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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: 1326   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 It was not that special, I do not know why people like this kind of Ales that much, but it was alittle boorgin, the colour was good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10038) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle. Dried apricot/raisin and strong hops aroma. Cloudy orangish brown color with little head. Sweet dried fruit malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Hops and alcohol flavor well balanced - neither one comes through too strongly. An easy drinking strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle into a chilled glass at the Red Coat Tavern on Woodward Ave. Chilled glass, thick air, and my slightly clogged nose may have diminished sampling of the aroma of this beer, it was nice (roasted malts, a little nutty). Flavour seemed low on hops, high on malty goodness (carmely, nutty, a bit of roasty, very well rounded and deep british ale flavour). Nothing fancy in the palate or anything. Just good, strong, dark brown ale!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Poured from a bottle into an english pint glass. Has a deep chestnut color and a plentiful creamy tan head that mostly diminished. Very little lacing. Aroma was complex: a little sweet, a little vinuous, and later gave way to scotch whisky. The taste was like a sweetened scotch whisky. It had a lengthy earthy finish thatI was I not fond of. Overall it seemed appropriate for the style, but it is not a style I usually really like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2005
Dark reddish brown beer, good head. Malty, sweet nose, sweet caramelly, chocolaty tste, finishes a bit empty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2558) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
At LCRBM: One of the beers I will always remember by the quotes of the others around me - it was soo funny: Lachesis while sticking his nose into the glass:"It’s like a little boy that pukes!" Everybody is looking at him, all others around sticking their nose into the glass - and Hunsell: " Mhhh, right, probably a four year old!" Nodding from all side, when everybody stopped being serious and we crashed laughing. Mahagony color with a nice layer of a head. Dense malt and bread dough nose. Very intense chocolate, molasses taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Heavy malt aroma. Pours dark brown wirth small white head. Sour, sweet, malt, caramel, rich, heavy taste. Not what i was expecting. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle at LCRBM. aromas of caramel and citrushop. taste: malty bitterish, brown candy, sweet and a little hop. finishes long and bitterish. full bodied, good balance. quite nice, but i will re-rate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
Bottled at LC-RBM. Aroma of raisin and plum and other dried fruits. Ruby color, off-white head, fair lace. In the flavor the dried fruits come back again, bitter, light roasted, medium body. Nice but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle. A nice dark pour with an aroma of malt and spice. A lot of malt in this. Quite a nice taste but very thin, watery finish. Your typical Scottish ale but still a very good beer.


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