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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: 1204   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Pours a clear, dark cola color. A small, bubbly, off-white film settles to a swirly, wispy film with a bubbly edge. Minimal, sudsy lacing drapes itself about the glass. The aroma is reminiscent of flat root beer. Toasted caramel, molasses, oak and vanilla comprise the bulk of the nose. A subtle fruitiness adds a layer of complexity. The flavor is slightly different. Sweet caramel meets overly ripened dark fruits, and a touch of woodsy oak and vanilla. Medium bodied, with a fairly still mouthfeel. A touch of bitter hops bite down at the end, as the beer fades into a quick finish. Decent beer, but I had higher hopes for this one.

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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Tried during CMU Scotch Ale Tasting. Aromas of toffee, honey, alcohol and dark fruits. Sweet taste with a bit of a harsh finish. Medium body and medium high carb.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (179) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2014
Tasted at Craftissimo. Quite light and drinkable for a scotch ale. Malt, dried fruit, slight oak. Very smooth palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
A good Scottish ale - full of malty flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
having tried the jacobite version prior to tasting this one, i was not all that impressed. pretty much a ’dressed down’ version of the jacobite ale. fruity, vinious aroma, lovely ruby brown color, but the FLAVOR just wasn’t there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Interesting. Woody aroma. Deep brown color. Little head that was gone almost immediately. Initial flavor was sweet but then it started to focus into more of a bar-b-que flavor. medium to light body. Short finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2003
Bottled. Dark brown/reddish colour. Vineous, iron-like aroma. Juniper berry background in the flavour with chocolate notes and quite vineous too with a slight smokey finish. Long aftertaste!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattj (10) - USA - NOV 3, 2003
Nice but not noteworthy. Very chocolatey and almost stout like in taste and mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1152) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Sweet nose to this brown pour with off white head. Very sweet off the start with a big bitter finish. I liked the balance to this beer a lot.


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