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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: 1161   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (1995) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff: lakris og vanilje (gjæret på eikefat!), mykt, velbalansert og innsmigrende med stor munnfylde. Et fantastisk øl helt uten skarpe kanter. Lurer på hvordan en ufiltrert utgave ville smakt...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2001
A damn fine beer. I expected a bit more. But it was nice. I’ll probably only be able to drink this on special occasions due to the price. Anywho... a great Scottish ale. Strong. Malty. Smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Very malty, sweet aroma, but more mild malty taste with a hint of caramel. Very complex, almost wine-like flavor. Nice carbonation, and dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 Malt! Yeah it’s sweet but not cloying. The sweetness seems to be balanced out by the alcohol’s dryness and a mild nutty flavor. Just a great beer in this style but at the money it cost it will remain a rare treat

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Amazing beer. Pours DARK amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malty, a little fruit (plums?) with toffee/caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet. Very complex flavor. Chocolate, caramel, maple. I'm not sure what else, but it is good! Little hop flavor. The alcohol does the job to balance the malt. A slight astrigent/alcohol aftertaste. A very good beer!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2004
Local store had this one, surprisingly, and thank Bacchus they did. Wow, a strong, full-flavored Scotch Ale. Warming with a long, full finish. Can’t wait to try the Jacobite Ale they make. A bit pricey for the size bottle, but worth it all the same.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Pours a transparent mahogany brown with a beige head and smooth slippery lace. Head retention is low. Aroma is of malt, caramel, and dark fruits with an earthy/roasty, yet astringent background. Taste is of malt, molasses and caramel with an astringent hop finish. Palate is light to medium bodied with a smooth start and a tart biting roasty finish. Notes: Lighter bodied than I expected. Smoothes and mellows as it warms.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
A very nice candlelight contemplation beer. wonderful balance with a hint of peaty smoke an nice roasted caramel with a touch of vanilla. A world class brew from THE whisky country.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fruits foncés, de dattes et d’alcool. Apparence: Couleur brune. Moyen col beige crémeux. Moyenne densité des bulles. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices, de torréfaction et de fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de craie et de fumée. (Rating #292)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2007
12oz brown bottle from Ron’s. Dark brown body with ruby red highlights and a quarter inch of off-white head. Toasty nutty aroma on this one. Tastes like nut, caramel malt, with roasty and burnt malt, with hints of chocolate. Full flavored and complex. Creamy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation to support it. Fairly drinkable for the full-bodiednesss and abv. Fantastic.


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