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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: 1216   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 (5566) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3755) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker brown color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose has some caramel and a bit of yeast, and hints of wood to it. Taste is only slightly sweet with a bit of nutty caramel, and feels extremely smooth. Decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (784) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Encore meilleur que sa petite soeur. Peu de mousse, peu de CO2. Arômes de whisky, de bois fumé. Excellente.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2033) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, and some vanilla; Nicely balanced; Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (338) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Gorgeous dark red colour. Aroma is ’boozey’ rich, very nice. Gorgeous lacing. Lovely ale for the winter months. Caramel, molasses, hay, resin, alcohol, vanilla. A strong ale, that’s what it taste like.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABT_S54 (177) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
33cl bottle poured in a Trappist glass. Pours a very translucent dark amber colour with minimal head and a few bubbles of carbonation. Mouthfeel is flat and watery. Aroma is subdued however, hints at a malt dominated brew. Taste is the same as the aroma with toffee and spicy notes join the malt domination. Very average.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (539) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Oak aged, must have been scotch barrels, because the single-malt scotch flavor is up front. Very nice - sweet, low carbonation, very good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1544) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle->SA. Medium brown with big frothy lite tan head. A: sweet and roasted malts. T: same, with nice lingering bittersweet aftertaste (more sweet than bitter). Nutty and malty. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Thank you Martinus! Tasting glass from 330 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. BBF 08/2022 – seriously dude? Copper red with egg white head. Nose is herbal, syrupy, sweet herbal with lots of sugar, profile is quite Belgian. Taste is lightly bitter herbal upfront followed by strong sweetness, Belgian, cough syrup, thick candy sugar,..; Oily herbal body; I have the same reservations here as I had with Traquair Jacobite Ale, this tastes like an okay Belgian & yet the scores are through the roof, I’m concussed here, is it because it was made outside of Belgium or what?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpkeskinen (251) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Drank from a bottle at a bar. Nice, strong and slightly sweet taste. Quite a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AGRWOOD (7) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Great Grog. Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Soft caramel notes and maybe a banana scent too on the nose. Tastes sweet, vanilla, caramel, sweet dark berries. Slow and warming finish. Very good beer


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