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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

1,401 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 94
Gots: 235 | 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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Photo of mjurney
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
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!!

Photo of brett606
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of NjalThorgeirsson
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice mostly clear reddish brown brew, head and lace are hard to say since the bartender carefully poured and poured off a little head to make it full.

A tasty beer indeed, crispy with a touch of mild hop crunch, complimenting a nice malty base, caramel and bready malts, overall very enjoyable.

Body is smooth with medium carbonation, finishes with a bready malt flavor.

Overall impression is in line with other beers I've had from O'dells, good stuff.

Photo of blastoderm55
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of aakerman
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of jroberts8811
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TangoMike
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass. Beautiful amber to copper color with excellent clarity and an off-white head. When I poured it (lengthening the pour towards the end) I got a sweet, malty, floral aroma from like a foot away. Initially it had a 3/4 inch head which didn't persist for too long but was still present in a thinner form to the bottom of the glass.

This isn't my favorite beer, but I don't want to downgrade it because I think it is exactly what it is supposed to be. Very malty, sweet, very little hops. It has a delicate flavor which I think would really shine if paired with the proper food. Because it is delicate it would easily be overpowered by foods that are bold and assertive. I find myself thinking of adventurous pairings such as cinnamon toast, pancakes or waffles with maple syrup and butter, chicken and waffles, sweet barbecue chicken, sweet corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, delicate cheeses, etc. Putting this with the right food could really be the right move. I think it would take it from being an interesting beer in its own right to something really stellar.

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Getalegup
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of dwoolley1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Foyle
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Copper color, mostly clear, pours a healthy 3” cream colored head that recedes slowly leaving significant lacing.
Aroma: very malty aroma – like bread dough for yeast rolls when rising, also some notes of caramel and toffee
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a wet finish
Flavor: This brew has a significant whole wheat breadlike malt presence but is somewhat balanced with a earthy and floral hop bite along with some sweet caramel and toffee.

Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Zcorechris
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ptickle
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of udubdawg
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of HardTarget
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Just over the line into brown, from an amber orange. Holds a thin white head and a good halo that laces.

Smell: Earthy, hop leaves, little sweetness, light toasted malt.

Taste: A bit yeasty, well balanced malt and earthy bitter hop with a hint of pepper in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, firm, almost fizzy carbonation, lingering almost oily finish.

Overall: A well crafted, easy drinking beer. A nice break from all the IPAs and Impy Stouts, more toward a season, if a big one.

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ceberly
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,401 ratings.