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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: 1260   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Molasses-brown with an immediate aroma of malt and rich fruit. Flavor of currents and toffee, pleasant and complex--but not so complex as to overwhelm. Enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2005
Dark reddish colour with small off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with spices. Fruity flavor with hints of berries.. Slightly thin palate.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
An ugly looking beer,brown with no head or fizz.Molasses alcohol nose. Flavor of toffee,molasses,malt and alcohol..basically flat. Not a good effort

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2005
Aroma:scotch,light caramel Appearance:Red brown good head. Flavor:Caramel bitterness at the start,alcool anmd fruity at the end

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Well, it’s enjoyable, and quite balanced in my opinion. But it’s lack of bottle conditioning take away from the palate and the appearance. It costs too much for what it is.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Dark and brackish with minimal head. A persimmon bread and grapes aroma. The flavor is one-dimensional, but on multiple levels and has a veg-herb touch. Twigs and berrys galore. A light sweetness. Very good and quite charming. Taxonomically, it must be variety or subspecies of an English Strong Ale, as it is quite unique to be lumped into such a sinful catagory.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10683) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Malt, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is fruity as well. Alcohol notes and some malt. Ends on a sweet note with a light alcoholburnt. Decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
Bottled. A dark purply-brown coloured beer with a warming aroma with creamy vanilla hints and Christmas berries. The taste also has vanilla with nice spices and currants all mixed in. A very nice very drinkable very well balanced beer which warms the cockles

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.


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