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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

1,374 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 91
Gots: 204 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of greybeardloon
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best before June 12, 2012

A: Amber with a nice head and good lacing.

S: Mostly sweet malt. Fairly faint on the nose, although that could be the shaker pint.

T: Sweet, bready and buttery malt with herbal hops to balance. The finish is surprisingly somewhat dry, and the beer is well balanced.

M: Medium and a bit fizzy.

O: An unremarkable, although well balanced, drinkable and enjoyable beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of elNopalero
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for bringing this my way.

It pours a ruby-amber brown with a nice cap of foam. There’s a light, malty aroma with a slight hint of a hop spice at the end. The aroma is familiar and welcoming, like the rounded notes from toasting brown sugar topping pancakes. I like it.

It’s real tasty too. The malt sweetness doesn’t overpower but blends well with the rest of the beer. I get that light ‘pancake’ familiarity too, along with just a hint of hops at the end. Yum!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one on tap, but managed to score a single as well, so chose to take notes on the bottle experience.

A - Pours a nice dark copper colour, finger of tan head with solid retention and no real lacing.

S - Sweet citrus hop notes, hint of mustiness, caramel and toffee, cornmeal, wheaty bread.

T - The caramel and toffee dominate, the musty citrus hops come through nicely on the finish with a touch of peat. Hints of cotton candy, muddled toffee and buttered whole wheat bread lingers on the finish.

M - Medium carbonation level but comes across a tad thin, smooth going down and a hint of dryness on the finish.

O - Very tasty ale, more of an amber than a scotch IMO. The peat notes are quite faint and the caramel notes tend to dominate. Easy drinking ale that was fantastic on tap and just as tasty in the bottle.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler to pint glass the beer pours a amber/dark orange color with a nice 2 finger head, good retention and lacing. An enjoyable aroma of malty sweetness, caramel, almost nutty character to it. Little hop presence in the nose. The flavor starts with the malt character and develops with caramel flavors, mild bitterness, and again a hint of nuts. Very tasty and well balanced. Finishes smooth and clean with moderate carbonation. Medium bodied. Overall, this is an excellent beer I need to drink more of, highly recommended.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours dark copper with a nice head. Decent lacing.'

S- Distinct cigar box/tobacco aromatics.

T- A very obvious black tea note dominates the palate. This is either positive or negative based on one's perception. Medium finish at best.

M- Heavy carbonation, but quite angular. Some freshness enhanced with some mineral/herbal character. Medium bodied.

O- This gets points for being distinctive in an easy category to get lost in. Don't know if I think it is more than a good beer, but certainly unique.

Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.