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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,317 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,317
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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3/5  rDev -22.5%

trumanellis, Nov 09, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Ortonius, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jtnord, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Taybeh
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: minimal off-white head, beautiful dark burnished copper color, nice lacing as it drinks down
S: fairly faint, a little dark fruit, a little citrusy hops, some biscuity malt
T: much better and richer than the nose. Caramel malts come out most fully, along with some bready biscuity toasty grains...but these are balanced by some subtle but nice and sharp hops. Balance is notable.
M: Another really nice thing about this beer. Carbonation is fairly low, but the balance between malt and hops is well-worth savoring...a little bit of prickle from the hops but great smoothness and warmth from the malt.

Overall: Very nice. Pairs really well with a good sandwich or burger.

Taybeh, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

cdhoward318, Oct 26, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint poured and it's a deep amber copper-orange, with medium visible carbonation and a slightly off-white head caked up the rim.
Smells malty and bready like a beer should. Pleasantly ok.
Tastes like an exceptionally smooth rendition of what I just smelled. There's a caramel slickness as this goes down, and it's very well-balanced to me even though it lacks additional complexities that I usually seek in beer. The hops cap it off in a mild, earthy fashion, although a bit dry.
This makes me want to splurge and get a bottle of this brewery's 180 Shilling that I've been spotting on the shelves.
I would definitely recommend this to a drinker of mass-marketed beer who is uneasy about trying something different or "crafty."

TBoneJones, Oct 26, 2014
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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,317 ratings.