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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

Bright92's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bright92 (9) - - NOV 10, 2012
A really dark coffee colour with one finger head which leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and hints of coffee and alcohol. Taste is much the same as the nose. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a big off white head that fizzed away quite quickly. Aroma is sweet, fruit, alcohol. Flavour matches with a soft, woody finish. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
A deep brown almost black body with a very thin white head that didnt leave much lace. Aroma of malt, caramel, and a hint of licorice. Flavor was similar to the aroma with the flavors taking on a toasted, nutty flavor, kinda earthy. Overall a very smooth beer thats worth a try. Originally rated on 10/23/08

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1479) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Clearish brownish reddish beerish. Aroma is woody and fruity, wet grain. Fruity raisin, light vanilla, very sweet and medium bitterness. Really nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger (257) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle at home, 29/08/16. Bought a couple of years ago, still BB 2021. Rich aroma - raisens, brown sugar, rum. Dark brown. Thin ring of a beige head. Medium sweet and bodied. Oily finish on the tongue with a burn from the alcohol at the back of the throat. Spices, raisens, something I can’t pick out along the lines of almonds. Just been doing DIY so was going to have something lightet but had this at room temperature as nothing in the fridge. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (989) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
Brunrød farge med beige skum. Lukter av mørke stenfrukter og noe sødme. Smaker av sjokolade og kaffe. Noe søtt og salt i avslutningen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
A small taste from wiosna (bottle) @ Oak Barrel. Pours deep amber with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, coffee and hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (468) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Copper colored. Toffee and caramel aromas, ripe fruits. Taste is caramel sweet, fruity, never too sweet. Dry finish with some wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoTheO (122) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Dark brown with a reddish tint. Light offwhite head. Sweet bready aroma and caramel. Malty taste with more caramel and sweetness like molasses. Me like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2016
2012 vintage.
Visited Traquair house on my stay in Peebles just down the way back in 2006. The only beers of a long trip I never noted down. Good to have a few bottles ageing away now so into a chalice this one goes. At cellar temperature it settles out quickly with little head bar a film of tannish bubbles. The body a deep, russet brown and slightly hazy - unexpected for its ’well-kept’ age. Nose is musty and dominated by meaty umami and caramelised fruit mince, hints of date, spruce, damp wood, sherry, leather and sodden earth. On the palate it is vinous, rather tart and fruity whilst still thrusting forward a very earthy and complex malt profile. Light hint of roasted carob, tea leaves, musty oak barrels, grilled beef, leather and cocoa powder heightens its lack of sprightly carbonation. The body medium with the light berry-like acidity of the swallow matched by meaty malts give off a full finish and lasting presence in the olfactories. It is warming but this marries in well. A touch of smoke and charred berries builds giving it a gentle bitterness. A very well balanced, complex and yet restrained, and contemplative brew. A tribute to the house of Traquair. (33cL, BBE 12/20, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1458) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2016
Negro con reflejos rojizos y espuma beis. aromas de uva pasa, fruto seco, anís, bizcocho. Cuerpo medio-alto, sabor de uva pasa, avellana, final seco y largo.

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