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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1334   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 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 (1464) - 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 (209) - 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 (670) - 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 (777) - 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 (1687) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zgpt (31) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours translucent brown with small head. Smell is very nice, malty. Taste is mild copper but smooth, palate is slightly pale for my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diabobale (455) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - FEB 8, 2016
Appena la si stappa e prima ancora di versarla nel bicchiere, questa birra in stile scotch ale è esplosiva al naso, con tante note caramellate e di pane nero, di whisky e frutta secca (prugna), lievissime le note tostate. Il colore è mogano con bei riflessi aranciati e rubino, con una schiuma non abbondante di color beige e dalla consistenza cremosa, ottima anche la persistenza che accompagna tutta la bevuta. Il corpo è abbastanza strutturato, assai vellutato e dolciastro, con una carbonazione bassa ma con bollicine finissime. Al palato tanto caramello e frutta secca (prugna e albicocca), con sentori legnosi e di whisky. Buono il retrogusto ancora dolciastro e a tratti vinoso. La beva non è facile ma risulta assai calda e avvolgente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (1163) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Klar, mörkt läder brun, khaki färgat skum. Doft: Malt, lager, äpplen, frukt, frisk höstluften, skogsjord. Smak: Som doft. Lagringsbar i 10år enligt flaskan, och den här behöver några år på sig tror jag. Provade flaskan endast 4mån.

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