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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 1306   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (7453) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diabobale (370) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - FEB 8, 2016
Appena la si stappa e prima ancora di versarla nel bicchiere, questa birra in stile scotch ale è esplosiva al naso, con tante note caramellate e di pane nero, di whisky e frutta secca (prugna), lievissime le note tostate. Il colore è mogano con bei riflessi aranciati e rubino, con una schiuma non abbondante di color beige e dalla consistenza cremosa, ottima anche la persistenza che accompagna tutta la bevuta. Il corpo è abbastanza strutturato, assai vellutato e dolciastro, con una carbonazione bassa ma con bollicine finissime. Al palato tanto caramello e frutta secca (prugna e albicocca), con sentori legnosi e di whisky. Buono il retrogusto ancora dolciastro e a tratti vinoso. La beva non è facile ma risulta assai calda e avvolgente.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (1024) - örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Klar, mörkt läder brun, khaki färgat skum. Doft: Malt, lager, äpplen, frukt, frisk höstluften, skogsjord. Smak: Som doft. Lagringsbar i 10år enligt flaskan, och den här behöver några år på sig tror jag. Provade flaskan endast 4mån.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
330 ml bottle at home. Reddish brown with thin off white head. Aroma is malty, bready and some burnt sugars. Taste is bready, burnt sugar, sweet malt, light hop profile with medium bitterness. Nicely balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dave_Smith (3) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
Appearance: dark-brown, clear, minimal head (I poured carefully). Aroma: caramel, coffee, dark bread. Taste: coffe, dark bread, malty Palete: medium to full body, soft carbonation and long finish Overal: very drinkable Scotch Ale as it should be

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeersweden (457) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Clear, dark mahogny colored beer with a beige, two finger high, head.

Nose: Sweet caramel malt, dried fruit, plum, brown sugar and some tea.
Taste: Again caramel malt, nuts, fudge, chocolate and bread. I get some Coca Cola here also! Strange...
Mouthfeel: A bit light... Light carbonation. Medium to light body. A light bitterness at the end.

Smooth and very drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1133) - CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Appearance: clear deep amber with a short dense light beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dark malt, dried fruit, wood. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full slightly creamy body, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. (4/5) Another decent brew from Traquair house. Not overly sweet, and decent depth of flavour. These guys might be able to change my opinion on wee heavies… (14/20)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2016
From bottle. Pours a dark brown with a one-finger white head. Aroma and taste of caramel and malts. Taste has all the qualities of a Scotch ale, caramel and lovely. Nicely sweet, but not too much. Medium full mouthfeel. Nice bitter sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1137) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle at home thanks to ShivanDragon who gave this to me for Secret Sinterklaas. Dark brown almost black beer, small head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, wood. Taste is the same quite sweet.. nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle, 33 cl. Decent ale, full aroma, warming. Pleasant finish and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1551) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
330ml bottle. Datk copper body with a low head. Chocolate, hint of peat, spices.


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