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RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8810) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Thick off white head. Great carbonation. Lace cobwebby all the way. Orangy brown color. Bitter hop flavor dominates. Slightly sweet, caramel, earthy, malty. Orange peel aftertaste. Medium body. The overall taste varies from bottle to bottle. Some are sweeter than others. Better when you let it warm up a little. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Lightly cloudy, medium brown with a small off-white head. Grainy aroma with decent hop balance. The body is malty with a sticky bitter finish. Tastes much more like an amber than a Scottish ale. Drinkable, but nothing great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6423) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2006 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel, nuts), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, flowers, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Decent enough quaffer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Looks nice, deep amber and creamy head, moderately carbonated. Soft malt nose, wheat bread, lightly nutty and sour. Well balanced, and although lighter bodied than advertised (as a 90 shilling), this is an agreeable session ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2005 One of my favorites on tap. Very nice to look at: a rich opaque copper color with an ample head. Has a warm malty flavor with a hint of grapefruit. Hard to stop drinking. Rerate: Now that I’ve drank a lot more beers, I realize that my rating was just about right, but for the wrong reason. This beer practically epitomizes peaty smokiness. It’s like immersing your nostrils in the smoke of burning weeds (no, not that kind of weed). Sweetish at first, but turns tail on you with a slightly astringent (in a good way) aftertaste. Heartwarming maltiness, more buttery than "dark fruit" ish. Yum, yum, yum. Me likee.


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