Odell 90 Shilling

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Type: Scottish Ale
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  • 05.30% 
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We introduced Odell 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. The name 90 Shilling comes from the Scottish method of taxing beer. Only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 Shillings. A shilling was a British coin used from 1549 to 1982. We think you'll find this original ale brilliantly refreshing, and worth every shilling.

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  • Dec 12, 2012
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.3
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    [Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

    The pour was a clear dark copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white foamy head that steadily reduced, down to a puddled film and medium collar with fair streaky lacing.

    The aroma was of a toasted light bread malt, mild grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness.

    The taste was very malty with a mild caramel sweetness at first, but quickly became bitter sweet with an earthy and mildly spicy finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a mild sweet bitterness left behind.

    Mouthfeel was in the middle of light and medium in body with a dry texture and an very soft carbonation.

    Overall this was a brew that did not have much complexity. Although what it did have seemed to work well enough, allowing for the bitter and sweet to meld together along with a good malty feel creating a nice smooth drinkability...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Oct 31, 2011
    mseabolt (28)Rank: Beer Amateur
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    Poured a nice golden color with a small off white head.

    Real nice balance of malt and hop flavor to go down smooth with very low bitterness.

    I really like this amber ale.
  • Jan 27, 2011
    RedneckRinpoche (29)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Stout Whores
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    Not knowing whether to judge this as a Scottish ale, an Amber, or something in between has me confused. On the one hand, the beer has a medium body and a much crisper, less sticky mouthfeel than every Scottish ale I've ever had. I'm okay with that, but as the general heavy/stickiness of the beer has diminished, so has the flavor. Instead of tasting like an interesting Amber, it reminds me more of a watered down Scottish ale. The aroma is sweeter than the flavor, and there's even a moderately unpleasant aftertaste. Might try again if I could find on draft in Denver, but in NC out of a bottle... probably not.
  • Jan 19, 2010
    Blakepoto (107)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: IPA Lovers
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    I actually tried this for the first time in Vail, CO. Had to sample some of CO best and brightest. This beer was nice and clean. Definetly a lighter version of a scottish ale. Need to have some more to make a final opinion.