90 Shilling Colorado Ale

Odell Brewing Co

USA

90 Shilling refers to the richness of Scottish beers, if I recall. Supposedly there were 70, 80, and 90 Shilling ales, 70 being the shite that commoners drank, and so on up the ladder. I'm writing this mostly from dim memory, however, and Rocky and our British readers may be able to get the story straighter. Regardless, Odell puts out a knock-out product. Malty, smooth, sweet, a delicious beer to be sipping at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I was sharing this with a couple from Germany who'd camped next to us, and they agreed it was a tasty beer ('course, they were drinking for free, so their opinion may've been self-serving). If you're lucky enough to be vacationing in the Rockies, and you come across this beer, nab a couple six-packs to bring home with you. Crack one open, take a deep drink, and remember those crisp, clear mountain nights...

Reviewed: December 31, 2004

Rating: 7/10

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