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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13136) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
A good Scottish ale - full of malty flavour.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2005
Malty caramel with raisins. Not a huge fan of this style but didn’t mind it at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2005
amber color, a bit of spice, some sour notes. Dry. OK, though not the jacobite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2632) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark ruby/brownish color. Aroma is of sangria and dark fruit, a little sweet. Flavor is dark fruits and roasted malts.. Bitter malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3178) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
Bottle; eye: burgundy reddish brown, caramel head; nose: malt, caramel, corn (grain); mouth: roasted malt, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, finale of average length all in malt, body medium to light, somewhat dry, lively carbonation FRANÇAIS Bouteille; oeil : brun rouge bourgogne, mousse caramel; nez : malt, caramel, maïs (grain); bouche : torréfacation, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, finale de longueur moyenne tout en malt, corps léger à moyen, relativement sèche, pétillante

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
330 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of cola, some fruitiness, hint of molasses and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of sweet malt, dark fruit, a hint of wood and some light cola with a smooth finish. A good beer but not as complex as I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2006
wow, diacetlyl!!! pours a dark brown, minimal head and light carbonation. Aroma is of vanilla, caramel, and that’s about it. Taste is caramel, buttery vanilla, with a slightly thin and roasty finish. thanks Dan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2006
Poured from the bottle, a dark cola-like brown with a little carbonation and no head. Aroma of sweet molasses, along with a fruit hoppiness. Medium mouthfel with a little bit of that carbonation. Sweet at first, then some cloves, syrupy and oak in the finish. Easier to drink than the 7.2%, but just OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Bottle; Swwet fruit plum aroma and some noticable alcohol. Held to light nice mahagany body with thin dark tan head. Body texture was thin but enough sweet fruit flavor to cover the alcohol presence. Alcohol on the palate. Would like to have this on cask, thinking it would be better than from a bottle.

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