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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,274 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,274
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 81
Gots: 141 | 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: 1,274 | Reviews: 402 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

DWheeler379, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

rwhitmore, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kerry4porters, Jan 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mweso2000, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Cooper, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

LXIXME, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of east97
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

east97, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich chestnut with loose beige foam that fades fast but trails.
Red currant, some Crystal sweetness, and some tannins on the nose - all muted but grow as it opens.
Big toffee sauce sweetness, some toasted hazelnuts, dried apricots and mildly woody end.
Chocolate malt powder and golden raisin end and spicy clean linger.
Light more than medium, some cling, round.

States outright that it wanted to lighten the traditional style, and so it has. The body has decent chew and the flavors are sketched out right, but nothing is very deep, the big fruit and whiskey notes are missing and it's all a bit fizzy and punchless. Another one of those flagship beers from an established brewery that must've tasted amazing at the time and been a gateway for many, but it's now hard to see what the fuss is about.

Pleasant, easy, and dull as dishwater - what Americans mean when they complain about British beer.

StJamesGate, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Totentanzer, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Schmoog, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of delta490
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-deep clear copper with an off white head. Great retention and lacing.

S-caramel malt and earthy hops

T-nice malt sweetness and hops balance. Again the earthy hops prevail

M- a slight crispness on the finish. But very smooth overall

O- a great malty Scottish ale.

delta490, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

WDJersey, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JamesStreet, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

TommyLiam, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mndanika, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MooseBoose, Dec 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

RancidAggro, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

XrayMary82, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 2/11/14
A - deep amber body, creamy ivory head slowly fades to a foam, leaving excellent lacing down the glass
S - malty, earthy aroma, caramel, faint peat and tea
T - malty, bready, caramel, burnt sugar, earth, peat, tea
M - medium body, creamy, finishes with some hop spiciness
O - good example of the style, very well crafted

barnzy78, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Shawner, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

brandon911, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

rorjets, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of soju6
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark amber color with a fairly small head. with plenty of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness, a bit of fruit and citrus in the background. Taste of roasted malt, caramel with a light touch of fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth clean and refreshing. Nice rich flavor and well balanced. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy.

soju6, Dec 06, 2013
Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,274 ratings.