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Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Traditional Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The famous Bear Gates guarding the approach to Traquair House, near Pebbles, have been closed since 1745 - when the last person to pass through them was Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Now, 250 years later, the ancient Traquair Brew House celebrates the Jacobite cause by producing this potent spiced ale to a traditional fine recipe. Sip slowly and remember the old toast to the "King O'er the Water."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2015
Caramel and dried fruit notes in aroma. Dark red to brown colour. Very reach malty taste. Good strong ale in scottish manner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (447) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured a dark see through brown. The head died off quick and left no lacing. Sweet and malty, then biscuity, toffee, light coffee malt, with some alcohol and subtle coriander. Average beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2015
It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, caramel and slight notes of sweet cacao. The taste was of sweet malts with slight notes of vanilla and spiciness in the backend. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (185) - - JAN 3, 2015
toast, nuts, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. And here is a great Scottish ale. Caramel, dark fruit, nice and easy. Good beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1163) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a semi transparent dark reddish brown with a medium sized off white head that quickly becomes a thin spotty covering and good legs. Aroma is malty, molasses, nutty, spices, and dark dried fruits. Flavour is malty, molasses, some port like qualities, mild spice notes, a touch of chocolate and very light bitterness. Quite tasty and very enjoyable!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Very dark ruby-brown, no head. Smell is port, red wine, herbal. Taste is boozy punch, fragrant and bitter spices, some tannin, herbal aftertaste. Body is very light, almost watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (458) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Bottle. Pours deep clear amber with beige head with big bubbles. Aroma is tons of dark fruits, toasted malts, berries, nutty and subtle sweet port. Taste is sweet, bready dark malts, caramel and toasty. Body is bit sticky and sugary and medium to full. Toasty finish and only subtle spices. Slight booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (992) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Aroma is Belgian candy sugar, apple, plum, sweet malts and yeast. Taste is a nice sweet malt body with dark fruit notes. Moderate luquor snap but not bad at all. Appearance is a clear copper with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiosna (365) - - DEC 9, 2014
0,33 pullo@ OPP. Ei kovin sameaa, punertavan tummanruskea. Tuoksussa hyvin makeaa mallasta, karamellia, tummaa marjaa, luumua, siirappia, suklaata. Maussa pehmeää tummaa paahteista mallasta, palanutta karamellia, tummaa hedelmää.


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