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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: 1232   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2004
Lovely coppery colour with a fine creamy head. Fig nose and brandy like alcohol hints. The flavour is as expected with a huge amount of ABV presence. This is a fine beer but it does lack a complexity that is required of one that should be in the top 10 percentile.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Clear mahogany color with no head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavors of malt, yeast and raisins. Very Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
aroma of malts,honey,and plums.very murky brown color with very little head.the flavor is nice and very complex.with hints of brown sugar,cherries,malts,and a nice clean finish.this is really,really good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
The other traquair drink is a wonderful stong ale in that it’s flowing with malts and this distinctly mead malting that comes with so many scottish beers. Abound with honey, caramels, malts, smoke and molasses. This is another great traquair drink.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Not a bad beer at all. The aroma is sweet and memorable. It hides the alcohol content very well. Great with red meats.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Beerbistro Winterfest and Vintage Tasting. Dark amber colour with a frothy and bubbly off-white head. Fruity, molasses, very light alcohol, cherry, and raisin aroma. Molasses, light cherry and raisin, relatively clean finish. Disappointing mouthfeel - thin and almost watery palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2004
from the bottle. poured a muddy amber with no head. aroma, like a port wine, malts, caramels, honey , black licorice with a hint of alcohol some smoke. flavor 1st sip did nothing 2nd sip I let it linger around in the mouth for a little while than the flavors came out. yum. sweet chocolate, honey, malts, port wine, caramel, a little bit of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13118) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2004
Bottled
Dark ruby brown, small brown head. Dark malty, sweetish, portwine-like nose. Medium-bodied, crisp and smooth, liquerish. Hdes alcohol very well, dangerously easy to drink. Chocolaty, roasted aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 12, 2004
An excellent ale. Pours a very dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, maybe a touch of smoke and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is rich andmalty with a touch of caramel and chocolate. Sweetish and mildly fruity. Thin bodied and very smooth. I liked it quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Poured a darker, reddish brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Light and subtle aromas and tastes of caramel and other malts. Nutty. Dark fruits. Smooth to drink. Complex flavors that work well. I liked this one.


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