In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Odell Brewery. The beer that will be featured in this blog is their flagship called 90 Schilling Ale. If you read my beer blog on their beer, you know the history of this Colorado brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog to get to know this brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a deep copper and light amber color without a head on the beer. The smell is a malty with a slight coco to it. The taste is a sweet carbonation malty to it. The aftertaste is a sweet malty to it. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
90 Schilling is our flagship beer. Smooth and complex, 90 Schilling is a medium-bodied amber ale with a distinct burnished copper color and a deeply pleasant aroma. A shilling was a British coin used from 1549 to 1982. The name 90 Schilling comes from the Scottish method of taxing beer. Only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 Shillings. We think you’ll find this original ale brilliantly refreshing, and worth every shilling.
Here is a description from their website (www.odellbrewing.com):
We introduced 90 Shilling, our flagship beer, at our opening party in 1989. For a while, we’d been wondering what would happen if we lightened up the traditional Scottish ale? The result is an irresistibly smooth and delicious medium-bodied amber ale. The name 90 Shilling comes from the Scottish method of taxing beer. Only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 Shillings. A shilling was a British coin used from 1549 to 1982. We think you’ll find this original ale brilliantly refreshing, and worth every shilling.
5.3% Alc. By Vol. 27 IBUs
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Closing, I know I talked about this in one of my other beer blogs. There is not too many really good flagship. There are many that are really bad or average compare to the rest of their beer lineup. This beer is challenges that theory of mine and it is sets the brewery up really well. It shows the craft beer drinker that rest of their beers should be really good. There is a lot going on in this great brew. It fits where this brewery is located. I enjoyed it and I will have it again. I just wished they were in the Chicago market. I would rotate this in and out of my lineup. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser