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RATINGS: 785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 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 (10265) - 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 (1864) - Fort Collins, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Draught) Pours a lightly cloudy copper color with an average-sized beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, and some grapefruit. Flavors of fruits, malts, caramel, and some other unusual flavors. Weird tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
woodduck (5) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2004 does not count
Draft - Zydecoís - Fort Collins, CO - Reddish maple syrup color with an almond colored foamy head that lasted well. Light lacing. - Sweet apple juice malty aroma. - Fairly dry, but balanced. Dry malt with caramel up front with a nice bitter finish. Yummy - nice balance - not deep but very tasty and drinkable. - Medium body mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2004
(draught) Deep amber. Not much of a head by the time it got to me, but the beer left great lace. Mild malt aroma. Flavors were sweet malt with a hint of smoked whiskey. Hops noted at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Brow/red color,small head that faded quickly leaving little behind.Nice malty caramel aroma maybe some fruit in there,a slight yeasty hint and maybe even some alcohol but itís very very faint.malty sweet taste up front with a nice caramel side.Just a hint of alcohol coming through in the middle but again as in the aroma its very faint.Nice mellow hop taste in the end with a slight bitter sweet finish.Very nice brew but i have to say the wheat was better IMO but this would do as well.Thanks go to Falconseye for another nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Aroma is that of sweetness and chocolate. Also a bit of caramel in the after taste. This is a nice scottish ale, of which i am partial too. A good sample of the scottish style brew .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2004
smells malty and sweet. has the slight hints of smokiness and caramel and toffee flavor. a pretty nice scottish ale, this style isnt my style, more my buddies style who drank this with me. thanks for this one beer, yet another colorado brew for me.

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