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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 a brown coloured ale, with a rich aroma, and a complex caramally malty flavour.TK 2 Bottle at home ... Deep red ... Sweet maly fruits little smokey nose ... Spicy rich mlats ... little tart ... some fruits little citrus 2.8->3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
Sample at Aarhus beerfestival. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt and hops. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle. Deep ruby colour with thin beige head. Liquor like aroma with deep brown sugar and black treacle. Smooth in mouth though and strength doesn’t dominate too much. Perfect to watch a game of rugby with on a winter’s afternoon. Good quality with lasting dry hop treacle finish. Seems odd mix, but it works well

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
33clbottle@vinensverden,Odense: Pours dark amber with a little shortly living head. Aroma & taste are caramel, bread, sugar & dark fruits. Quite sweet. Medium bodied. Very quaffable!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14008) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle. (RBNAG 07) Pours a clear, dark brown with a beige head. Quite sweet and malty aroma with a hint of peat. Caramel, roasted malt and some dried fruits in the aroma, not to forget the peaty notes. Quite sweet and malty finish. Full to medium mouthfeel. A nice and peaty beer I must rerate some day. (071103)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle at home - Clear dark brown - no head. High malty, ryebread, burned malts, raisins, caramel, light ryness, roasted, some sharpness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13774) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Bottle. Malty aroma, slightly roasted. Chestnut colour, small head. Flavour is malty, sharpish. Aftertaste is also a bit sharp.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12989) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2004
Bottled
Dark ruby brown, small brown head. Dark malty, sweetish, portwine-like nose. Medium-bodied, crisp and smooth, liquerish. Hdes alcohol very well, dangerously easy to drink. Chocolaty, roasted aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
A good Scottish ale - full of malty flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
This is a rich Scottish ale with a dark brown color light white head. Is slightly spicy with a hint of oak and vanilla.


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