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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1394) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Dark reddish amber color with a nice medium head. Aroma has subtle hints of citrus and caramel. Nice tasting with hints of fig and a good hoppy finish. A very drinkable beer - one of my old reliables.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2003
amber/bronze color with big-bubbled white head. plenty of both malt and hops in the aroma. aroma has that women's hair permanent solution smell....wish i could put my finger on it exactly, but i like it. flavor is nice and citrusy with a slightly bitter finish. i like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtmobile (43) - Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2003
this beer has a rich and complex flavor most like a good Scotch ale. the nose has hints of fruit. there is a small head and carbonation is fine bubbles and moderate in amount. the flavor is dominated by malt with a side of bitterness. This is an excellent ale and a keeper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Draught. Clear brown body and nice soft carbonation. This beer has qualities of fruity malts, subtle hops, and some light smokiness. Very smooth palate with a crisp and pleasing aftertaste. A decent, locally available session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
Glorious amber brown under a medium sized light yellow head. Strange lighter malt and a faint citric almost foot yeast like lambic aroma. Medium creamy ale style body. Light bitter stronger malt flavoured start and middle flavours, yeastier finish and mild sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Dark ruby amber pour with a medium beige head and very thin lacing. Flavors of fruit and caramel most prevalent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Acquired via trade. I like getting my hands on 90 Shilling beers, as I am a fan of the style. I didn't think this one was quite as good as Hoster's version but it was decent. Pours a dark amber color with a medium beige head and thin lacing. Earthy malt aroma. Body is fairly rich, with flavors of malt, caramel and a little fruit. Finish is lightly bitter. Overall pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Didn't read the label prior to drinking or frankly rating. I was all set to rate a good ale or pale ale. I would have been fairly malty for ale or pale, not malty or sweet enough for what I would expect of a Scottish Ale. So I guess I saying I enjoyed this beer, but I don't think it is a very good example of a Scottish Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - FEB 12, 2003
From a bottle so I could not cooment on color or head. Cookie aroma, Malty flavor with slight bitter hoppiness lingering. Good beer. Will try it again in a glass or from tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Had on tap: This one was fairly dark. Thick head. A good and satisfying brew. It's pretty cool to because I read that Odells brews all their stuff traditionally, abiding by the purity laws.

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