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


on tap

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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (2231) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Yeast, malt, alcohol and Mazarin in the fragrance. Malty, light ash coal and burnt taste. Okay bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. A little too bitter for me. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1087) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2016
0.33l bottle. Deep ruby body, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, reisins and figs. Taste of figs, plums, chocolate, caramel and reisins. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. The finish has some bitterness too. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
martinbach (1) - - MAR 12, 2016 does not count
A brown dark color. A lot of sirup caramel and a nose of coffee. The taste is long and despite the 7.2 in alcoholic there is almost no taste of it. Perfect balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille. Nez malté de caramel toffee sucré (légèrement rôti et terreux, aux notes fumées) avec des notes de chocolat et de sucre brun, légèrement fruité (notes de raisins, de dates et traces de cassis) et avec des notes de houblon herbeux, d’alcool très doux, de noix et boisées. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture crémeuse. Goût fruité légèrement boisé (dates, léger de raisins, traces de prunes et de cerises noires) avec de faibles notes de vanille et d’épices (faibles notes de clou de girofle?) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté moyennement sucré et terreux de caramel toffee (présence de rôti-brûlé) avec un léger goût de chocolat noir puis vient enduite une moyenne amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux, d’alcool très doux ainsi qu’un léger goût de fumée boisée et des notes de noix. Arrière-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux, de rôti, d’alcool très doux avec des notes de noix, de fumée boisée et fruité (moût de raisins). [notes 2005]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keek1867 (4) - - MAR 2, 2016 does not count
amber-dark-brown color, mid-sized head, head disappears rather quickly. sweet and malty taste & smell. low-mid carbonation overall: decent ale. I’d recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1360) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle at home from Alesella dark brown Fruity sweet aroma flavour is plums boozy raisins soft Brown sugar Sweet treacle finish with strong alcohol presence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewhemia (154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
Deep amber/red with off white head. Strong aroma of marzipan and raisins. The taste is sweet with a light toasty touch with bitter finish. Good tasting beer. Medium to full body. Over all I find it a little artificial in its complexity. Had hoped for some more subtle complexity both in the aroma and the taste, since I loved the few other wee heavys Ive had (founders Backwoods Bastard e.g.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (622) - PORTUGAL - FEB 23, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 17C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: prominent alcohol aroma mixed with moderate malt presence with toasty notes and mild dark caramel. medium-low presence of esters remembering dried plums and grapes. no hop discernible. no diacetyl. APPEARANCE: dark brown color and translucent. moderate-low dark ivory head with medium-low to loe retention. some leg formation. TASTE: malt flavor with notes similar to aroma with medium intensity (toasty, caramel). peppery alcohol present in balance with the malt. esters very faint of dark raisins and plums. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. no hop flavor discernible. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. alcohol warmth present but in moderate strength. OVERALL: a wee-heavy with a nice blend of aromas and flavors, with a present alcohol note. would benefit with a bit mode body, carbonation and caramel aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamTheBarrel (761) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2016
330ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear mahogany brown with a medium sized frothy beige head that reduced quickly. Aroma of caramel, orange marmalade and toffee. Flavours of caramel, toffee, syrup loaf, brown sugar and orange peels. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full-medium bodied, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. Overall a decent Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1600) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
Jam, marmalade, dried fruits, plums, figs, alcohol, earthy, grass, herbal. Ruby colour, small tan head. Rather sweet, medium bite, lightly salty. ABV well hidden. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweetish finish.

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