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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,205 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 75
Gots: 111 | 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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Troville1990

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-27-2013 16:37:40 | More by Troville1990
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-26-2013 00:04:47 | More by BillRoth
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-24-2013 23:56:35 | More by rEBELlION
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mattydork

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-24-2013 16:10:09 | More by mattydork
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-24-2013 02:39:48 | More by GABrew
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yanosh

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-22-2013 23:15:23 | More by yanosh
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-22-2013 07:39:51 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-20-2013 03:14:55 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%

Poured into a goblet, caramel brown, clarified ale, with under an inch of off white head. Nose is pleasing, candy apple, citrus, toast and malt. Flavor is where it falls slightly short for me, crisp apple, malty and medium-hopped, but somehow seems to be some empty spaces in there somewhere. Mouthfeel is lighter than it looks like it's going to be, but nice carbonation and a tight finish. I think Odell achieved what they were going for with their lighter take on a Scotch ale, and definitely a good offering for their flagship beer. I remember drinking this in Fort Collins 15 years ago and liking it, and still like it now.

09-20-2013 01:17:56 | More by BeerWizard
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

The 90 Schilling from Odell is quite nice. The beer pours a brownish clear amber with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent a nice malt....that isnt sweet or over powering. The taste is very good....a nice scotch type ale with that earthy malt. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected in body with good carbonation. Overall a very good beer and would definitely try this one again!

09-20-2013 00:49:01 | More by WoodBrew
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-18-2013 02:52:09 | More by jeffthepony
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Kal

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-17-2013 22:06:03 | More by Kal
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.24/5  rDev -16.3%

90 Shilling Ale pours a dark clear and cooper color with a nice lacing head. There is a weak aroma with a sharp malty note present. The taste has a nice sharp and peaty malty taste. Flavors are overall rather weak. Overall nothing to special, it is a very average.

09-14-2013 22:55:31 | More by vette2006c5r
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Mattheis

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-14-2013 01:48:21 | More by Mattheis
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olliegaff

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-13-2013 21:45:00 | More by olliegaff
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.5%

09-13-2013 03:41:27 | More by Drew26
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

A- Pours a medium, rusty amber color with a medium 1.5 to 2 finger head. Head is light tan, frothy, and retains very well. Lacing is good. Body is just slightly hazy, but dark enough to only let a little light through.

S- Fairly one dimensional, but delicious all the same. Primarily caramel malts that are fairly dark in scent and present a slight brown sugary sweetness. Very faint hint of peat malts common in scotch ales.

T- Reminiscent of a light scotch ale. Starts with a little bit of sweetness, mostly brown sugar like in the scent. Lots of caramel malts mix in with the slight sweetness. Towards the end, the caramel malts and a low to moderate hops bitterness balance each other out nicely. Clean, somewhat biting finish from the hops.

M- High in carbonation and medium to heavier in flavor, this is on the more drinkable side of a scotch ale. Alcohol won't keep you from consuming this beer, but the carbonation and thicker flavor profile might.

Overall, this is a good to very good beer, and it's apparent why this is Odell's flagship. Rather smooth drinking and fairly refreshing for the darker side of beers.

09-12-2013 00:25:33 | More by boilermakerbrew
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DeaconD

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-08-2013 16:20:53 | More by DeaconD
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Packman4IL

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-08-2013 04:07:52 | More by Packman4IL
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blandmath

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-07-2013 23:08:34 | More by blandmath
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jivex5k

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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jayman6

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-05-2013 02:09:15 | More by jayman6
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peteh2112

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.5%

09-05-2013 00:25:18 | More by peteh2112
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oceanpeak

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-04-2013 20:33:39 | More by oceanpeak
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-04-2013 15:10:44 | More by AnalogErik
Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.