Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,760 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
Ratings:
1,760
Reviews:
482
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
493
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a semi-dark red color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within a minute. Not much lace. The smell had a nice semi-sweet smoky meatiness to it. The taste was basically the same-with a decent sweet aftertaste to it. On the palate, this sat right at a medium on the body. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt appropriate, somewhat smooth along my tongue. Overall, good Scotch ale I could have again.

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Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can at Phelps Lake, WY.
Cleat copper boxy with a large beige head. Very good retention.
Nice malt forward, rich flavor. Good, bitter sweet balance: lightly bitter. Hearty.
Smooth medium full feel with soft carbonation.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of megamick
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BB date of 9/14/17. Man, was looking forward to this with the great reviews and all, but I have to say mine just seemed flat. It is very smooth and pretty tasty, but maybe I got a bad six pack or something as mine has almost no carbonation at all, little to no head and just kind of meh with potential. I think Killian's has more spark than this. Failed to see the world class review here, unfortunately.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Two Fools Tavern in Albuquerque. As sombody who loves authentic Scottish Ales, I was disappointed. The beer was very attractive, but had very low aroma, with little of distinction in the nose. It also had little in the way of malt or other flavors. But the most disappointing aspect was the mouthfeel, which was very thin and overly fizzy with carbonation for the style.

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Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Julian_Hayden
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgett
4.84/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a nice white head. Smells of fruit, caramel, grains, and biscuit. Tastes of lots of caramel, biscuit, and a little citrus. Medium creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall a very good scottish ale and insanely drinkable.

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Photo of Eman17
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OliveHatesBeer
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It looks nice. Very dark, almost like the amber that preserves artifacts such as cool insects or spiders.

Aroma: The smell is sweet, hoppy probably. It also kind of makes me want to gag if I take too big of a wiff, so I suggest not doing that.


Taste: The taste is quite surprising. Quite a nice texture. Very smooth. It doesn't make me want to vomit immediately after swallowing, which is sweet. The aftertaste is something to respect, like a principal from a small town highschool.

All in all, this isn't the worst beer I've had.

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Photo of CCutch
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baumer
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: clear reddish-brown in color, pretty transparent. minimal head that dissipates pretty quickly. Nice leftover film and some lacing.
S: pleasant smell overall, kindof fresh breadish and yeasty with an odor of corn. just like a very minor sweet smell. Nice fall smelling beer.
T: very toasted malty and nutty flavor, surprisingly hoppy for this style. Enjoyable. I double down that this would be a nice fall beer.
F: a little on the thick side of medium, but with a very quick finish. smooth for sure.
O: Overall, a good beer that I enjoyed drinking and would go for again. Very quality experience, but not really overly exciting to me personally. I can imagine other people really getting excited about this beer. It has a very coherent design and execution.

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Photo of Trevor_martin
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dankabier1
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf_sierra
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber, lasting creamy head.
Bready, yeasty aroma.
Malty, toasted bread taste.
Slight hoppiness, but no real bitterness.
Thinner than expected.
Nice alternative to the hoppy beers I usually like.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear copper body with some sediment at the bottom, gray-tan head that leaves beautiful webs of lace. Nose offers caramel malts, grain, sweet biscuit. The taste adds a mild citric bite but mostly is rife with that odd malty sweetness. There's a mild, earthy bitterness throughout. The body is thin, kinda grainy and coarse.
What if a Scottish Ale was watered down? Erm, lightened up. Well, I certainly wouldn't call it *90* Shilling. And actually, that category has already been invented: American amber ale. So, this American amber ale was good, as far as the category goes. Abruptly, that's all I'm inspired to type here. If you like AAA's, here ya go.

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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
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