Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell 90 Shilling Ale
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Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell 90 Shilling Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
odellbrewing.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:
#13,987
Reviews:
501
Ratings:
1,854
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
539
Trade:
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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oneoten
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GloryConway
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emwilke
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Berknerj
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rubezahl
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cardfan212
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a shaker pint.

Look - A cloudy amber body with a tall pillowy white head. Could look better with more clarity.

Smell - Strong buttery sweetness, kinda like popcorn, with a bit of ripe melon fruitiness and some herbal hops. An interesting smell with a decent amount going on.

Taste - Roasted nuts with a buttery tang and hints of vanilla sweetness. Some bitterness on the back end keeps it reigned in.

Feel - Medium body with an indescribably creamy mouthfeel. This might be one of the smoothest beers I've ever had.

Overall - I quite like this beer, and I wish I had more of it. A good call drinker, but I could see it working for any season. Sweet but not too sweet, beautiful smelling, and perfect in the mouth. It's a good one.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a small tan head that left a little bit of lace.
Muted aroma of bread and caramel.
Ditto for the taste. Caramel and bread. Not very pronounced.
Medium-bodied.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle. Look is clear with the color between a copper to light brown. Not much on the smell. Taste is malt forward with a bready and caramel mix and finishes with a mild alcohol taste. Feel is dry and lightly carbonated. Overall a very solid beer.

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Photo of BorisNorris
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours reddish amber with a creamy, slightly rocky off-white head. Toasty, rich malt aroma; bread crust, esters. Grainy, rich malt flavor balanced with earthy/floral hop flavor. Slightly sweet up front, but dries up quickly. Medium bodied with medium to medium-high carbonation; finishes dry and slightly bitter. Overall it's great. Perfect Fall beer. I wish it had a touch less carbonation, and just a little more of a caramel or toffee note to it, but again, great beer.

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Photo of Rickeyboy
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my go-to brew. I love trying new and different craft beers, but I return to 90 Shilling again and again. I always have a sixer in the fridge. Solid body and flavor. Very well balanced.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

very distinctive beer, dark taste, light color. It stands out from other ales

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Photo of Hallertau
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REVZEB
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I guess this is proof advertising works, because I would see adds for this beer for years but it was not available in my area. Now that it is I hesitated for months, seeing the scores. But when it when on sale how could I say no? It certainly is a brightened up ale, with some toffee and raisin note, but then a weird of wheaty yeast. You can tell this beer is well made, balance is good, body is spot on, but the resulting flavors are just ok. So moral of the story, advertising and sales work!

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Photo of RaiderRob23
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CudahyGuy
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am always looking for a good beer to go with supper. Odell just entered the market here in Milwaukee; I had fond memories of it from a trip to Colorado I took 5 years ago. So I ordered a QB for my kegerator. The beer is a beautiful amber, light on the tongue, sweet malt, and a bit of bitterness. Big IPAs mess with the flavors of food. 90 Shilling is great as my first beer home from work. I pour a glass from the tap, fire up the grill, make the mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and slap down a filet. The beer works with the flavors of the food, it doesn’t obliterate them.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Finally got around to trying this one. Its a nice deep amber color with a good size white head, some lacing has been left behind. Smell is quite light, just some sweet malts. Taste is more sweet malt and a hint of some spices. Nothing is really standing out. Feel is a bit too light, pushing watery but not quite there. Overall not too bad

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Photo of GreenBayBA
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,854 ratings