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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1331   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Very dark brown body with small bubbles. Has a small head. The aroma make me think of milk chocolate and apples. It also has a musty dankness to it that I find extremely pleasant. The taste is amazingly rich with chocolate, coffee and some smoke. Finishes sweetly like pecan pie. This is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Aroma, slightly stale, smelly feet come to mind , but it is redeemed by a lingering peppermint aroma. Dark, mahogany, sparkling pour, bubbly off white head, sticks around for a while. Has some Christmas spice notes to it, with a back end of pine. Some smoky notes in there as well. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Alcohol is apparent, not overberaing though. Overall a decent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Smells yeasty, peaty -- the initial whiff out of the bottle smelled like old gym shorts, but it became palatable after it was poured and aired. Functional label, medium dark transparent beer. A certain spiciness and medicinal quality to the brew, tannic, rather dry. Lightish bodied, low carbonation, a somewhat vacant roasty finish. Technically a decent beer, but it didn’t really light me up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Rating #200- Butterscotch, red wine, malt, in the aroma. Quickly dissapating head. Dark amber body. Taste is slightly watery, with alcohol, chocolate, malt. A decent beer, but nothing great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Mohogany with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, malty, and a little toasty. Bitter with a metallic finish. Sour, smoky, oak and caramel notes also. Medium palate and somewhat rough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Brown Coloring. Small Head. Smokey. Malt. The flavor was either mildly complex or just not distinctive. Will Try again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9905) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
The Market Cross brewpub was nice enough to share this one with me at the HBF. Pours amber, with aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Tastes fruity, with caramel, chocolate, nuts, bourbon, and hops at the finish. Very complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3805) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2004
Beautiful brown/ruby body with a thin off-white head. Vinous nose with evident hints of caramel, chocolate, raisin and cherries. Taste is complex and well balanced. Caramel, chocolate and fruity flavors are followed by a long and bitter oaky final. Thank you very much, PrimeMinister!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2004
Brownish burgundy hue with a fully diminishing off-white head. Aroma is fully half like a great plum pudding and half like a chocolate cake. Slight vinous counterparts accompany this marzipan married cakefruity royal malt and give it all kinds of fruity suggestions among which stand out grapes, dates, cherries.. Full bodied, complex mouthfeel. Gentle oaky acidity supported by medium effervescence carry the caramel and chocolate with success. Subtle alcohol and peat hints accompany the sweet, but vinous malty finish. Traquair owns the malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s, Toronto. Poured a deep syrupy looking brown, very little head. Strong malt and whiskey flavours, very little carbonation. As it warmed, flavours and alcohol became more intense. Slightly bitter finish but again, this is overshadowed by the alcohol. I thought it tasted a little stale as well, like it was sitting in the bottle for a little too long (even though that shouldn’t have affected this sort of beer). Not bad, but maybe a little disappointing.

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