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Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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1,796 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:
#7,447
Reviews:
489
Ratings:
1,796
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
4.36
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
507
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,796 |  Reviews: 489
Photo of Shmallory0
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very easy to drink. One of the few darker colored beers that I can enjoy multiples of. Odell is a great brewery and this might be their best beer. I pick up 6 packs of this all the time.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Hazy amber with a high amount of suspended particles. Head was two fingers and lasts about ten minutes. A good amount of fine bubble lace.
Smell is brown bread with a bit of lightly smoked peat.
Taste is light sweet tasted malt with some herbal hop notes.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is mildly dry and bitter sweet.
Overall a well crafted beer.

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

Photo of BlueNotes
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not bad. not great. Like a lagerfied scottish ale.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on draft.

Murky whiskey color.

Bright white head; strong lacing.

Muted malty bread nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Bread-y malt flavor; light hop bite. Slight pickle juice effect here; not bad but ultimately forgettable.

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Photo of DesertFox24
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SouthernBuckeye
4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cups522
4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnyCastle
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin tan head with excellent retention. Mild aroma with some strong malty caramel notes, touch of peat. Taste follows the nose with caramel malts, peat, and a strong hoppy flavor on the finish. Slight bitterness on the finish. Tastes more like an amber ale than a scotch ale. Feel is light and crisp, decently carbonated providing a noticeable tingle on the tongue. Overall an average beer - more amber than scotch ale, but good none the less.

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Photo of bwood06
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer was on tap at a local restaurant that my buddy and I hit up while in Denver. This beer features a frothy, albeit slightly creamy off white head that dissipates rather slowly to a thin lacing. The beer itself is clear with high carbonation readily visible. The color is a dark amber that seems to glow around the edges. 4.25/5 The aroma is fairly simple with caramel malt, earthy yeast, peat moss, and earthy hops coming out. Raisins and dates make a slightly dark fruity appearance that adds to the sweetness of the aroma. Overall the aroma is fairly sweet and earthy without there being much in the way of hoppy. 3.75/5 The flavor gets things started with a sweet caramel maltiness that is backed up by buttered wheat bread. Earthy hops, light hay, and peat moss come out rather strongly in the back end of the flavor profile. Raisins and dates come out more in the middle as the beer warms providing a nice fruity sweetness. The flavor feels closer to an oktoberfest than a scottish ale, although the peat moss moves in the direction of the scottish ale style. There is a light bitterness but no lingering after swallowing. 4/5 This is a medium bodied beer that is wet and coating. There is a light carbonation tickle up front with a light drying throughout but no lingering drying after swallowing. 4.25/5 Very interesting scottish ale with notes of malt, fruit, earth, and hops. Really a full-circle beer. Enjoyable but not a sessionable beer in my view, although the abv would suggest otherwise. Flavorful and a truly enjoyable drinking experience. 4/5

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Photo of Shreyas
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonvlansdown
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance: Clear, reddish-amber in color, with a large, finely-beaded off-white head. Thick, unbroken lacing adorns the glass walls. Small, fast-rising carbonation renews the head.

Aroma: Smoke, earth, biscuit and burnt caramel dominate the aroma. A little dark fruit and earthy hops are present as well.

Taste: Begins with burnt caramel and toffee notes, soon followed by biscuit malt. As the taste progresses, a little earth and smoke present, and some slight notes of bitter apple and plum. Later in the taste, some earthy, and herbal hops appear. Finishes with a lingering note of smoke, earth, and toffee.

Mouth feel: Smooth and quite full, without a hint of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Rather unusual, its malt profile is classic, but with a slightly aggressive hop profile. Thanks to Hardtarget for sharing this sample.

pResentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce Euro-style brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,796 ratings
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