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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: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1981) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Clear mahogany with a compact solid tanned head, rich lacing. Malty sweet aroma, dark dried fruit, plum, oak barrels. Creamy mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Earthy, woody and malty taste dried fruits, caramel, oak barrels. Warm and dry finish. Stylish!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pours dark with a slight head. Aromas of light caramel and oats, with hints of currant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2661) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
@ Havregatan 151220. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, roasted malty and caramely with dried fruits and sherry notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (3158) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
Mørk brun med rødskjær, to fingre høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter nøtter, mørke frukter og lett brent karamell. Middels fylde. Smaker bittert, kakaobønner, kaffe og bent karamell, noe salt. Den salte litt brente karamellen sitter igjen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2015
@ Agards väg 16/12-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and dried fruity. Body is medium, the finish is dry with notes of dried fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2711) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2015
Pours dark brown with low off white head Aromas of toffee, fudge, butterscotch, dark bready malts, dark fruits Taste has notes of butterscotch, caramel, toffee, sweet fruityness, hints of dried fruits. Medium sweetness, no to low bitterness, low carbonation, warming mouthfeel

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (560) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2015
Rödbrun färg. Torkad frukt i doft. Fyllig smak med torkad frukt och malt. Lite stickig alkohol. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senap (614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
Rund och något söt. Jag kan ana en viss skumbanan. Trevlig jul eller till brasan öl..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2015
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. hazy amber with off white head. Caramel, syrup, earthy, toast and toffee. Semi dry with medium bitterness and low to medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Pours clear brown with about two fingers of off-white / light tan head. Aroma of nuts, toffee, caramel, malts. Taste is sweet and roasty with light butterscotch note before a light citrusy finish. Light to medium bodied, smooth, with soft carbonation


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