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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: 1221   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark red color with a nice thin creamy head. Malty aroma with a hint of licorice. Caramel flavor with a light malty finish. Sweet with a woody aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31971) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
25 cL bottle. Pours black with a huge, dense and light tan head slowly turning into a nice lacework. Malty toffee and light fruity aroma. Flavour is light roasted malt and toffee sweet dark caramel with a light bitterness. Light and smooth malt lingering into the finish. Nice and wellbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Bottled. A dark chestnut colored beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, dusty hops, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, spices, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry almost woody finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, orangey brown with a creamy, off-white head leving quite some lacework. Lovely aroma of sherry and overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied with a very soft and smooth mouthfeel. Very complex flavour pattern with woody, oaky accents and vanilla, caramel, sherry, plenty of fruit and even some vitamin accents. The finish is dry. Very complex and pleasant. Another excellent Traquair brew. 180507

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21503) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2005
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits. Flavour of dried fruits and liquorice with light roasted notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper colour, small foamy head. Sweet caramellish malty and hoppy flavour and aroma. Also grapes and fruit in flavour. Long, bitter aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Dark nut brown. Very malty, and rich with notes of caramell, oak and smoke. Salty and well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
28th January 2013
Clear dark brown beer with a small cream - tan coloured head. Palate is light and low carbonation, semi dry. Light cherry sourness under fairly neutral malt. Pinch of dust. Mild tangy orange and semi dry finish. An older bottle from Kulminator has much more obvious cherry with mildly oxidised caramel malt and a little wet wood. More intense all round and I much preferred the older one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 2009-12-26, bb 2006-12-31, possibly 6 years old, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Brown color; short head retention. Mild aroma, a bit cheesy. The mouthfeel becomes a bit thinner, but the flavor keeps good caramel qualities; strong bitterness, it’s evident that some of it comes from the roasted malts; the final is probably shorter, surely thinner. Good, but not much complex.

2004-03-22, 8-4-7-3-14=36
Dark amber color. Malt aroma, sweet, mature. Quite good malt and caramel, medium dry, with a light liquorice final. Pleasant, but far less interesting than the Jacobite Ale.


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