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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
weordie (1087) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
A third giving from doug odell himself. Pours a copper with a thin head. Loads of toffee on the nose. Quite a sweet toffee flavour too. All their beers appear to be sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - JAN 10, 2016
Plenty of caramel, slightly toasty. Not much else going for it. Might be my mood at the time but not really for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajd413 (18) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2015
pours a dark amber color with nice off-white head. Aroma is malt-forward with a hint of hops. Caramel and a touch of coffee are present. Flavor is extremely well balanced. Though its on the malty side, its not sweet, and has a detectable hop bitterness that plays very well with the malts. Finish is super-clean, making you want another sip. I finished this bottle way too fast. Time to find another!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13688) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with thick white head. The aroma is earthy malt and toast. Thin mouth, sweet fruity malt, light finish, crushable, good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SKCwillie (44) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pale bronze poor with thin white head. Caramel and brown sugar notes on the aroma. Mild bitterness with good carbonation gives the bear a nice kick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle @home. Pours copper almost red. Nose is malty, sweet, grass, slight wood, caramel, slight spice. Taste is more of the same but with more toffee and an but not unpleasant metallic finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (1229) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pale amber with off-white head. Faint malt and hop aroma. Taste: Mild malt, a hint of bitterness. Overall, pretty bland, but light and very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (826) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Aroma: Roasty, bready, slightly funky; Appearance: thick, pillowy head that dissipates quickly with a little lacing; clear, amber color; Taste: surprisingly lager-like, a little sweet and a little skunky; smooth with lighter body than appearance would indicate; light body with short finish and flat carbonation; Overall: disappointing; would not buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXCOney (3) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
Proving beer doesnt have to be "big" to be good. Very smooth and easy to drink start to finish. Nice mix of mostly citrusy and a little sprucy hops balanced with the more evident malt. Very short head, but stuck around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (532) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Pre-pour thoughts. Cool bottle and labeling. Especially the bottle, with the neat neck.

Pours a copper/amber color. Barely any head, but nice and clingy. Not well filtered, lots of floatiees in there.

Aroma is floral and malty. Its also a little piney. It smells bready and sweet. It smells really good.

Taste is well balanced. Its pretty malt heavy, but its slightly hoppy. Just enough hops to keep the malts from being too much. Its slightly fruity. I taste pretty hefty toffee and caramel notes, maybe a little cocoa. Cocoa mind you, not chocolate. Finishes slightly hoppy bitter. Theres a lot of flavor, but theres nothing crazyily overdone.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Its a very smooth. Its also creamy. Its a little dry, and also maybe a little oily. Pretty sessionable.

Overall, this is really good. Its not as hard as a regular scottish ale. I guess we can call it Scottish Light. Quite flavorful, and drinkable. Well worth a try.


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