180 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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173 Ratings
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180 Shilling Ale180 Shilling Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odells.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 1989 we opened our doors with our flagship, 90 Shilling. Still a favorite today, we’re celebrating our Silver Anniversary with a double version of the recipe that started it all. We’re a little bigger now, and 180 Shilling is too, with a hearty roasted malt base balanced by subtle earthy hops and aged on oak to create notes of toffee, plum, vanilla and dried cherry. Thanks for 25 years of beers, and here’s to many more. Cheers!

Added by jhartley on 08-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
173
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4
pDev:
12%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
44
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Cramerican
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours very dark with an enormous, thick pillowy head that lasts forever.
S - Aroma is mild, caramel and malty.
T - Taste follows the nose. Caramel and toffee notes dominate. A bit of alcohol on the finish.
O - I bought this on a whim over a year ago, wasn't sure what I was getting. I really enjoyed this beer and would like to have more.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbwimer
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:

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

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky mahogany in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate garnet red + amber highlights, The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a small to medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sweet toffee malts with light aromas of oak and toasted malts. Light aromas of vanilla.

T: Upfront there is moderate flavors of toasted and nutty malts with a moderate amount of sweet toffee malts. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of oak and vanilla with a hint of caramel. Light amounts of pine and earthy hops in the finish which contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and pretty easy to drink for how big it is and a nice complexity of flavors/aromas. Slightly lighter in body than some of the others in the style.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy dark amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger off white head that died down a bit but left lots of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toffee and oak are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of dark malts along with notes of caramel, oak, and toffee.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable compared to other beers in the style as it seems to be lighter in body compared to other scotch ales and hides any traces of alcohol in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of sendbeer
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3.29/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AppaZappa
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjjn
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KShophead
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dispensed a clear, amber-golden body with a smallish, loose-knit, off-white head.

Smell: Caramelly cooked sugar nose atop toasted, browned maltiness with an airy fruit quality, a hint of spice and a little alcohol.

Taste: Expectantly sweet start of toffee and scantly nutty caramel atop lightly toasted breadcrust and biscuit tops. Cherry 'n' plum fruitiness to it. Lightly spicy, earthy. A rather relaxed oak presence with just a hint of vanilla showing. Sweet, easy warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body with some noted stickiness to it. A nice medium-plus carbonation keeps it drinkable.

Overall: Likable, with a good, plush maltiness present and the easy, breezy carbonation is more than appreciated.

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of diehl07
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ssippisam
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seabass1964
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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180 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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