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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: 1190   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Tried during CMU Scotch Ale Tasting. Aromas of toffee, honey, alcohol and dark fruits. Sweet taste with a bit of a harsh finish. Medium body and medium high carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2196) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Murky brown with white ring. Vinous, date honey aroma, a little sweet, a little bitter and a little, non-offensive, alcoholic taste. Soft-to-no carbonation, vinous finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Cervesa fosca amb presència d’escuma, molt acaramelada. Cerveza oscura con presencia de espuma, muy acaramelada.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (314) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 30 juin 2003. Bière brune. Mousse très peu, pas de formation de col. Très très peu effervescente. Arôme de "barley wine". Goût de café marqué, très amère en finale. Gagnerait à avoir un peu plus d’effervescence. Bien équilibrée, pas trop sucrée, alcool ne ressort pas trop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (492) - ITALY - APR 26, 2014
33 cl bottle. Dark color, burgundy with a big creamy nutty head. Aroma is toasted malts, earthy, woody, nuts. Theres a liquory leftover, with dark chocolate and bittering hops. Taste is balanced, finish is bitter. Creamy texture, medium body, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2161) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
3/20/2010. From bottle. Cloudy light brown with a tan head. Caramel aromas with hints of oak. Creamy mouthfeel, caramel and malt flavors with some sweet flavors on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Pours dark caramel with a pronounced head. Smells sweet and malty. Sweet on the palate with a smooth finish. Creamy mouth feel makes this an easy drinking. Quite nice

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks. Pours hazy brown with a beige head, aroma of caramel, bread, cookies, flavor of caramel, bread, acidic, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thebullshornbar (72) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
This is a richly balanced ale. With notes of toffee, caramel, raisins and banana bread being complimented with light woodsy tannins and earthy, almost dusty, hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, süß, würzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, nussig, Karamell, Gewürze.


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