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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: 1330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Smells a little like scotch. However, not an offensive aroma. Taste is heavily fortified with malts. Very smooth beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24924) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper colour, small foamy head. Sweet caramellish malty and hoppy flavour and aroma. Also grapes and fruit in flavour. Long, bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1873) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2005
A sweet malty nose with a hint of tangy cherries complements this dark chestnut brew. A small tan head quickly dissipates hardy diminishing this emminently satisfying strong ale. Complex smoky malt texture with leathery notes pervade the body with a short hoppy bite at the end to accent the finish. Amply hefty in the alchohol department, this beer’s smoothness belies its strength. More please!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - SEP 21, 2005
The aroma is malty sweet with an alcohol backgqound. Traquair House Ale is a rich reddish brown and has a decent tan head. Traquair starts off with a malty sweetness and continues on with a complex character of roasted malt and caramel. The finish is bitter with a subdued alcoholic taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2005
The aroma is soy, raisin, and roasted malt. The appearance is a red brown with a small head. The flavor is the strength of this beer. Plenty of alcohol with vanilla, well roasted malt, caramel, oak, and some bitterness. The palate is smooth and the finish is lightly bitter and very similar to scotch. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
smooth and sweet from the get go, lots of malts from up front, with just hint of citrus and apple, alongside alot of caramel and some vanilla. did i mention this was ultra smooth. the caramel is the main component of the flavor, the vanilla, hops and some smoke coming in towards the end with a perfect blend. just a tad of bitterness at the very end, but not anything that would turn me off of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (792) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle.
Pours the color of iced coffee, with a thin tan head.
Aroma is malty, raisins , caramel, oak.
Flavor is smokey, vanilla, molasses, with a healthy alcoholic kick. Seems a bit higher than it’s listed 7%

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to gonzobeer. Dark brown color, thin beige head with red reflection. Smoked malt, alcohol and something like wood (pleasent) aroma. Very creamy mouthfell with taste of malt, scotch, smoke with robust taste. Very nice. Bière de couleur brune foncé avec des reflets rouge et un mince collet beige. Odeur de malt fumé, alcool et quelque chose comme le bois (acajou) qui n’est pas déplaisant. En bouche, elle est vraiment crèmeuse, moelleuse avec un goût de malt, scotch, fumé et elle est également corsé. Très bien réussis.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2139) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2005
left this one in the fridge too long, so it was too cold when i initially tasted it. after warming up this is a most excellent beer, rich malty sweet. reminds me more of a scottish ale then a ESA, but its still good. almost chewy, this one is pretty thick. something id drink again. not as good as the jacobite ale but its a different style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7030) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fruits foncés, de dattes et d’alcool. Apparence: Couleur brune. Moyen col beige crémeux. Moyenne densité des bulles. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices, de torréfaction et de fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de craie et de fumée. (Rating #292)


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