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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell 90 Shilling Ale

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very good

1,316 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,316
Reviews: 406
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 86
Gots: 157 | 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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Photo of BobN
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle, poured into Odell snifter glass.

A - Beautiful copper color at the rim with a rich amber at core of snifter. Dense, creamy head that persists through most of the session with a nice lacing as well.

S - A sweet toasted malt, biscuity, citrusy fruit, and mild hints of mint

T - Exceptional malt and hops balance, sweet toasty malt is the first to appear with a nicely balanced citrusy hop following fast on its heals. The two play off one another throughout with a nice caramel and hop bitterness balance and a subtle hint of mint towards the end

M - Creamy. smooth

O - This is a world class Scottish Ale from Odell. A fantastic beer in all regards. One of my favorites because even though it is well-balanced, it still makes you think as you enjoy it. Not to mention it's sessionable ABV.

BobN, May 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

sappypine, Dec 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

ChopsMeister, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +29.2%

MaddDogg84, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of dcscientist
4.95/5  rDev +27.9%

My first review really should be for my favorite beer, shouldn't it? This beer goes with every food, it's perfectly balanced, and it's a great introduction to craft beer for those who have never seen the light. It's closer in style to an amber ale, which might bore some people, but don't let a classification determine what you try. Beautiful color, not too high alcohol content, not super hoppy, not too sweet, just a fantastic beer. Will have one of these anytime, anywhere.

dcscientist, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of nightshift142
4.92/5  rDev +27.1%

nightshift142, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of gwfrankpsu
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

gwfrankpsu, Sep 01, 2001
Photo of karst
4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

karst, Sep 20, 2005
Photo of russpowell
4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
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

russpowell, Feb 04, 2006
Photo of mjurney
4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

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.

It's a world class beer!!

mjurney, May 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

davistabuff, Dec 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Auraan, Oct 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

bif_fat_sellout, Nov 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Pdbolton, Wednesday at 04:38 AM
Photo of MN_Beerticker
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

MN_Beerticker, Aug 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

hamillC, Feb 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

G-Hawk, Apr 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Timbo86, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of bort11
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

bort11, Mar 04, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

SnatchyMcPants, Oct 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Can_has_beer, Jun 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Carb-consumer, Nov 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

theninjacowboy, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of themorninglark
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

themorninglark, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of LuckyJohn
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

LuckyJohn, Feb 21, 2013
Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,316 ratings.