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Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Scotch Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1165   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.


deanso's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, - JAN 30, 2013
35cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Ok off white head. Caramel taste. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
3/20/2010. From bottle. Cloudy light brown with a tan head. Caramel aromas with hints of oak. Creamy mouthfeel, caramel and malt flavors with some sweet flavors on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Pours dark caramel with a pronounced head. Smells sweet and malty. Sweet on the palate with a smooth finish. Creamy mouth feel makes this an easy drinking. Quite nice

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks. Pours hazy brown with a beige head, aroma of caramel, bread, cookies, flavor of caramel, bread, acidic, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thebullshornbar (65) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
This is a richly balanced ale. With notes of toffee, caramel, raisins and banana bread being complimented with light woodsy tannins and earthy, almost dusty, hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (854) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Clear reddish brown, brown head. Nose is sweet caramel, raisins, toasty malt. Flavour is bready-malty sweetness, hints of wood and licorice. Dry finish. Good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (366) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 08.2022. Pours brown without head. Aroma is burst of caramel with hints of alcohol. Taste is intense caramel, sweetness, malt dark fruits, and roast. Overall: nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours clear red-brown, thin white head just sustained with gentle carbonation. Aromas of burnt sugar and spice. Taste brings vanilla, quite sweet, but not overly so. Light bitter at the end. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (205) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 18, 2014
Red/brown color, no head. You can taste the alcohol a little bit, but not too much. Cocoa aroma. Full body and no carbonation. Good one, but kinda expected more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (243) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
Clear brown color, thin tan head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, dark chocolate. Medium sweet taste with dry finish. I loved it.


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