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Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Scotch Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1306   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2005
Very dark red appearance with a thin creamy head.Really good malty aroma with a slightly toffee,but fruity flavour.Sourish finish,but good.Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (406) - Milano, ITALY - APR 29, 2004
Brown-reddish body, looks like caramel. Nice head, off-white, mostly lasting. Strong and attractive aroma of coffee, fruit, hazelnut, with some woody notes. Also some liquor-like alcohol in the nose, not unpleasantly. Complex taste. Caramel sweetness together with warm, dark, dry, earthy flavours. Very smooth and balanced, medium bodied. Drinkable for its 7,2% ABV. I loved it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2001
I really like the color of this beer. It’s a nice pretty almost red color. The smell seemed oaky... or something. It seemed like it was 50 years old or something. It tasted like it too. It tastes like a deep old beer. With an alcoholic aftertaste. Overall, I liked this beer as it has a drinkable quality, nice good flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle, 33 cl. Decent ale, full aroma, warming. Pleasant finish and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2005
Dark reddish brown beer, good head. Malty, sweet nose, sweet caramelly, chocolaty tste, finishes a bit empty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (394) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Good flavor, a nice rich flavor. A bit of honey and caramel. Very good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorgosh (390) - - DEC 4, 2015
Redan på William Wallaces tid hade skottarna förstånd att sätta sig upp mot överhögheter och lorder som försökte få det strävsamma folket att foga sig. Man visste även att ett stop öl passade sig i stort sett när som helst oavsett tid på dygnet och dag i veckan, och traditionsenliga som skottarna är har inte den vanan ändrats nämnvärt. I ljuset av det känns något så här attitydslöst och fogligt som ett skottskt misslyckande. Ett öl som dansar efter den vanliga väntade (säck)pipan är inget som kommer att få fäste i historieböckerna. Drucket i dag, glömt i morgon, känns inte som en nordbrittisk attityd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
Nearly black beer with some fine laces. The aroma is of aged port or madeira with hints of wood, alcohol and roasted malt. The port goes again in the taste, but malt, dried fruits, roasted grains and cinnamon makes it entry here. Nice bitter end. A very nice beer with complexity and many layers to be explored.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (389) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2007
Dark brown with an small tan head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Full, rich malty flavors. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Very enjoyable, but a bit overpriced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
Deep mahogany color with a quickly dissipating head. Red wine nose. Very dry, with an almond, slightly amaretto flavor. Overall, a bit bland and flat, but better than average.


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