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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: 1247   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.


madchemist83's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
madchemist83 (135) - USA - FEB 7, 2011
Absolute ecstasy ... everything is perfect even better when conditioned in bottle. I had 2003 and it was like a cognac of beers. Amazing


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
330 mL bottle. Clear dark brown pour, thin but fairly long lasting light brown head. Caramel aroma, some wood, light roast. Taste is semi sweet, vanilla, caramel, oak. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1531) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle from Favourite Beer Cheltenham. Deep almost black colour with a tan head. Dried and spiced fruit aroma with a dark toffe sweetness. Taste also has the sweetness, with more dried fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Thanks minutemat! Dark brown, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet with notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel. Rather dry bitter finish. Well balanced. Good!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (606) - truckee, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Smells like a light sweet cup of alacholic coffee. Clear brown color with lasting thin head. Malty but thinner then expected, turn a bit fruity rinsed to a light after taste. Really delicious.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3245) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bottle 0,33ltr: Clear brown colored with an red glow. Quite bitter taste with hints of burned alcohol, toffee, caramel and dried fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
30.12.2014. Dark brown, head disappears immediately completely. Aroma of dried fruits, brown sugar sweetness, molasses, wood. Taste has dried fruits, wooden bitterness, molasses, slight ethanol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
branko (56) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 26, 2015
0,33 bottle. Dark red color with beige head. Alcohol, caramel, plums and carob aroma. Alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee/espreso/toffee taste. Aroma is big plus of this beer. Nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (172) - - MAR 10, 2015
Awesome beer, lovely dark colour, tastes of dark fruits..................................

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2102) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a lovely maroon with off white head. Aromas of bubblegum, dark fruit, and vanilla. Nice balanced malts, bubblegum, dark fruits and a nice bitter finish. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (951) - - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a clear reddish brown color. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel and some oak.


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