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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: 1225   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Amber-brown body under tan head. Complex woodsy and sweet aroma. Similarly complex taste but very, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
#175: Beautiful bunt oak color with a thin white head. Sweet and slightly pungent aroma, reminiscent of a lambic. Strong oaky taste that envelops your tongue with malty goodness and leaves behind a woody aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Good, but not as good as previous times I've had it. I prefer their jacobite over this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Deep red and brown appearance. Sweet, apple and cinnamon spice aroma. Sublte flavors initially in the mouth, then appearing smooth, with some honey, apple, and wood. Weak yes... not much there.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2003
Hoppy smell, bit fruity, some malts. Quite sweet. Dark red coloured, clear. Thin head. Taste is watery, malty, fruity and hoppy. Bit weak. More bitter in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2003
Clear dark color, short dying head. Aroma of roasted malts, fruity. Taste is of roasted malts, rye, bit fruity, nothing special. Dry and bitter palate, as we expect from an english style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Very tasty. Looks a little light after the pour. However the taste was incredible. Nice dark malty taste with a medium mouthfeel. A nice bitter finish. A great scotch beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Deep dark bronze color with a nice white creamy head and excellent lacing. Smells of alcohol, muskat grapes, figs, caramel, hops, oak, port. Flavor is sooo malty and caramely delicous. Balanced finish and a nice zesty mouthfeel. This is a world class scottish for sure.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reid (1946) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
I really dunno what glass to pour this into so I finally chose myChimay Glas, turned out to be a good choice as in the chalice the beer looks most excellent stuff a deep smoky red with a nice sized tannish head that dissapates to the most fantastic ring and lace all over the glass..great. The smell of this excellent ale is strong, but it materfuly balanced between the strong dark fruitness and a lighter smoky chocolaty aroma. Ahh what an amazing taste to this brew..tastes like the best Rum christmas pudding ever with the added extras of dark chocolate and black espresso chocolate..and this taste stays around to visit for a while..very nice. Very very good feeling on the taste buds..this is "A-1" stuff all round

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Nice ale with a combination of chocolate and caramel flavors we with a bit heavy malt flavor. Quite good but McEwans is cheaper and better.


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