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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: 1254   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9997) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Bottle... This beer rocks!... An incredible, sparkling dark amber hue with a small, creamy, off-white head. Mostly diminishing. The aroma is thick with malt and caramel. Chocolate and toffee notes. Plenty of alcohol in the nose as well. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel. Heavily malty and lightly tangy up front, the flavor is a swirl of alcohol, dark chocolate and caramel flanked by perfectly balanced malt and hops on the backside. A lengthy, somewhat dry and bitter finish with undertones of sweet, sweet alcohol. A very nice Scotch ale. World class beer! I look forward to trying the Jacobite ale as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9955) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, süß, würzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, nussig, Karamell, Gewürze.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9781) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Dark brown color with a nice dark red glare coming through, medium to full sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is quite faint, don’t get much really. Taste is malts, a bit thin, lightly a hint of roastyness, a hint of raisins and dark fruits, lightly bitter. Decent body, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Poured a darker, reddish brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Light and subtle aromas and tastes of caramel and other malts. Nutty. Dark fruits. Smooth to drink. Complex flavors that work well. I liked this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (9324) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
complex flavours in a nice scotch malty brew. Rum and Chocolate, toffee, molasses,nuts Alcohol felt, bit of barley. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9166) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle (purchased at the brasserie): Hazy, ruby amber coloured, small, but persistent foamy layer; moderate toasted-malty, dark-malty and chocolatey nose; solid bitter-sweet flavour, soft MF; lingering fruity, a bit warming and port-wine-like finish. Good, good good......

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9072) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2006
330ml bottle (bb.Dec.2014!) bought at Utobeer, Borough Market in Sept.05. Creamy, off-white head over a dark brown body. Rich flavours of black coffee and chocolatly maltiness. Vague bitter ending. Medium to full bodied.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
Dark amber colour with some ruddy tones as well. Thin but creamy light tan head. Malty aroma with prominent molasses and coffee notes. Light roasted barley, slight fruitiness of dates and apricots, some coffee and just enough bitterness to bring it all together. Very creamy mouthfeel. Finish reminds me of tawny port and becomes more apparent as the beer warms. A well-balanced and delicious beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle. Dried apricot/raisin and strong hops aroma. Cloudy orangish brown color with little head. Sweet dried fruit malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Hops and alcohol flavor well balanced - neither one comes through too strongly. An easy drinking strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
Bottled. A dark purply-brown coloured beer with a warming aroma with creamy vanilla hints and Christmas berries. The taste also has vanilla with nice spices and currants all mixed in. A very nice very drinkable very well balanced beer which warms the cockles


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