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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,401 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 94
Gots: 233 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice red, with a hint or orange. Forms about an inch of a tan colored head.

Smells very malty, and with the yeast, reminds me a bit of the smell of fresh baked bread.

Starts out very malty, with a sweetness that is just right, not overdone. There is a bit of a hop bite there, which adds a bit of spice to it. Has a bit of pepper overlaying the malt. Nice mix of flavors here.

The feel is very nice and full, better than I expected.

This is a very flavorful beer which goes down easy. I picked up this bottle while on vacation, and glad I gave it a try. Very nice beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have enjoyed reading about this style and the the history behind it relating to the taxation of how heavy the beer was. Looking forward to trying this.

Bottle best by 5/1/12. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a nice deep amber color with lots of frothy off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S- Bready. Lots of caramel malts. Very mild hop aroma.

T- Nicely balanced. The malt sweetness is not overpowering, balanced with some mild herbal hops. The bready flavor is enjoyable like freshly baked warm wheat bread.

M- Pleasant medium body, not overly carbonated. Slight dry finish.

O- A solid offering from Odell. Really enjoyed this.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle with best by of 6/12/2012 into a Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: Pours beautiful dark amber with about two to three fingers of off white head that disipates rather quickly, but leaves some nice lacing behind.

Smell: Roasted malt's dominate thoughout, lots of caramel, and toffee notes interacting quite well with the breadiness. A slight smoky/peaty smell lingers in the background.

Taste: Nice peaty, smoky breadiness right up front, that turns to a sweet caramel and toffee taste in the middle of the mouth, and ends with a slight herbal spicyness from the hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp light and drinkable.

Overall: Very very good brew. I feel this is one of the better balanced "Scotch Ales" I've had from an American brewer. Very solid all around, and a real crowd pleaser even with my BMC drinking friends.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Odell's Mountain Standard pint glass.

Appearance is a deep, clear, copper color.
1 1/2 finger off white rocky cap that maintains itself down to the last sip.

Smell is of light hop and light roast malt.

Taste is very balanced with English hop and light roast biscuit. No residual sweetness just a nice balance of malt and hops with neither too assertive. A great amber ale flavor. Probably the best I have had of this style.

Mouthfeel is medium with fine carbonation.

Overall a great session ale that is so balanced and smooth. A pleasure to bring this back from my visit to Colorado. Odell is my favorite brewery in the state with New Belgium a close second.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. pour at Axel's Bonfire in Eagan with my 9 year old on our date night, while Mom is working & the older one is on a sleepover. This is a strange beer...I see it on tap in the oddest of places. They must have a very good rep around the Twin Cities.

Pour is a medium red, a bit lighter than I was expecting, easy to see through this filtered brew. Smell is nutty caramel, & enticing to the mouth.

90 Shilling is a very good ambassador of the style. Big, lovely caramel notes drip off the sweet malts, with toffee in the backdrop. Smooth. Lovely to drink, easy on the palate.

This is a study in good, solid simplicity. Relatively low ABV, straightforward DNA, & very tasty. Very good beer.

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