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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: 1191   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10423) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. DArk amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma, rasin and prune notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter nice finish. Fantastic creamy palate. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Dark brown with medium off white head leaving laces. Aroma has roasted malt, ripe fruits and liquerice. Flavor is moderate sweet with roasted malt, caramel, spices and ripe fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear deep dark brown colour with a good mostly diminishing light brown head. Soft sweet aroma of roasted caramel and malt, dark fruits, some chocolate, bitter hops. and bit of alcohol. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has roasted malt with dark fruits, bit of chocolate, bitter hops and wood. Bitter roasty woody finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10275) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Malt, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is fruity as well. Alcohol notes and some malt. Ends on a sweet note with a light alcoholburnt. Decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10133) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
Dark brown with a descent head. The aroma is weird, and the association I get is a dirty, wet dog! The mouthfeel is semi-oily. The flavour is complex, the notes are earthy, basement, wet, dirty dog, raisins soaked in rum and port wine, myrtle, oak and tannic acid. A very "alternative" beer that is a challenge to the taste buds.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10127) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10023) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
Bottled, Filtered, 330ml, aged 4.5yrs. Ruby to brown with beige head. What a beautiful looking beer, it has the appearance of a rich burgundy, but with a head. It is smooth, the ageing has worked particularly well, fusing the parts into one luscious, rounded, full beer. There is a blackcurrant and winey raisin note to it, warming in the alcohol, there is a sweetness on the finish. Very, very good

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2002
Bought in 1985 and hidden in my cellar all those years. Alc % on the label: 6%. Overwhelming porto aroma. Carbonation has almost disappeared. Porto taste with blackcurrant, raisins and pure chocolate. A bit metallic and buttery aftertaste. A very special beer that has survived 17 years of storage under less than ideal circumstances well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - 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


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