60 Shilling Ale | Nodding Head Brewery

BA SCORE
3.28/5
40 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nodding Head Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 10-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,734
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
40
pDev:
18.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1/5  rDev -69.5%

Photo of Rifugium
2.06/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First had: on tap at Nodding Head, Philly, PA

Didn't really care for this. Pretty bland. Looked okay on the pour: slightly hazy copper-amber color, with a small off-white head. Dark sugars on the aroma and slightly phenolic. Sickeningly sweet to the taste, malty, caramel, medicinal quality...kind of unpleasant. Light-medium mouthfeel, and a bit watery and lacking in flavor, especially for a Scotch ale. Not very exemplary of the style--missing that alcohol kick, and flavor in general--and not very drinkable.

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Photo of jmc44
2.36/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light copper-colored with thick off-white head, clear. Head retention is OK, no lacing, and gone by the end of the pint.

Slight malt aroma, not much more. Not unpleasant, not nice - just average. The aroma is very slight.

Taste is slightly malty sweet with hint of caramel, finished by a slight hop bitterness.

The beer is thin and light. It would be easy to drink, if it had a bit more flavor.

Generally, nothing special. The aroma and flavor is all a bit light for my taste, certainly more than a typical Macro, but not what I am looking for in a craft beer.

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tempest
2.76/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm picking up a common house flavor in this beer after having the blonde ale and getting the same background taste. It's a sort of grassy, herbal funk. It was light and added character to the blonde ale, but it's a little much in here and it make the aroma offensive. The flavor and aroma come off extra bready with a little rubber in the aroma. The flavor also has a mellow, malty backbone with spice and earthy notes.

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Photo of aracauna
2.76/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The body is a clear, dark copper brown, but there is little head. The aroma is quite weak. The flavor is lifeless and short with a watery finish. My wife even commented on the quick and watery flavor. A scottish ale needs more body and a fully flavor than this.

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Photo of mklinger
2.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a standard pint glass. Deep red with slightly brown hints. Very little head that was a bit fizzy -- plenty of carbonation, it just didn't form a head.

Smell was nice and malty, plenty of caramel sweetness, maybe a hint of plums, too. No real hops in the aroma

Taste was nice at first with the malt and caramel hitting you first followed by some bitterness to balance it out. However, it finished with a metallic aftertaste that I did not enjoy.

I found the mouthfeel to be overcarbonated. This is normally a low carbed beer. Too much; it distracted from the malty richness. I didn't really want another after the first.

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Photo of Mudawg
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of orangesol
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark ruby red color with a tiny white head that doesn't hold very well. It's hard to smell anything in Nodding Head, but I'm not picking anything up here, just a tiny bit of malt. The flavor is dry and roasted malt, but it's not quite in place for a red. Not quite dry enough, not quite malty enough to be any good. You can drink it, but I still haven't found a Nodding Head brew I love. This is just sort of a boring beer, and I can't see how it won a silver medal at the GABF.

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Photo of chris1919
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Kavelier
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of brheuer
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of generic sweet malt, maybe some cinnamon? Flavor of sweet malt and sweetness. Do I have to keep repeating myself...Nodding Head beers are TOO sweet and this is no exception. Meh.
6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

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Photo of nomad
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light brown color, like a watered-down caramel color, that moved to golden edges. It had barely a head and sometimes left lace and stain. Smelled of maris otter malt, sweet and lightly of caramel scents, though altogether a pretty weak one for the nose. Tasted of an easy malty sweetness, a real quality scottish maris otter type, brown and succulent though quite thin in profile. Had a tiny hop tinge to help the balance.

A very thin mouthfeel, extremely watery, this is a nice light beer with just enough sweetness to keep it from being brown water, and a high-quality malt sweetness that. A nice beer to calm a spicy mouth down or to recover from a dry and hoppy beer.

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Photo of donnebaby
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light brown body and a sour watery nose. Taste feels like an amber, mild and watery with an occasional grain of toffee malts. Shallow light body. Uninteresting.

Definitely a light scottish ale. The bartender described it to me as an ale "anyone can drink", which is probably true I thought.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of harrylee773
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of pebbs
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Gavage
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A silver medal winner at the GABF 2003 as a scottish amber.

The beer was bronze in color with a thin head that quickly reduced to spotty residue on the surface of the beer. At least some lacing developed through the drink. The aroma was tough to pull out, only some malt was barley noticeable. The flavor was a dull malt and caramel flavor with barely any bittering to balance out the flavor. Hints of the scottish bite was there, but not enough to make me happy.

The mouthfeel was thin, and there was a slightly dry finish. Definitely drinkable as this is light with some average flavor and could be a session beer if your tastebuds want something lighter in flavor.

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Photo of DrJay
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, light brown and topped by a thin, light tan head. The head retention was decent, no stickage at all. Not much aroma, just a bit of malt. More caramel in the flavour with a hint of toffee towards the end. Bitterness was quite low. Light bodied served with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth texture, but with a slight bite from the CO2. Easily drinkable, but it didn't hold my interest.

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Photo of soulcougher
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of srw
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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60 Shilling Ale from Nodding Head Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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