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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: 1197   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.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (390) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 18, 2014
Red/brown color, no head. You can taste the alcohol a little bit, but not too much. Cocoa aroma. Full body and no carbonation. Good one, but kinda expected more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (410) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
Clear brown color, thin tan head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, dark chocolate. Medium sweet taste with dry finish. I loved it.

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 (1125) - 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 (3175) - 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 (1006) - 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 (156) - 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 (2402) - 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 (1316) - 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.


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