT. Dragon in Snow Mass last weekend. yummy


Poured tofee/mahogany color wit great clarity. Off white hed kept a 1/4" tight head all the way down with very good lacing

Smell: Fruitiness with fruitcake/bready notes

Taste: Rich fruitiness with slight bitterness on the back of the tounge and throat. Sweet caramel, slight hint of smokiness/dryness and alcohol mix well in the finish

Chewy/yet silky smooty, awesome balance, super carbonation

If I could get this on tap, this would be a front runner amongst my session choices. Good in the bottle, but was almost like a different beer on tap. Tastes more like a scotch ale on draft, Highly reccomended

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2006 03:22:54 | More by russpowell
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mjurney

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Copper color, touch of haze. Lots of small bubble rising to the top. Thick creamy head.

Aroma:
Faint aroma. I smell some bready, caramel and fruity.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Rich, bready, deep caramel, toasty, hint of toffee. Slight fruity. Hop bitterness is moderate, herbal-leafy, tea like. Finish is dry, yet very clean. Medium bodied, very smooth, refreshing.

Overall:
It's a world class beer!!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 02:46:13 | More by mjurney
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davistabuff

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

12-31-2012 04:41:04 | More by davistabuff
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Auraan

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

10-27-2012 03:46:53 | More by Auraan
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bif_fat_sellout


4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-09-2012 22:55:47 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

08-24-2012 03:59:04 | More by MN_Beerticker
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hamillC

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-05-2013 06:42:19 | More by hamillC
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Timbo86

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

08-07-2013 02:19:24 | More by Timbo86
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bort11

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Tight finger width head that gradually recedes to a solid film on the surface. The lacing paint the inside of the glass with each sip. Color is a bright copper with brilliantly dancing carbonation.

Smell is a rich toasted biscuit with mild herbal hops in the back. Taste is the definition of balanced. The toasty malts swirl around the herbal and slightly citric malts. Not one over shadows the other but both compliment each other perfectly. Slight hints of honeysuckle and mint edge things out.

Mouthfeel is mild and crisp. A bit of tartness and finishes clean. It's been a while since I've visited this beer, and I'm kicking myself for waiting so long.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2008 04:52:40 | More by bort11
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

10-18-2012 00:26:02 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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Can_has_beer

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-24-2014 02:57:11 | More by Can_has_beer
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Carb-consumer

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-19-2013 10:11:23 | More by Carb-consumer
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theninjacowboy

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

03-31-2014 17:59:05 | More by theninjacowboy
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-21-2013 06:05:00 | More by LuckyJohn
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

08-07-2012 22:04:05 | More by dhbiker0889
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TasteEmAll

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

02-10-2014 05:08:41 | More by TasteEmAll
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Jkirk790

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

08-16-2013 16:00:15 | More by Jkirk790
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-14-2012 22:22:28 | More by ssjkyle
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Vince1979

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

03-24-2013 04:11:40 | More by Vince1979
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

06-05-2012 15:21:23 | More by WhiskeeTango
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NjalThorgeirsson

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

05-07-2014 05:19:44 | More by NjalThorgeirsson
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jeremy_zeman

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

05-13-2014 22:23:27 | More by jeremy_zeman
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leagr

Missouri

4.72/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is absolutely one of my favorite beers - not only because of the actual beer but also because of its packaging. The bottle and label give this brew some standout character. The good packaging doesn't always lead to good beer, but in this case, it is a true guide.

A - hazy copper color with minimal head

S - citrus and hops

T - some bitterness from the hops nicely balanced that lovely sweet caramel malty taste

M - medium body, subtle bitterness lingers, smooth - even creamy

D/O - easy to drink, incredibly enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 21:51:11 | More by leagr
Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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