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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1161   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Landmonger (153) - USA - MAR 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug, dark brown with reddish hints, the aroma is malt and a little oak, some smoky flavor with mild tang and some bitterness, the feel is thin and nice wamth at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jbfd2 (7) - - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Pours dark caramel with a pronounced head. Smells sweet and malty. Taste great! Sweet on the palate with a smooth finish. Creamy mouth feel makes this an easy drinking wee-heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2115) - FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 08/2022. Pours clear dark amber in color with a nice creamy tan head. Really mild aroma with some dark malts and faint hints of toffee. Malty taste, some salty licorice and perhaps dark fruityness too is present. Feels a bit light at first, but somehow steps up and gets better towards the finish. Behind the salty licorice there’s some vague smokyness and bitter chocolate in aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy dark brown body with a medium off-white head. Lively carbonation. Nice lacing. Mild aroma of red apple, grass, toffee and wood. Flavour of liquorice, raisin and leather. Tastes a bit like a Belgian Dubbel, and much lighter than its 7.2% ABV. Thin body with an oily mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Quite an unusual beer, and more subtle than I was expecting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (285) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
500ml bottle - pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Figs, cocoa, toasted grain, anise for aroma. Flavor starts carmel toffee sweet with black licorice and light bitter chocolate notes in the finish. Traquair House Ale is a fantastic scotch ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2200) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, molasses, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, oak, light vanilla, light clove, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes with moderate oak presence;and good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, molasses, toffee, oak, light clove, light vanilla, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering flavors of raisin, plum, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, molasses, toffee, oak, light clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast flavors with light-moderate oak presence; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome scotch ale! All around great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors with light-moderate oak presence; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (612) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle from the Hogs Back Brewery shop. Pours deep chestnut with a small cream head. Taste is quite vinous and spicy with notes of raisin, coffee, evident alcohol and a finish that is a little woody and smokey. Nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (1364) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
(from Fall 201 notes) A - dark, slightly reddish, amber S. slightly smokey, but less so than many Scottish ales. M - a bit lighter than suggested by the appearance. Tasty, interesting, and highly drinkable. Outstanding! A must try ale from a small Scottich brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1603) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown with medium brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, oak, vanilla and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with some creeping bitters. Medium bodied, easy to drink with alcohol well hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danimerolone (19) - ITALY - JAN 16, 2014
Bottiglia. Al naso una bella nota caramellata, non eccessiva ma molto elegante. Bel colore, discreta carbonatazione; in bocca fantastiche sensazioni di prugna, frutta rossa sciroppata, vinosità appena accennata. Chiude bella morbida anche se a mio giudizio perde un p̣ se tenuta nel bicchiere, va gustata in fretta.


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