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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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Ratings: 1,316 | Reviews: 406 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a darker reddish Brown with a finger of head leaving a light film.

S - Smells of Brown Sugar, Malts, Fragrant Hops, Scotch and Hot Dogs.

T - Tastes of Caramel, Minerals, Red Fruits, Citrus, and Red Apples. This beer does have weird taste that is hard to describe, it's almost like a burnt Hop bitterness.

M - Good Mouthfeel and a little tannic.

D - Drinkability is good but one is enough for me.

This beer is average for the style with a unique taste that I don't like too much.

SanDiegoBeerLove, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of blakelive784
2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap into a generic pint glass -

A - non-transparent, dark copper/amber color with a creamy, off white, one finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - Not a very strong aroma. Cream, some caramel malt and no hops on the nose. I think its a bit cold, though.

T - better than the nose predicted. Buscuity and caramel malts nicely balanced by floral hops. Decent bitterness.

M - medium to full bodied and wet. Compliments the taste nicel

D - could be a decent session beer and widely available here in Fort Collins. That being said, I don't think its a great example of the style.

blakelive784, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark amber, with a thick soapy white head. Thick lace.

S: Burnt toast, some bitter melon, bonfire, not really an appealing smell.

T: Lots of toast/grain flavour. Light hop - lemon/soil, has an American influence for sure.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, nice overall body.

D: Another one of my must tries in AZ, I wasn't a huge fan of this, but I guess you can't like 'em all.

Halcyondays, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of Meyers1023
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of trumanellis
3/5  rDev -22.5%

trumanellis, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Keemohoppy
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Keemohoppy, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of IPAylor
3/5  rDev -22.5%

IPAylor, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Slimpo
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Slimpo, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Krakkrit
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Krakkrit, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Golferallen54
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Golferallen54, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of humpty1602
3/5  rDev -22.5%

humpty1602, May 31, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of coggel
3/5  rDev -22.5%

coggel, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Travisnin
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Travisnin, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Cresant
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a becker. Label embossed with date of: 053107. The body was a clear dark leather color. The oatmeal colored head was minimal and fell to a thin cap/film quickly. No lacing.

Smell was spicy, fruity, and mildly grainy. Date-nut bread. Rich.

Taste was sweet grains. Caramel malts. The light hoppiness balances, but does not disrupt the style.

Mouthfeel was smooth and medium bodied. This is not my favorite style but it was nice.

Cresant, May 31, 2007
Photo of Drew26
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Drew26, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -22.5%

crobinso, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Dave_Treat, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of montydesi
3/5  rDev -22.5%

montydesi, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Slarson7
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Slarson7, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Chuck_Hess
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Chuck_Hess, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of TStout
3/5  rDev -22.5%

TStout, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Cubsfan1087
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Cubsfan1087, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

911th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Best by: 1/17/12
Purchased from: On the Rocks, Lawrence, KS

App- A semi translucent amber with some light browns and a good 1/2 finger of semi off white head. Had a very good amount of cling behind it.

Smell- A malty, slightly hoppy aroma with a bit of seems to me like ginger. A boquet of some decent spice balanced things out.

Taste- Much like th taste with a full malt flavor and a bit of a toned down amber. Sadly this had a second layer of some pepper and a bit of a soap flavor.

Mouth- A medium body and a medium carbonation level. A bit of grainular soap after taste. I was not a fan of this residual flavor.

Drink- I just simply wasn't a fan of this beer. It was average to say the least but that mouth and feel just killed it for me.

FosterJM, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of growlerpower9
3/5  rDev -22.5%

growlerpower9, Mar 03, 2012
Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,316 ratings.