Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,758 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:
1,758
Reviews:
480
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
493
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,758 |  Reviews: 480
Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cups522
4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnyCastle
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
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 +3.9%
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 -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandonvlansdown
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pegasus
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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 odd, somewhat like a tart brown ale. 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 -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sunsjammer
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dface
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samputnam14
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TH28
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is deep amber/brown with slight white head. All malt on the nose. Taste is a very deep caramel and bready malt. A slight toasty/nutty taste on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium/high and feels creamy on the tongue. Finishes with a little hop bite to balance the strong malt taste. Well balanced

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Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.84/5  rDev +26.4%
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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Photo of Beer4Be3N2
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan33iowa
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks great for the style. Deep amber.

Smells a little funky, smells of bread, faintly molasses.

Tastes nearly perfect for the style. Has notes of molasses, ginger spice. Malty and hoppy, but not overpowering in anything. Somewhat boozy, and very faintly sweet, if you feel around for it.

Feels great. Foams up nice and goes down smooth.

Overall, a golden standard for Scottish ales everywhere.

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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,758 ratings.
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