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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

1,399 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,399
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 94
Gots: 230 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-27-2001

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.
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Manning's in Minneapolis, not a place known for lesser-known beers.

Pours the color of heated caramel, very opaque. Nice head makes up for the otherwise unimpressive appearance.

Smell is a little caramel, somewhat earthy, quite a bit of malt. A bit hard to pick up on.

Taste: Caramel is a bit more pronounced, maybe this beer takes the malt a little bit too far. Pretty good, not lip-smacking good though.

Adequate mouthfeel, found it more of a sipper despite the low ABV.

This was all right. It's the best beer on tap by far at a place like Manning's, so under those circumstances I'd get it again, but that's about the extent of it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I spotted this in a forest of mediocre tap handles at a mediocre mall bar in Westminster, CO. I expected something more intense and more alcoholic, given the style, but enjoyed it anyhow. It's a Scottish ale deflated by about one third; still having plenty of caramelly flavor (and that distinct taste of peas) without the burn of the booze that so warms one on a winter evening. A levitated, springtime approach to an otherwise heavy-duty, depths-of-January malty classic. Worth a glass.

Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,399 ratings.