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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1242   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
Thick sweet malty low carbonatated creamy scottish great for sipping. Now if that isn’t a great run-on of adjectives I don’t know what is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2002
I prefer the Orkney Skullsplitter, personally. Decent flavor and very complex. A bit bitter. Strong and very malty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10789) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2002
Bought in 1985 and hidden in my cellar all those years. Alc % on the label: 6%. Overwhelming porto aroma. Carbonation has almost disappeared. Porto taste with blackcurrant, raisins and pure chocolate. A bit metallic and buttery aftertaste. A very special beer that has survived 17 years of storage under less than ideal circumstances well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2003
Amber coloured beer with a medium creamy head. Fruity and woody aroma. Rather sweet, sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 10, 2003
Ruby colour with disappearing head. The taste is very complex: it's malty, with light traces of caramel and wine flavour and it's a bit salty. Very particular, but not really my favourite beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Typical scottish ale, except this one is overpriced and not near as flavorful as it should be. Definetly tastes better as it warms. Very watered down and weak tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2980) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s, Toronto. Poured a deep syrupy looking brown, very little head. Strong malt and whiskey flavours, very little carbonation. As it warmed, flavours and alcohol became more intense. Slightly bitter finish but again, this is overshadowed by the alcohol. I thought it tasted a little stale as well, like it was sitting in the bottle for a little too long (even though that shouldn’t have affected this sort of beer). Not bad, but maybe a little disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 9, 2004
dark brown to orange. slightly long head. melissa is my love. oh. off topic, umm.. the beer, yea. ugh its not as good as i expected. i thought it was the jaquibte ale that i purchased. or however you spell it. yea but it tastes good. the people next to me are talking much shit about my rating. but i showed em up. bc i have testicles large than grape vines. i love ratebeer.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Beerbistro Winterfest and Vintage Tasting. Dark amber colour with a frothy and bubbly off-white head. Fruity, molasses, very light alcohol, cherry, and raisin aroma. Molasses, light cherry and raisin, relatively clean finish. Disappointing mouthfeel - thin and almost watery palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour with a small tan head. Light roasted raisin aroma and a sweet raisin light roasred dry bitter taste. Medium body and a sweet bitter dry finish.


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