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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: 1205   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle. Meh... not sure what all the hype is about. Nice nose of sweet malt a d candied dark fruit. Pours a rich, oily brown with minimal head. Quite dry flavor with some salt, dark fruit and molasses. medium bodied with average carbonation. Decent but far from spectacular.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Oct. 2006 - Beer poured dark brown with smallish head. The aroma was nutty and buttery and reminded me of a wet dog. The flavor was really nice and complex, some chocolate, some roast, but a buttery diacetyl flavor took away from all of that. It wasn’t pleasant. Ehhh...I’ll pass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle from Market Street Wineshop Downtown Charlottesville. Chocolate brown pour with an almost nonexistent head. Earthy, oaky aroma. Very dry taste with hints of oak and vanilla. The lightest hint of dark fruits if I really strain to look for them.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1297) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a light brown with red highlights. It has a fizzy off-white head that quickly diminishes.

The aroma is sweet caramel and buttery toffee malts, peat, cola and a little alcohol.

The flavor is sweet caramel and butterscotch malts, some dark fruits, a little smoke and a subdued bitter alcoholic finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full with low carbonation.

Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with this one - it’s very subdued. I’ll take an Old Chub over this any day.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1180) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2009
it wasnt as quite as good as i expected for an english strong ale. Lots of chocolate, a bit of cookies, coffee and caramel in the palate, but no as bitter as I wanted to. Its visual was OK, nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle from drowland. Brown pour with a white head. Aroma is bacon, smoke, molasses, and alcohol. Taste is smoke, chocolate, nuts, and alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2335) - JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
Way to estery and vegemity for me to fully appreciate, though this did come towards the end of a tasting. Along with the aforementioned flavours included dark fruits, some nuts and chocolate. Will likely need to revisit, though it will have it’s work cut out to impress, based on this outing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (60) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with small brown fast disappearing head. Aroma of caramel and coffee. Finish is nice coffee, little bitterness. Classy beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2002
I feel this is a huge ripoff. Maybe I cracked it open too warm, maybe the oak cask flavor, but this one did me wrong. I prefer a Robert the Bruce or Old Jock any day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
this dark mohagony colored brew has a slightly sweet malty aroma with some fruity and spicy notes in the background. the flavor is malty with a hint of smokey nut flavor and hops. the beer is slightly dry with a bite of alcohol deep in the throat.


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