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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 27, 2011
bottle, 033. Deep brown with gentle carbonation and tight head. Coffe hops and chocolate in aroma. Note: stranissima inglese: molta schiuma ed molti aromi sprigionati all’olfatto..sembra l’anello di congiungione tra belgio e uk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 11, 2010
33cl bottle: Pours dark brown with a vanishing, off-white head. Raisiny, sherry-like aroma, very rich and deep, a little chocolatey and smokey. The best thing about this is the lovely, creamy and fine-bubbled mouthfeel, with lots of caramel and dried fruits in the flavour. Bittersweet finish. A beer best enjoyed on stormy autumn evenings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Amazing beer. Pours DARK amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malty, a little fruit (plums?) with toffee/caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet. Very complex flavor. Chocolate, caramel, maple. I'm not sure what else, but it is good! Little hop flavor. The alcohol does the job to balance the malt. A slight astrigent/alcohol aftertaste. A very good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2000
I’ll agree w/ beergirl, smells just like Sam Adams Triple Bock. The body is thinner and the maple flavor a bit more pronounced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2006
Medium beige head on a mahogonay body. Sweet, nutmeg, caramel aromas. Rich tasting maltiness, toffee like with a dark fruity finish. A bit of smokyness as well. Mysterious flavors and aromas, but it makes for a damn nice beer. Medium mouthfeel on this, and medium CO2. Overall, very nice, wish it werent so damn expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2006
A dark walnut brown pour with a very slight tan head. Roast caramel aroma and some mild malt and dark fruit. Taste is, again, roast caramel and some dark fruit. Palate is exceptionally smooth, outstanding. Overall an unoffensive ale that has broad appeal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2004
good beer, very impressed, pours a dark cloudy brown color, rich and chocolatey taste, strong aroma, very malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
Peaty aroma and malty/smoky-sweet flavor. As a hop-lover, I was a little put off by the flavor of this beer. There was almost no head, the color was a lovely rich and welcoming brown. The flavor was too malty for my taste, though. Too jarring.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Rich aroma of sweet toffeeish malt with raisin and perhaps a touch of vanilla. Flavor adds a mild sweet coffee note and a nice hint of bitterness

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