Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,777 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:
1,777
Reviews:
485
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
500
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,777 |  Reviews: 485
Photo of Holderness
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
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 +25.6%
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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Photo of breardon1776
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tarabeer
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SABlum
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pattymac
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Nice brown color with a great head and lacing. Slightly sweet earthy smell. Nice, mild earthy taste with a good malty backbone. Nice beer!

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Photo of HabaJohn
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cmcquirk
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
2.11/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Nothing really stands out, this is just a good beer.

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Photo of fryeguy52
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Had 2/20/17.

Pours a lighter amber color, mostly clear, with a one inch, quickly dissipating head and some spotty lacing. Pretty good aroma- caramel, light malt, some pine and raisins, a little cola. The taste is malt- indeed lighter than typical, caramel, light vanilla, cream soda, some bitterness up front through the middle. Smooth, fairly creamy, light bodied, well- carbonated.

Easy drinker, good aroma. The reduced malt and light body probably isn't going to lead to future purchases. Not a bad beer, just not what I like for the style.

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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

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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,777 ratings.
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