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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: 1330   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10416) - 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 (10284) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is nutty, chocolate, taste is similar, toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10214) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10197) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
330 ml bottle. BBE Aug/22. Ukkometso, Tampere, Finland. Dark ruby red colour with a tiny off-white head. Berries, malt, sweetness, mild hops and mild alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is sweet malt, alcohol, berries, mild bitterness and mild vinous elements. Smooth and rich. 7.2% kicks slightly in after couple of sips. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle @ Voldby řlmesse. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, dark fruits. Flavor is malt, caramel, earth, wood, dark fruits, light coffee. Medium body, average carbonation. 310813

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10088) - 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......

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of overripe fruit, light caramel, malt, bread and raisins. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (9932) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2015 very malty, smokey, and slicker than snot on a glass eye!!! this is a great beer. one of the best of this style, i highly recomend it. it’s a little pricey for the tiny bottle, but totally worth it. 2015 - bigger size for roughly the same price I paid for 10 oz before. takes a while to open up...next time I’ll just slightly chill it. Too cold, it’s good. Near room temp it’s still phenomenal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
The Market Cross brewpub was nice enough to share this one with me at the HBF. Pours amber, with aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Tastes fruity, with caramel, chocolate, nuts, bourbon, and hops at the finish. Very complex.


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