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Odell 90 Shilling Ale - Odell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 79
Gots: 124 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

PhatAtUT, Dec 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Keemohoppy, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

SalukiAlum, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

LSUPT, Dec 01, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

lurpy1, Nov 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ScrimshawFan, Nov 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

joelBfrasier, Nov 25, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dexterk1, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

aschdave, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Rckmo10, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Carrickfergus, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

gwguest, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

allouez86, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

gdhawley, Nov 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Tamarack22, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bwiechmann, Nov 15, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -1%
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.

gfreed, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

zeledonia, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tbeq00, Nov 15, 2011
Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,246 ratings.