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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: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11360) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11352) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an average off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, roasted malt, hops and fruit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11290) - 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 (11076) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (11055) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010
Date: December 25, 1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: total beverage, DC
Appearance: deep cloudy rusty amber, whispy fine head
Aroma: rich sweet carmel malt aroma with just a touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich dry malt flavor, underlying bitterness, lasting through the finish
Overall: tasty but not worth $7 for 11 oz

Date: February 09, 2010
Mode: bottle
Words: tmac woodstock
Appearance: muddy brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet brown sugar and caramel aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, gritty brown sugar sweetness, dark caramel, touch of ripe fruit, just a hint of bitterness to rein in the sweetness
Overall: much better than years past

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Date: December 08, 2004
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 1996
Score: 3.1
Aroma: big sweet alcoholic aroma with some earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruity ripe plum character, nice mellow sweetness, slightly thin, a bit oxadized contributing to a light bitter finish
Overall: age has helped this beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle, total wine. brown color with a whitish head. Aroma is fruity and malty...seems like it might be sweet. And it is a bit sweet. I get some good fruity notes and some wood too. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10589) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10563) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. A bit smoky, rich toffee, caramel malty, light chocolate, a bit fruity aroma. Big burnt sugar, toffee, dark caramel malty, light chocolate, somewhat smoky, herbal flavor. Pretty interesting.


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