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RATINGS: 720   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2007
This is from memory, so I donít have much in the way of detail, but this was a good, malty, farily heavy beer. A nice thick taste of dark fruits. However, be warned: let this beer warm up a little before you drink it. I was drinking out of an ice chest, and the first third of the bottle was very, very bitter and hoppy. Once it warmed up a little bit, the hoppiness mellowed out and the malt started coming to the fore. I liked this beer much more after that, and would buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (300) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pint glass pour at Sweeneyís. Copper color with steady head. Aroma filled with malt and taste follows suit. Some hops present. A very sessionable ale. Easy to drink with a positive finish. Odell does better but a great fall back.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2001
As has been said before, light for a 90 shilling, but extremely pleasant. Great to have with a friend.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Old Chicago Pasta and Pizza in Boulder, CO. I ordered this expecting a Scotch ale, but found the beer to be more like an amber ale or an altbier. It sat pale brown in the glass, giving off a modestly sweet aroma. The flavor proved somewhat more intense but still restrained, combining notes of cola slurpee with a dash of hop leavening. An okay beer that is best reserved for a session.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 oz bottle. Very nice brown color with a finger of off white head. Malty front with some good mouth feel. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
COMRADEJOSH (291) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 deep copper in appearance mild malt profile pairs nicely with mild hop aroma crisp and refreshing with slightly dry after taste. very sessionable and not overpowering. update on 2nd drinking of the spear I taste some wonderful spices that I didnít notice the first time. definitely very tasty and worth it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Itís a bit thin, but it does have some malt flavor. Aroma is somewhat underwhelming but some good malt character does shine through. Overall, the thin finish is the most disappointing part... but hey, itís beer!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2005
This has a warm place in my heart because it was one of my first "favorites." I like this more than fat tire, just because itís got more to it. It pours brownish-amber with a so-so head. Malt in the aroma with some slight hop presence. The taste is balanced as well. Rich for an amber but balanced by some decent bittering hops. Finish is good, mouthfeel quite nice. Not a particularly amazing beer but solid and nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2004
A very dry start . Almost citrus in quality, and quite crisp. Fairly hoppy, not the best scottish ale, but it is still good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
soyorganic (283) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Tap: pours amber color. Malty taste with a hop compliment. Nothing too rememberful (actual word) but nice beer. I may have to re-rate this eventually.


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