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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1187   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours a clear dark red. Thin tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Strong, sweet aroma of malt and dried fruit. Flavor is raisins, dried cherries, toast and just a hint of vanilla. A little more alcohol burn than usual for the style. Medium body. Slightly slick, oily finish and very mild carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (357) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Dark brown, almost opaque. Aroma has nut, caramel, malt. Flavor is little roasted, malty.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (82) - ITALY - JUN 24, 2014
Splendida birra, dal sapore pieno e ricco. Già l’aroma mostra una birra di gran classe, caratterizzata dal sapore dolce. Ai bocca si sente il marzapane, ma anche un leggerissimo acidulo e un tocco di amarognolo nel retrogusto. Personalmente, però, sempre in casa Traquair, preferisco la Jacobite ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (98) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Chestnut brown, little head. Aroma of strong malt and caramel, with hint of liquorice and trace of soy sauce. Similar taste, like an earthy cola with a bitter finish. Medium bodied, slightly oily with low carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mjp12 (265) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Got the classic sweet malt aroma, and cola flavour of a scotch ale, good example of its class, but not my favourite brew style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (551) - - JUN 16, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (154) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (194) - HONG KONG - JUN 14, 2014
Tasting at Craftissimo. Very classic scotch ale. Sweet, malty, quite nutty. Not bad and not too heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2431) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep amber with an average, off-white head. Roma of over ripe fruits, citrus notes, spice and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, with a hint of bitterness and notes of alcohol. A very nice Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and thin beige head. Aroma: Woody, musky, earthy, note of liquorice, light treacle and prune. Taste: Low/medium sweetness and sourness with low bitterness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, medium body, low/average carbonation, lingering dry, treacle like, vanilla, dried fruit finish. Comments: Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (275) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Brown color with a small but persistent beige head, small lacing- Aroma is malty, caramel, biscuit, dried fruitts, hints of plum and roasted malt - Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, biscuit, earthy bitterness - Medium body, sweet, light/medium bitterness, caramel finish - impressive beer, perfect with cheese


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