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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: 1161   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 (4662) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - 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 (843) - 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 (342) - 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 (2166) - 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 (191) - 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 (229) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paul_the_frog (33) - FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
ok ok. strong ale nice bitterness that comes after the first sweet malty-caramel taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1048) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
(bottle 14/03-2014) medium beige head, clear dark red brown color, rather smooth complex taste, balanced wood taste, soft co2, fit body. BB date aug 22.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Doskonale piwo. Miedziano czerwone w odcieniu ze srednia piana ale znaczaca slady na kufelku. Tradycyjne piwo w smaku. Karmelowe lekki posmak toffi. Figowy aromat. Intensywny. Tradycja i doswiadczenie starego browaru to sama klasa w sobie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma: massive caramel malts, banana. Appearance: dark brown/black, small beige creamy head.Taste: medium to heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, dark ripe berries, dried fruits, low carbonation. Overall: big fan of this Scotch Ale, both massive aroma and complex palate, extremely enjoyable. Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.


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