Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Scotch Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Mainly available filtered in bottles, though part of the production goes unfiltered into cask.
The traditional brewing process used in the production of Traquair House Ale consists of the following; 1. Traditional infusion mashing process. The wort is then drawn off and boiled during which process the hops are added. 2. The wort is now cooled and pitched with top fermenting yeast under controlled temperature. It is then fermented in oak over a period of seven days. The beer is then transferred into cold storage tanks or barrels and matured over a period of weeks. After maturation the beer is filtered prior to packing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Ar: Deep vinous notes, brown sugar, some sherry oxidation. Ap: Clear chestnut brown - small off-white head with moderate retention, leaves a ring of foam and a haze of lacing. T: Treacle and lean dark fruits, low fruitiness - caramel, sherry, toasted malt - low bitterness, mossy - hints of coffee and chocolate. P: Medium-bodied - medium-low carbonation, finish is dry. O: Nice wee heavy - some well-aged flavors, dark fruits, and burnt sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6916) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2013
Bouteille 33cl BB 08/2022. Cuivrée-ambrée, col blanc cassé. Arôme est fruité noir, malt pâle, caramel sur un léger bouquet mélasse. Le tout reste très caractéristique anglais. Pointe houblonnée arrive en rétro-nasal offrant une touche citronnée. Palais est ici très anglais, et tant mieux. De belles notes fruitées noires se font présente oscillant entre prune et raisin sec. Notes maltées de caramel, léger sucre brun, biscuité et ce côté mélasse. Amertume arrive quant à elle en fin de bouche. On reste ici dans une tradition bien anglaise, le tout superbement bien exécuté et sans doute, avec l’age, le profil fruité noir et caramel ne pourra que s’amplifier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2734) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2013
Ruby red, tiny yellow head. Aroma: toasty, lots of malt, some prunes, some decent hoppiness too and nutmeg. Flavour: sweet and malty, lots of bitterness and hoppiness with caramel and a sticky mouthfeel, long raisin finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3018) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Small size, brownish color head, stays. Not much of aroma. Mild roast, sweet, hint of berries, plum liquor, earthy taste. Very easy to drink. Bit too thin and emotionless. As it warms up whole another beer. Breadiness comes out and caramels too. Gave it upgrade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tomy63 (193) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2013
Bière noire assez simple mais bien faite, caramélisée, café, qui se boit assez facilement.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1097) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en el Lupulo. Varias veces durante 2012. Buena con cuerpo medio y espuma algo oscura presenta sabores especiados algo dulces y maltosos con un amargor final contenido. Toques hervaceos salvajes, alcohol bastante notable e integrado. Hay que repetirla. ---me traduzco la info para disponer la próxima vez que me la tome--- Principalmente disponible filtrada en botellas, aunque parte de la producción se destina no filtrado en barrica. El proceso de elaboración de la cerveza tradicional utilizado en la producción de Traquair House Ale consiste en lo siguiente; 1. Tradicional proceso de maceración infusión. El mosto se extrae y luego se apaga y se hierve durante cuyo proceso se añaden los lúpulos. 2. El mosto se enfría y ahora lanzó con alta fermentación de levadura bajo condiciones de temperatura controlada. Se fermenta en roble durante un período de siete días. La cerveza se transfirió entonces a tanques de almacenamiento frío o barriles y madurado durante un período de semanas. Después de la maduración de la cerveza se filtra antes de su envasado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1083) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Hmm, not quite as sweet as American Scotch’s. It has a great deep dark pour with a thin white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is slightly faint with a hint of malt. The taste is also subdued. It’s clean and well balanced but there’s no real flavor explosion here. It’s decent but not exactly what I was hoping for!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1827) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
donker rood/bruin helder met schuimige kraki kraag
aroma: zoetige caramouten, smaken: matig tot redelijk zoet, matig bitter, normale sterkte, licht fruitig, redelijk caramoutig
medium body, glad van textuur, laag co2, afdronk kruidig en zoetig,
volle karamel moutig smaak, mooi pittig kruidig, goed spul !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
Rating from 2008: Die Flasche sieht sehr edel aus; gefunden hab’ ich es bei Maruhn in Darmstadt. Haltbar bis 2016! Das Bier im Glas ist schön dunkelbraun mit rötlichem Ton. Der Geruch ist vollmundig-süß, malzig und geht schon in Richtung Rotwein. Der Antrunk ist im ersten Moment neutral, aber schon nach nicht ganz einer Sekunde wird ein fruchtig-vollmundiges Aroma freigesetzt. Trotz den 7,2% ist das Bier äußerst süffig, im Hauptteil stehen fruchtig-schokoladige Aromen im Vordergrund. Ich schmecke Trockenpflaume, dunkle Kirsche, Rosinen. Dazu ein schönes Espresso-Schokoladenaroma. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, angenehm röstmalzig-dezent süß und gar nicht herb. Auf der Zunge verbleibt eine trocken-leicht süße Röstmalznote!
--> Sehr leckeres Spitzenbier! Probierenswert! --> 13+13+12+13 = 12,75

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petewhitley (352) - JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
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