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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (446) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Brown color with a small but persistent beige head, small lacing- Aroma is malty, caramel, biscuit, dried fruitts, hints of plum and roasted malt - Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, biscuit, earthy bitterness - Medium body, sweet, light/medium bitterness, caramel finish - impressive beer, perfect with cheese

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Dark ruby color, off-white head. Medium body. Lots of malt in the aroma and palate. Notes of plums and raisins.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Malty, a little sweet. Not much hops. It seemed unbalanced to me and somewhat bland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Dark brown pour with a beige head, toffee nose, bitter taste, dried fruits, herbs. Overall very smooth and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (539) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2014
Dark reddish brown, almost like cola, off white fine head. Nice aroma of malts, caramel, plums, raisins and some alcohol. Similar taste, good light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_sully (303) - - MAY 17, 2014
Hints of plum and chocolate with a scent reminiscent of scotch makes this a sipping beer to behold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (497) - USA - MAY 13, 2014
A deep brown with some ruby highlights and smattering of khaki head. Smells of plum, raisin, oak, brown sugar. Taste is sweet maltiness with dark fruit, vanilla, prune, raisin, alcohol is subtle. Very little bitter, brown sugar, caramel. An enjoyable malty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Backlog. Bottle at Green Lion Inn. Dominated by caramel, honey, herbs and dried fruits.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Tried during CMU Scotch Ale Tasting. Aromas of toffee, honey, alcohol and dark fruits. Sweet taste with a bit of a harsh finish. Medium body and medium high carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Murky brown with white ring. Vinous, date honey aroma, a little sweet, a little bitter and a little, non-offensive, alcoholic taste. Soft-to-no carbonation, vinous finish. Good.


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