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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1330   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Bottle: Very strong cocoa smell along with some fruit. Pours a hazy dark orangish-brown with virtually no head and slight lacing. Flavor is malty with dark chocolate the initial flavor then finishes bitter. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. I like the chocolate flavor but it’s not quite balanced with the bitter finish to my liking. Still a pretty good beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2004
a slightly smokey yet peaty aroma that follows into the taste. Lots of nice flavors, but a little thin. A great scotch ale and definitely one of the best example of this style that I have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours a brown color with a medium light brown head. Mild aroma, some malts detected, maybe some molasses. Overall, not much going on. Maybe some sweet dark fruits in there too. The taste is definitely quite malty, with just a touch of some hops in the background. A little bit of sweet cinnamon and spice shows up in the finish. The aftertaste was sweet, dark molasses and a slight bitterness. Decent brew, nothing exciting for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2007
bottle. Dark brown color with a fluffy white head that disappear quicly. Aroma is toasted malt and notes of toffee and coffee. Flavor is sweety with a little bitterness, notes of coffee too. Mouthfeel is sweet with a bitterness at finish.

Português: Cerveja Escura com uma espuma fofa que some rápido. Aroma de malte torrado com notas de caramelo e café. Sabor adociacod com pouco amargor e notas de café. Retrogosto é doce com um certo amargor no final

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
33 cl bottle. Dark brown color, beige head. Malty with caramell, some fruit and hops. (RBNAG’07 in Grimstad Nov. 3th.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Great taste: fruity and malty but left a slight bitter aftertaste. Good for a Scottish ale. Prefer Dutch ales but this was good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle. (RBNAG 07) Pours a clear, dark brown with a beige head. Quite sweet and malty aroma with a hint of peat. Caramel, roasted malt and some dried fruits in the aroma, not to forget the peaty notes. Quite sweet and malty finish. Full to medium mouthfeel. A nice and peaty beer I must rerate some day. (071103)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle from Utobeer. Nose of cream, malt, molasses, dried fruits. Aroma reminds me of a Belgian beer especially with the hint of alcohol. Pours a clear copper coloured beer with barely a head. Taste is predominantly that of alcohol, malt, vinuous, fruits and a moderate sweetness. Also, notes of bread, cloves and spices. Not bad but I was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle: Dark brown with a reddish tint. Aroma is malty and sweet, little bits of nuts. Flavor is more malty with light nuts and toffee. Small bits of dark fruit. Pleasant, but forgettable. Damn, I passed on the Jacobite because I thought this was the better of the two at the time.

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