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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:
#7,432
Reviews:
489
Ratings:
1,796
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
4.36
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours a 2 finger, foamy, brownish head. Settles very slowly, leaving a thick foam blanket on the surface. Very thick, pervasive lacing.

S: Caramel malt, oak, and a little peat.

T: Caramel accentuated with milk chocolate, peat and wood chips. Multigrain bread.

M: Hearty, and earthy. A slight sweetness in the front, and a pungent finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is very nice. Thick foamy head, and lots of lacing. Nose is sweet with wood and beat and an overall earthy character. Caramel and milk chocolate, peat, and wood. Grainy and earthy. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lightly chilled 12. oz longneck into a 33 cl tulip.

Look- Clear amber-brown with three fingers of off-white head that falls extremely quickly. Decent lacing.

Smell- Mild, toffee, light stone fruit, toasted potato bread. Nothing flashy, but nice.

Taste- Maple-laced biscuit dominates, with just a hint of clean, lightly resinous bittering to balance it out. Overall impression is lightly sweet, but finishes clean.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full body, medium carbonation, soft feel. Feels substantial, but not sticky or particularly heavy. Even so, I'm good with the 12 oz.

Overall- A solid, no-nonsense, well-rounded brew. Certainly above average, and something I'd revisit, but not going to make my short list.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz pint at the Alamo Drafthouse in suburban Denver for the Beer Diaries Colorado premiere.

This beer appears a clear medium copper amber hue, with one finger of lazily puffy, somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves some decent iceberg profile lace around the glass as things slowly ebb away.

It smells of moderately biscuity caramel malt, a touch of toffee, hints of treacle, and soft earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more big biscuity caramel malt, a bit of drupe fruitiness, some mild hard water minerality, a hint of wispy smoke, and earthy, kind of weedy hops.

The carbonation is mild, but a tad aggressive in its frothiness by the same token, the body a steady medium weight, and mostly smooth, a wee creaminess needling its way in. It finishes off-dry, the caramel malt going full-biscuit, the fruitiness helicoptering, and the hops trailing off.

A tasty, toned-down Scottish (or do they mean Scotch?) Ale, just as proclaimed by the brewery. Easy to drink, which leaves me little time to ponder why they just didn't refer to this as what it really is, in the first place. Maybe staring at the logo on Brent the brewmaster's shirt for half an hour informed me a little too much.

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