Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,769 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:
1,769
Reviews:
483
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
496
For Trade:
5
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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass. Beautiful amber to copper color with excellent clarity and an off-white head. When I poured it (lengthening the pour towards the end) I got a sweet, malty, floral aroma from like a foot away. Initially it had a 3/4 inch head which didn't persist for too long but was still present in a thinner form to the bottom of the glass.

This isn't my favorite beer, but I don't want to downgrade it because I think it is exactly what it is supposed to be. Very malty, sweet, very little hops. It has a delicate flavor which I think would really shine if paired with the proper food. Because it is delicate it would easily be overpowered by foods that are bold and assertive. I find myself thinking of adventurous pairings such as cinnamon toast, pancakes or waffles with maple syrup and butter, chicken and waffles, sweet barbecue chicken, sweet corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, delicate cheeses, etc. Putting this with the right food could really be the right move. I think it would take it from being an interesting beer in its own right to something really stellar.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Copper color, mostly clear, pours a healthy 3” cream colored head that recedes slowly leaving significant lacing.
Aroma: very malty aroma – like bread dough for yeast rolls when rising, also some notes of caramel and toffee
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a wet finish
Flavor: This brew has a significant whole wheat breadlike malt presence but is somewhat balanced with a earthy and floral hop bite along with some sweet caramel and toffee.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Just over the line into brown, from an amber orange. Holds a thin white head and a good halo that laces.

Smell: Earthy, hop leaves, little sweetness, light toasted malt.

Taste: A bit yeasty, well balanced malt and earthy bitter hop with a hint of pepper in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, firm, almost fizzy carbonation, lingering almost oily finish.

Overall: A well crafted, easy drinking beer. A nice break from all the IPAs and Impy Stouts, more toward a season, if a big one.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,769 ratings.
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