Odell 90 Shilling Ale | Odell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,768 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:
1,768
Reviews:
483
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
495
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,768 |  Reviews: 483
Photo of Kal
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

90 Shilling Ale pours a dark clear and cooper color with a nice lacing head. There is a weak aroma with a sharp malty note present. The taste has a nice sharp and peaty malty taste. Flavors are overall rather weak. Overall nothing to special, it is a very average.

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Photo of Mattheis
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Drew26
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

A- Pours a medium, rusty amber color with a medium 1.5 to 2 finger head. Head is light tan, frothy, and retains very well. Lacing is good. Body is just slightly hazy, but dark enough to only let a little light through.

S- Fairly one dimensional, but delicious all the same. Primarily caramel malts that are fairly dark in scent and present a slight brown sugary sweetness. Very faint hint of peat malts common in scotch ales.

T- Reminiscent of a light scotch ale. Starts with a little bit of sweetness, mostly brown sugar like in the scent. Lots of caramel malts mix in with the slight sweetness. Towards the end, the caramel malts and a low to moderate hops bitterness balance each other out nicely. Clean, somewhat biting finish from the hops.

M- High in carbonation and medium to heavier in flavor, this is on the more drinkable side of a scotch ale. Alcohol won't keep you from consuming this beer, but the carbonation and thicker flavor profile might.

Overall, this is a good to very good beer, and it's apparent why this is Odell's flagship. Rather smooth drinking and fairly refreshing for the darker side of beers.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of WGO
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Great looking bottle. Love the look of the label, and info.
Deep copper in colour. Head quickly dissipated to thin ring around the edge of the glass.
Couldn't get much aroma, maybe a little biscuit.
What stood out for me was the smooth mouthfeel.
Complete newbie to reviewing finding it hard to pick out individual flavours, could only really get caramel in this.
Finished quite dry with a burnt sugary taste.
Overall seemed one dimensional, but still liked it a lot, very drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of woemad
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased at Pilgrims in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for $1.69. According to the label, this is best by September 19th of this year.

Poured a chill-hazed amber color, with a big, fluffy off-white head that left lots of lace.

Malty in the nose. Initially, I couldn’t make out much of a hop presence at all.
Eventually, as things warmed up, I could smell a mild, floral hop scent.

Mostly malty tasting as well. There’s a little bit of hop bitterness that provides a little contrast, but not much else.

Medium bodied, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

A decent, malty beer, probably a good choice for someone that does not like hops. Being a bit of a hophead, I found it a little boring.

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Photo of heytomcat
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Odell 90 Shilling Ale from Odell Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,768 ratings.
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