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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,314 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 85
Gots: 158 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

NjalThorgeirsson, May 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

jeremy_zeman, May 13, 2014
Photo of leagr
4.72/5  rDev +22%
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

leagr, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of Algebrew
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Poured a rich amber color with a small off white head that left a fine lace.

Smell: Such a surprisingly sweet smell, candy-like, but not overbearing. A sweet malt and hop aroma.

Taste: The beginning has a malty dullness to it, but a complex dullness; the middle escalates quickly to let the hops peek through more with a sharp bitterness; the end ties both flavors back down together into a calm bitter.

Mouthfeel: Smooth to perfection.

Overall: One of Odell's best. Such a complex yet simple brew. It's hard to explain. Unique.

Algebrew, Jun 04, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for bringing this my way.

It pours a ruby-amber brown with a nice cap of foam. There’s a light, malty aroma with a slight hint of a hop spice at the end. The aroma is familiar and welcoming, like the rounded notes from toasting brown sugar topping pancakes. I like it.

It’s real tasty too. The malt sweetness doesn’t overpower but blends well with the rest of the beer. I get that light ‘pancake’ familiarity too, along with just a hint of hops at the end. Yum!

elNopalero, Mar 12, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - For a brown - holy hell! Beautiful, thick lacing with a yeasty type head that lingers for the duration of the pint. Maple syrup colored with noticeable carbonation throughout the beer.

S - Not much to it; sweet, molasses, and a subtle hop character.

T - DELICIOUS! The roasted and caramel malts jump out right away while the slight hop bite hitchhikes a ride and balances out the flavors. Finishes sweet with the toasted malts lingering on the back of your palate.

M - It feels like a milk stout - very creamy with very soft carbonation and transitions seamlessly to a dry finish.

O - This is the best brown that I've had so far. Everything is so delicate about it but it's still so complex and easy to enjoy. Definitely try this if you get the chance!

twaddlac, Jul 17, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Slightly darker than caramel but a great color with a strong head two finger width light tan head.

S: Roasted malts right off the top with light nutmeg and caramel in the background.

T: Smoke flavor, sweet maple syrup, and floral hops with a smooth smokey finish. I would like to have tasted some bread flavors in here just because I like bread flavors in Scottish ales but it really doesn't matter because this is a great taste.

M/D: Can't complain about the feel or the drinkability, I could drink this as a session beer or take it to a party. Great all around beer. I buy this one often and for good reason.

Kemmerlin, Mar 20, 2008
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4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I didn't take great notes on this as I was simply out tasting as many new beers as possible. Had this as part of their basic sampler set.

It was fantastic the color was great, the taste was well balanced and very flavorful.

Really wish this beer would make it's way to California as I dont want today to be the last time I ever get to have it.

hoserking, Sep 26, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Amber color with a finger-width, creamy head.

S: A very malty smell. Some sweetness in there as well and some alcoholic notes, especially as the glass goes on.

T: Like the smell, malt dominates. As it sits on the tongue, the biscuity flavor comes to the forefront.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. The swallow has a creaminess feeling to it.

D: Easy drinking and delicious, this is a brew that sessions well. I'm a bit biased, though, as this is one of my favorites at Odell.

ScorpyX, Jan 12, 2011
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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.