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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1327   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 12, 2001
I’ll go with the concensus here, it does in fact smell like SA Triple Bock, however this is only a moderate-dark brown color, and is carbonated. Thinner bodied (compared to Triple Bock though!), very malty and sweet. This may well be the most complex beer I’ve ever tried...I can’t even begin to pick out everything. I definitely detect some vanilla in there, perhaps some maple, a hint of sherry. Aftertaste only becomes more complex while remaining sweet, and the beer itself gets better with every sip. Something you *must* experience - slowly - for yourself. Personally, I enjoyed it very much.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Great colour - deep ruby red, looks like ribena, unfortunately it has about as much head as a ribena too. Aroma is malty, cereal, some biscuit, port, alcohol. Flavour is mild sweetness, a bit of bitterness, well balanced, but definately missing something. The texture is slick, but very thin. Drinkable, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (427) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2015
Rödbrun färg. Torkad frukt i doft. Fyllig smak med torkad frukt och malt. Lite stickig alkohol. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours dark orange / red to light brown in color with a decent beige head that fades quickly. Aroma is so earthy it is almost worm-like, with a little peat smoke and dark malt. Roasted malt, a little coffee, and some toffee or licorice in flavor. A little more hop bitterness than I expect for this style. If the aroma was so overpowering earthy, I would like this one alot more, but still pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - APR 5, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a bit of red...leaves a nice white head with tons of lacing. Aroma is sweet cream, spice, and malt. Flavor is very rich, sweet, and creamy malt. ..delicious. There is also a bit of acidic fruit and some nice finishing spicey bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Though less interesting than the jacobite...II still dig it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Gorgeous dark red colour. Aroma is ’boozey’ rich, very nice. Gorgeous lacing. Lovely ale for the winter months. Caramel, molasses, hay, resin, alcohol, vanilla. A strong ale, that’s what it taste like.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorgosh (423) - SWEDEN - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer introduces itself with a sour prune smell that has a hint of banana lingering in the background. It is Appalachian brown in color and has a small white head that dissolves rather quickly. This beer is thin and watery and only produces a mildly bitter yeasty taste after it is swallowed. (

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (421) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 30 juin 2003. Bière brune. Mousse très peu, pas de formation de col. Très très peu effervescente. Arôme de "barley wine". Goût de café marqué, très amère en finale. Gagnerait à avoir un peu plus d’effervescence. Bien équilibrée, pas trop sucrée, alcool ne ressort pas trop.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (414) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Dark red / brown with nice white head. Roasted aromas. Light and very smooth with taste of mocca and chocolate.


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