Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

Odell 90 Shilling AleOdell 90 Shilling Ale
BA SCORE
3.89/5
1,795 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:
#7,156
Reviews:
489
Ratings:
1,795
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
507
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of BobN
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle, poured into Odell snifter glass.

A - Beautiful copper color at the rim with a rich amber at core of snifter. Dense, creamy head that persists through most of the session with a nice lacing as well.

S - A sweet toasted malt, biscuity, citrusy fruit, and mild hints of mint

T - Exceptional malt and hops balance, sweet toasty malt is the first to appear with a nicely balanced citrusy hop following fast on its heals. The two play off one another throughout with a nice caramel and hop bitterness balance and a subtle hint of mint towards the end

M - Creamy. smooth

O - This is a world class Scottish Ale from Odell. A fantastic beer in all regards. One of my favorites because even though it is well-balanced, it still makes you think as you enjoy it. Not to mention it's sessionable ABV.

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Photo of sappypine
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.96/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of dcscientist
4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first review really should be for my favorite beer, shouldn't it? This beer goes with every food, it's perfectly balanced, and it's a great introduction to craft beer for those who have never seen the light. It's closer in style to an amber ale, which might bore some people, but don't let a classification determine what you try. Beautiful color, not too high alcohol content, not super hoppy, not too sweet, just a fantastic beer. Will have one of these anytime, anywhere.

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4.92/5  rDev +26.5%

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4.92/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of aRauf
4.9/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This brew quickly became my favorite beer. Easily becoming the weekend go-to. This is a rich, full bodied beer without the weight.

The smell is subtle which builds up to the first sip. True to it's roots, this Scottish ale is easily drinkable; and with such an easily likable flavor, it can be enjoyed one after another as its still light enough to.

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.88/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The other beer, besides 5 barrel, that made me realize long ago that Odell is the TRUTH.

Get some.

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4.85/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gwfrankpsu
4.84/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is great stuff!! Wonderful flavor, a taste of the west.

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4.84/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A rare perfect mix of fruit and earth. And feels like more than a beer.

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4.84/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillT2011
4.82/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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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4.8/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

When you find beer like this it almost rates itself!

Pours a whisky brown with a foamy 2-3 finger dense head. Lace curtains the walls of the Grindstone pint glass. Malt Hop and Yeast combined perfection! Aroma hints of its mellow roasted malts and Goldings earthy hops. As great as it smells it tastes even better. Caramel malt that is so chewy and luscious full body that mingles with Willamette hop bitterness and sweet malt flavor. Well worth the 90 Shillings.

The more I analyze this beauty then more I edit my 4.5 ratings to 5s
Never buy less that 6 of these unless you are sharing with friends.

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4.76/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is my second real craft beer to date. I thought it had an excellent taste and aroma. I feel like even though I do not know a ton about craft beer yet, this is an excellent beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,795 ratings
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