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Traquair Bear Ale

Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Old Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A rich amber colored old ale with hints of oakiness and strong malty flavors.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rammer (289) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Honey aroma, a little moldy. Not tasty and nice. unpleasant sweetness. The hard-drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle: BBE Aug 15, poured into a UK pint sleeve in Dec 14. Nice looking brew, deep amber and clear, the head a full off-white blanket of foam. Malty, peaty and woody in the nose and taste. Slight sourness within the flavours which takes the sweet edge off the maltiness nicely. Good, wholesome feel to this brew, body depth is fine and the whole beer has an uplifting warmth within it’s make up: very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (580) - SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Clear, reddish beer with a decent bubbly head. Sweet, spicy aroma. Flavour is richy, fruity and malty with a touch of toffee and a surprisingly gentle finish. There’s almost a wine-like quality to the aftertaste. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16489) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
12th October 2014
Crystal clear deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth lights malts, trace of caramel. Light dried fruits. Mild floral bitterness. Light finish. Fine but I want more from an Old Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (4795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
500ml bottle at brew night. Pours clear copper, decent head. Aromas of light spice and toffee. Very malty toffee taste, faintest bitterness at the back, Bit thin on the finish. Not their best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (9337) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear dark amber color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts and a bit sweaty. Taste malts, a bit sweet, lightly caramel, slightly raisins. Average body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4421) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear copper colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells like horrible smelly cheese, sweaty, tuinbonen. Tastes sweet, malts, hint of caramel. Tastes better than one would expect from the smell. Thin to medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (431) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2014
500ml bottle pours a dark ruddy ale with an off-white fairly lasting head. Aroma, malt, some spicy notes. Taste, malty, dry, earthy with a mature spiciness, all rather ’grown-up’. I liked it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
500ml bottle (Kultura, Kaunas) BB2014/02, drunk 2014/06
Watery aroma, dishwatery, dishcloth. Pleasant brown, nice tight off-white head. Thinnish palate. Some aged papery aspects. Malty, but concretely aged beyond its BB. Pub done wrong. However, a proper old ale should have longer legs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3200) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear copper color. Medium size, white head, stays. Dirty cloth, malts, wort in aroma. Dirty, dusty, caramelly taste. Dry malts in aftertaste. Medium body.

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