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

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RATINGS: 1531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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."

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3.9
FireGlider (775) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2018
Clear dark amber to brown color with small brownish head. Malt, caramel and chestnut aroma. Smooth and light dry sweet malty aftertaste.

4.2
alex_leit (5785) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 17, 2018
Bottle 33 cl. BB 04/2024. Dark brown with garnet color, yellowish foam. Delicate aroma: fortified sweet wine (mixture of muscatel and vermouth), light spice, floral nectar, sweetness, a few herbs. Taste: light sweetness, nectar, slightly spicy wine, caramel and dark malt, heather honey, a bit herbal, soft bitterness, excellent balance, warming, drop of old Scotch whisky. Great beer.

4.3
nephirem (735) - CROATIA - APR 12, 2018
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy deep ruby pour, no head. Minimal lacing. Interesting nose, malty, lots of caramel. Liquor and oak. Subtle smoke in the background. Medium body, soft carbonation. Smooth on the palate, really pleasant mouthfeel. Subtle bittersweet taste with a touch of alcohol burn. Aroma is malty, caramel and toffee. Candy. Wood notes, subtle smoke. Herbal liquor. Alcohol in the finish, nicely warming. Slightly sticky, gets a bit dry. Lasting boozy finish. Overall, fine quality ale. Rich, balanced and tasty. Lovely brew.

3.7
lbianchi66 (487) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2018
Robe brune. Bonne tenue de mousse. Arôme vineux, fruits noirs, fruits à coques. Goût biscuit, fruits noirs, vineux, chocolat, un peu de réglisse et fumé. Sensation légèrement huileuse, carbonatation modérée et fine. On sent une inspiration belge. Pas mal du tout.

3.7
JuanCC (171) - Valencia, SPAIN - APR 9, 2018
Traquair Jacobite Ale. Botella en 99Cervezas. Vierte en color marrón anaranjado ligeramente turbio con buena formación de espuma color café (con un toque anaranjado) de persistencia moderada. Poca carbonatación. Tremendamente sorprendente en nariz. De intensidad media, da notas muy marcadas de piel de naranja y sobre todo, naranja confitada. Notas licorosas (de licor de naranja, evidentemente). También hay notas de melaza y cilantro. Conforme se atempera, el punto licoroso se torna en notas como de barrica de whisky (lo que tiene bastante sentido teniendo en cuenta que es una cerveza escocesa). Complejidad media. De nuevo sorprendente en boca con notas intensas de licor de claudia y un fondo de whisky (de barrica, realmente). De entre los sabores básicos destaca el dulce, bien secundado y equilibrado por un punto amargo suave pero muy presente. Postgusto de caramelo quemado. Curiosamente, la intensidad de la naranja en nariz pasa a ser en boca una nota de fondo más bien suave. Sabor muy agradable y muy conseguido de porte licoroso, aunque sin que se sienta realmente alcohólica (es màs un tema de sabores que de alcohol). De cuerpo medio-alto y textura entre untuosa y aterciopelada. Carácter más bien cálido. Buena persistencia y final dulce pero nunca dulzón. Cerveza de trago corto, muy sorprendente. Pura naranja confitada en nariz y sabores licorosos. Sólo hay que probarla para darse cuenta de que se consume como un licor ...a pesar de tener "sólo" 8% ABV. Magnífica!

3
CraftHowl (597) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2018
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a red hue, light tan head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, plums, spices. Taste: moderate sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, overripe plums. Medium bodied, light carb, dry spiced finish.

4.2
biilz (384) - SPAIN - MAR 24, 2018
Аромат жженого карамеля а также средней копчености. Также немного чувствуются сладость неких ягод. Цвет темно-коричневый, пена полностью отсутствует. Вкус водянистый но приятный, хорошо ощущается сладкая карамель типо леденца на палочке. Также имеется совсем легкая копченость и дымчатость. Пиво очень хорошо греет горло при глотке. Послевкусие плавное но не терпкое. Также сладость, легкая жженка солода и немного ягодной кислинки.

4.1
dorain (866) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2018
Aus der Flasche (Vintage 2013) im 2016-03 getrunken. Ein typisches schottisches Starkbier mit deutlicher Malznote und kräftigen Körper. Nach gut 3 Jahre Flaschenreifung konnte sich das Bier noch mal deutlich steigern Wow - Lecker!

3.8
sebsky (549) - ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2018
330 ml bottle,bb 28/09/2025. Deep ruby/brownish,clear. Nose - dried fruits,notably prunes and raisins. Hints of alcohol. Taste - dried fruits,biscuits and a bit of caramel.

4.6
MetalNHopHead (2390) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2018
My difficulty in describing Jacobite Ale reminds me of the struggle to comment on the experience of classic Belgian beers brewed the same way for hundreds of years. What can you say that hasn't been said by someone long before you? What's more, how can you go into depth about something that's so cohesive? Jacobite Ale has a deep brown color. Rich uniform head and impressive lacing. Spicy and malty sweet nose. Since I knew that this beer had coriander, I was able to detect a little in the aroma. However, I couldn't find it in the flavor profile. I only got a pleasantly vague sense of subtle spiciness. Succulent dark fruit, toasted malt, and toffee were more apparent. Aside from the mature smoothness, nothing in the flavor or texture hinted at the barrel aging. Soft feel. Lovely and enigmatic.


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