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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: 1260   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (245) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with small brown fast disappearing head. Aroma of caramel and coffee. Finish is nice coffee, little bitterness. Classy beer.

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

3.8
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.1
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.7
   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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (238) - - DEC 24, 2014
Appearance: Deep burgundy, clear, with almost no foam head. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, and a slight woodiness. Nothing stands out. Taste: Rich malty sweetness with flavors of bread crust, caramel, and molasses. A definite roastiness stands out on the backside, which wasnít noticeable in the aroma. Mouthfeel: Medium with a light carbonation, and a hint of alcohol warmth. Finish: Malt forward with a lingering roast. Overall: A showcase of rich malt without some of the smokiness found in other examples. Itís fermented in oak, but I didnít pick up any vanilla, and only a minimal toast or chocolate flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2006
Very reddish-brown colored brew, and an amazing head! Long-lived and off-white, it is still as tall as when I poured the glass! The aroma is sweet, clean, and malty! The taste is initially a bit bland to me but the malt takes over very quickly and it turns into a scotch-like finish, very pleasing! The alcohol content is deceptive, and it *feels* stronger than 7.2 percent! The finish is clean and a bit sticky, especially on the lips. This a complex brew, and I can imagine it tasting differently at different times. Iíll definitely try it again!


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