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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Beerbistro Winterfest and Vintage Tasting. Dark amber colour with a frothy and bubbly off-white head. Fruity, molasses, very light alcohol, cherry, and raisin aroma. Molasses, light cherry and raisin, relatively clean finish. Disappointing mouthfeel - thin and almost watery palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2004
from the bottle. poured a muddy amber with no head. aroma, like a port wine, malts, caramels, honey , black licorice with a hint of alcohol some smoke. flavor 1st sip did nothing 2nd sip I let it linger around in the mouth for a little while than the flavors came out. yum. sweet chocolate, honey, malts, port wine, caramel, a little bit of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (15699) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2004
Dark ruby brown, small brown head. Dark malty, sweetish, portwine-like nose. Medium-bodied, crisp and smooth, liquerish. Hdes alcohol very well, dangerously easy to drink. Chocolaty, roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2004
An excellent ale. Pours a very dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, maybe a touch of smoke and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is rich andmalty with a touch of caramel and chocolate. Sweetish and mildly fruity. Thin bodied and very smooth. I liked it quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Poured a darker, reddish brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Light and subtle aromas and tastes of caramel and other malts. Nutty. Dark fruits. Smooth to drink. Complex flavors that work well. I liked this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Fairly ordinary and spicy. Lightish body. Pasteurized. Not really worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Pours a dark burgundy color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and peaty. A medium bodied Scottish ale. Malts are chocolate. I suppose dark fruit dominate the flavors. There is also a touch of soy sauce amongst the smoke and peat. Hints of the 7.2 % alcohol sneak through at times. Even so, it has a smooth taste along with a decent mouthfeel albeit it is a little bit thin. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. I didn’t find this all that great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (7040) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 8, 2004
Bottled(330ml). -dark brown coloured, small head, malty and caramel taste with some fruit notes, nutty maltiness in the palate, woody touches in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Lots of musty smoke notes in the nose with some sweet malty hints as well. A touch of licorice, chocolate in the nose. Ruby/garnet mahogany color that is transparent with a small off-white head. Vinous, malty, smoked malts with some large amounts of chocolate malts in this guy. Slight corn notes as well. Slightly thin. I’m trying to determine why I spent close to $6 on this beer...RE-RATE.....500mL bottle purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. The aroma is moderately sweet with some caramel melanoidin notes. Light toffee and a bit of oxidation. Transparent cola-colored body with a medium, decent light tan head. Starts with a moderate sweetness. Some toffee notes, and light roast. Becomes tobacco and leathery in the middle. Finishes with a long moderate sweetness and more tobacco. Tasty, lowly carbonated. I wouldn’t really adjust my rating for this over a decade after my first one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4759) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2004
Pours a very dark red/brown with a thin creamy head. Smells like dried figs. The taste is pleasant, toffeish and malty, similar enough to Jacobite that it’s obvious that they’re coming from the same brewery, but much thinner and with far less taste.. Some alcohol showing through, and some nice hoppish bitterness in the aftertaste. A bit of a dissapointment.

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