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Richer than most amber ales, 90 Shilling is smooth & deeply satisfying, with a crisp, clean Colorado taste. The name comes from the old Scottish method of naming a brewery's beer, based on original gravity and resulting tax rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Nothing really special in the glass. If you had 100 beers at a tasting, this is one youíd surely forget. Scottish Ale? American amber. Caramel color with a short-lived head. Taste is a very modest amout of malt and hops. Finish is short and dry. Much better out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Just small traces of a head. The coloring is a medium amber. The aroma is roasted caramel and coffee. Also some hints of apples and high quality tobacco. The taste is The taste has some caramel and tart apples. A nice toasted peanut. This is decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Color is on the amber/copper side, under a huge head of foam. Aroma is on the dry side, soft, herbal, slightly floral, vegetal. Hops are minimal, malt is huge and thick. Taste is a little mellow for me, and a bit too sweet. Drinks well, slides easily down the tongue. Full, rich, malty mouthfeel, but a little too low on hops for my taste. A fine micro Scottish, but not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Drank on Thanksgiving 2004 in Denver, CO. Draft at 1515 Market. Copper pour with medium white head. Roasted malt aroma, smells nice. Those malts are the first thing to hit you. Nice roasty start, sweetening through the middle and finishing with a creamy texture. This was a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Pale brown color with orange highlights and a white head. Toasted, malty aroma. Upfront bitterness leads to a toasty malt flavor, some sweetness, and milk that just gets bigger and maltier into its long finish. This is my favorite offering I have had from OíDellís.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Clear ruby red body, average sized creamy off-white head. Light aroma with an earthy and chocolatey caramel malt and a touch of hops. Flavor.... also malty and light. An easy drinker as though it is predominently malty, it isnít overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2004
Pours amberwith no significant head. Nose is malty and sweet, like citrus/grapefruit. Flavor is mild caramel and raisiny. Finish is lightly sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Draft... Pre-GABF-Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Yeasty, malty aromas of biscuit and white bread with additional notes of honey and spent grain. The flavor is perfectly balanced, but thereís not much to it. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2004
What the... Simply not Scottish in my opinion. Reviewing it as such is probably a disservice, but they named it and claimed it. Too much hop for a Scottish. I had it on draft last night, and the malt was more prevalent. From the bottle: I smell a pine forest in my pint, and the excessive carbonation makes it explode over the palate. Thereís malt around the corner, but kept at bay by the bittering, dry hop finish. Thereís a little caramel in there and some dried fruit hanging from the large hop whine. It makes for a decent amber. If my buddy served it to me and said he made it, Iíd give him kudos. Itís a nice homebrew. Itís not Scottish, and itís not exciting no matter what you call it. The hopping is boorish, and masks what is good about the beer, a nice malting. They call it a cross between an English pale ale and a Scottish ale. Uh, okay. That combination is dumb. Naming this beer "90 Shilling" is dumb. Itís a drinkable American ("Colorado ale" as they call it) amber. This is an average micro-beer 10 years beyond deserving recognition. Now itís just a quaint player in a market full of dynamic offerings.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
The smell was very earthy, citrus hops, light malt flavor with some grasses...very herbal. Nasty. Very earthy taste. Some citrus flavors from the hops and some caramel from the malt. Some grasses and robitussin as well. Blah! There wasnít much flavor to speak of. Nice balance between the malt and hop bitterness though.

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