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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1330   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22676) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2005
Dark brown colour with creamy off-white head. Malty aroma with hints of caramel. Some hints of smokey arome too. The flavor is malty with hints of caramel and licorice. Nice aftertaste with some hints of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2005 The beer pours to a a dark brown body with light red highlights. Looks like a nice wood color. The beer has a creamy off-white head. The aroma kinda reminds me of a Thomas Hardy’s Ale. I get dark fruits, brown sugar, tobacco, grapes, licorice, and peat. Like a fine wine. Very complex. The flavor is nice. Also similar to Thomas Hardy’s. Even though they’re different styles, they’re similar in most aspects. The flavor has licorice and tobacco with smooth dark fruits and syrup/molasses. rosemary? The mouthfeel is coating and medium bodied with that winey feel. This is a good brew and well worth the $4.79.

Was able to try a 20 year old bottle from DenverLogan. Thanks!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Robe brune claire aux reflets roux surmontée d’une mince mousse beige. Arômes de noix, de bois et d’épices. Saveurs de malt brun, de noix, de bois et de houblon amérisant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Smell is liquoicey and a bit cloying. Dark colour with a weak head. Smoky flavour with standard dark ale characters. Not a bad example of the style, but I’ve had better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17143) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Liquor like aroma with deep brown sugar and black treacle. Smooth in mouth though and strength doesn’t dominate too much. Perfect to watch a game of rugby with on a winter’s afternoon. Good quality with lasting dry hop treacle finish. Seems odd mix, but it works well

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2005
A Mes rate: Dusty old tobacco aroma with some malt too. Great dark ruby red body topped with a tan head that settles quickly to a thin film but lasts well. Slightly smokey with some caramel, toffee and more tobacco in the flavour. Strangely meaty too. Pork maybe? Slightly metallic in the finish which I dont like and a little bit thin in the mouthfeel. Not a patch on the awesome Jacobite which is at this time the only other beer I have tasted from this brewer. Still a damn fine ale though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Poured a clear dark golden amber. Sweet and malty with caramel and an earthiness. Earthiness continues through to flavor. Malty and thin with a dry woody finish. Can taste the alcohol in this. Surprisingly warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle, dark brown pour, maybe some orange hints. Caramel malty peaty aroma with some smoke. Big caramel malty flavors, some fruity plum esters too. Nice and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Poured a dark red/brown, with a thick two finger head that slowly faded to a nice cap. There was quite a bit of lacing. Smell; tons of malt, caramel, some vanilla and a little bit of alcohol. Taste; the malts are there in your face, it has a little smokiness to it, and the caramel and vanilla really come through in the finish. There’s almost no hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was thick and velvety, really nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours dark orange / red to light brown in color with a decent beige head that fades quickly. Aroma is so earthy it is almost worm-like, with a little peat smoke and dark malt. Roasted malt, a little coffee, and some toffee or licorice in flavor. A little more hop bitterness than I expect for this style. If the aroma was so overpowering earthy, I would like this one alot more, but still pretty good.


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