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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: 1246   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma, with notes of toffee and nuts. Brings a nutty, malty flavor, some toffe and creamy notes. Somewhat vinous and very complex. Great body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
A: The pour is dark amber in color with a smallish khaki colored head. S: A really nice nose on this one. Sweet caramel and toffee all the way through with a hint of vanilla. Toasted bread and molasses give an extra bit of maltiness. A rather simple aroma, but quite good. T: There is a hint of booze, but otherwise it’s a rather nice combination caramel and toffee. Some more of the bread and toast character, but it is a touch watery at times. Maybe some brown sugar. M: Medium in body with a low to medium level of carbonation. O: Overall pretty nice. A bit simple to me, but I liked what it had to offer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12096) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11977) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Dark fruity aroma. Sort of a hazy pruny color. No noticeable head. Starts with a hint of anise and some sweetness; thinnish mouthfeel; hints of raisin; a chocolate character follows. Finishes dry. Not very bitter. A woody aspect in the very end. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11959) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
DØE. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, hop, little wood, little chocolate and a little bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11885) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
Wonderful sweet malty aroma, a wee bit of brandy sneaking through. The flavor is rich and complex, the maltiness combined with fruitiness, mild smokiness and some chocolate. Alcohol flavor shows through just a little bit. Aftertaste a bit cloying, but otherwise an excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt. Flavour is sweet, malt, roasted, dried fruits. Quite nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11854) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 8, 2012
Wässriger, etwas oxidierter Beginn mit dezenten Malznoten. Süffig, insgesamt leider etwas langweilig. Besonders zum Ende deutlich wässrig, geringe Malzigkeit. 8/8/9/8/8/8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with a small white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Average plum and spice aroma. Medium body with a oily texture. Good fruity flavor with mild smoke finish of an average duration.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11477) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 Very dark copper colour with a lasting off-white head. Delicate toasted malt aroma, with some dark dried fruits in play. Malty sweet flavour with dried fruit, and a dark malt and hop bitterness that barely balances the sweetness. Vineous and rich sweetness


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