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RATINGS: 744   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Lots of chocolate in this one, especially for an amber. Sort of an Irish Stout meets and Irish Red IMO. Balanced and tasty for a change pace, but certainly nothing to go out of your way for. Sam Adams Irish Red tastes better, is easier to find, and costs less. Need I say more?


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
UrbanCaveman (92) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 40 degress F. Appearance: Pours into the glass a hazy amber, towards the reddish-orange side of he amber hue spectrum. Forms a very thin head of almost light orange bubbles, which rapidly become a cap and ring. Held to light, one can very faintly make out a few streams of tiny bubbles heading skyward from the bottom of the glass. I admit some degree of trepidation, as I have found that I tend not to see orange in a beer unless it has a noticeable hop presence. Smell: No, I showered today. Ba dum bump. The aroma opens with light, sweet caramel malt, wreathed through with some subtle suggestions of fruit - pear, raisin, and something citrusy. A soft grassy tone is off in the distance, like a fuzzy horizon. Taste: Caramel malt with some vague toffee hints spills onto the tongue first, and then the 90-ton citric-herbal-earthy hoproller cruises in to crush it into nonexistence - leaving just perfume on my palate. Definitely not what I look for in a Scotch ale. Mouthfeel: Difficult to tell around the full frontal assault on my tastebuds, if Iím being honest. I suppose it feels like a Scotch ale. Overall: Once again, my sensitivity to hop flavors has me arching an eyebrow at anyone who has reviewed this beer as "malty" and mentioned nothing of any hop presence at all. They are literally all I get out of this beer, aside from a brief flash of caramel malt at the outset. Will not repeat.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlmostHome (29) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Better than average beer overall. Has a nice malty taste that I enjoyed. Not a heavy beer by any measure. Great beer for sipping on during a lazy afternoon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bburnam (4) - - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
This one is unbelievable. Great nose beautiful color. Excellent flavor and a just a damn good overall beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (925) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
12oz bottle pours an amber color with a bit of head. Sweet maltiness and some mild hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerseyjohn71 (234) - corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
caramel, nuts, resin, spruce, earthy, cough drop, amber, orange, clear, tan foam, frothy, lightly bitter, light body, bitter finish,

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Rich amber color with an unstable head. Aromas grain, slight maize and grass. Flavors light toffee, grass and slight grain with a touch of earthiness. Medium to high sweetness (not a fan of as this mostly comes across as a straight lager).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiveacestx (668) - Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle - Has a light brown tea color with a nice head and generous lacing. The taste is woody and malty and somewhat nutty but it also seems to have some characteristics of a pilsner beer. Ok but Iíve had better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1412) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Dark amber with a frothy tan head. Malty. Caramel and bread crust. Some earthy hops with a mild bitterness. Creamy, medium body. Solid brew, if unexciting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (515) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
liked this beer alot nice smooth beer with a nice hop flavour going through and a slight bitter taste at the end

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with almost white head that persists. Aromas of vanilla and caramel. Mild carbonation and bitterness with smooth finish. Very drinkable beer.


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