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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1165   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paul_the_frog (33) - FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
ok ok. strong ale nice bitterness that comes after the first sweet malty-caramel taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1051) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
(bottle 14/03-2014) medium beige head, clear dark red brown color, rather smooth complex taste, balanced wood taste, soft co2, fit body. BB date aug 22.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2974) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Doskonale piwo. Miedziano czerwone w odcieniu ze srednia piana ale znaczaca slady na kufelku. Tradycyjne piwo w smaku. Karmelowe lekki posmak toffi. Figowy aromat. Intensywny. Tradycja i doswiadczenie starego browaru to sama klasa w sobie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma: massive caramel malts, banana. Appearance: dark brown/black, small beige creamy head.Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, dark ripe berries, dried fruits, low carbonation. Overall: big fan of this Scotch Ale, both massive aroma and complex palate, extremely enjoyable. Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.

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 (10) - - FEB 22, 2014
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 (2141) - 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 (1060) - 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 (288) - 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 (2215) - 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.


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