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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (220) - Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Dark brown pour. Earthy, breadlike on the nose with a bit of fruit. Malty toffee flavors with discernible warming alcohols and medium-low carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
Dark ruby red pour with a thick beige head which dissipates. Malt, bread, berries, booze, caramel, vinous, pepper, dank. Slightly dry with medium carbonation. The flavours and aromas are mostly balanced with the hoppy bitterness, malty sweetness and alcohol quite pronounced on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1793) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle bb 08/2022. Pours a dark amber cox cola colour with a slightly off white head. Aroma is malty sweet cakiness - some sponge, toffee. It’s ok - toffee, malty (similar to, but not as rich as, a fuller’s vintage). Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2540) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Brandy colour with a thin head. Aroma is fruity malt. Flavour is malt, dark fruit and a little sweet chocolate. Finish is dry warming fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
28th January 2013
Clear dark brown beer with a small cream - tan coloured head. Palate is light and low carbonation, semi dry. Light cherry sourness under fairly neutral malt. Pinch of dust. Mild tangy orange and semi dry finish. An older bottle from Kulminator has much more obvious cherry with mildly oxidised caramel malt and a little wet wood. More intense all round and I much preferred the older one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle@Voldby Ølmesse - dark copper amber colour with a good tan head. Sweet malts, toffee, choc, vanilla, caramel, some wood, dark fruits, slick/smooth mouthfeel. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
From notes: Poured clear brown with a touch of orange, and a 1-finger bone-colored head. Vanilla, woody aroma with a touch of caramel. Medium body with a brief finish. Woody vanilla flavor, with a note of leather at the back. Caramel and nutty notes appear in the taste as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (690) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle@Voldby Ølmesse. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Malty aroma with chocolate and some fruits. Taste is malt, chocolate, dark fruits. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6014) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, dark fruits. Flavor is malt, caramel, earth, wood, dark fruits, light coffee. Medium body, average carbonation. 310813

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1175) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark brown ruby tinged colour, foam off-white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of doughy malt caramel, chocolate & dark fruits. Taste is sweetish biscuity malt, treacle, dark fruit with chocolate, alcohol and a light bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, some residiual sweetness at the finish. Quite drinkable.


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