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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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3.89/5
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1,800 Ratings
Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell 90 Shilling Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

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.

Added by Todd on 01-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,536
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
1,800
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
512
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,800 |  Reviews: 490
Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: Clear amber/caramel, loads of carbonation rising, and a big foamy head that lasts and leaves a nice lacing.
AROMA: Herbal, or (honey) floral, with biscuit caramel malt, and sunflower seeds.
TASTE: Not overly sweet; nice balance. Bready malt, a touch of caramel, sun seeds.
FEEL: Average carbonation, medium-ish body, not overly dry or slick.
OVERALL: Just a nice, pleasant, brew, here.

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Photo of acashk
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper pour, a nose of bread and caramel, and a slightly sweet open sweeps quickly to a tea-like bite in the close. Surprisingly fresh and clean, it never gets sticky, and is delicious.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beervionics
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Up front the taste is well-balanced. Some nice hoppy bitterness followed by a little bit of the malt grain and again followed by the hops. The initial smell is a very good prelude to the flavor of this beer which makes it very sessionable. O'Dell brews never disappoint and this one is no exception.

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spacebrew
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent medium body ale. First tried this at a local Italian joint with my panzerotti, excellent combo.

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Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber body with big floofy white head and good lacing.

Flavors are mild and restrained; hops and malts arrive simultaneously, with some light sweetness followed immediately by light bitterness. Honey and rind, biscuits and molasses. Mouthfeel is medium light; lets the flavors shine through.

It's good.... but I expect more flavor for the abv.

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Photo of superwho24
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kazmodaeus
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Preface - I drink amber ales as my beers of choice. Other than Aventinus.

l: Perfect amber color Great head that lasts a long time even when drinking and eating salty chips.

S: A bit more hoppy than I like, but balanced well on the nose.

T: nicce, full body, lits of malt, a bit more hops than I think the style requires.

F: Nice, moderate, clean with just a bit of lingering malt. Clings to the hops strainer on my upper lip.

O: just about as nice as a John Courage amber, deserves a solid 4.5, I gave it a bit more just because

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SFACRKnight
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerucee
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great start to my flying saucer flight

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Photo of ccozzi
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Remarkably sweet smelling beer, with predominant aromas of caramel, toffee, molasses, and barley malts. Flavors also err towards the sweeter side, although the roasted malts and earthy hops prevent it from being syrupy like some American scotch ales (i.e. Old Chub). Medium mouthfeel and medium carb. Best served at cellar temp.

74/100

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Photo of brycemiller
4.81/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A perfect beer to pair with your favorite salty snack during Rockies games.

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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,800 ratings
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