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

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RATINGS: 1546   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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3.8
Raistlin (675) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2018
Pours dark amber with small beige head.Lively for ale. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice caramel taste to it without being sweet. Low bitter after taste. Medium body with pleasant feeling on tongue. Hint of spices.

3.7
Bubeer (620) - - NOV 15, 2018
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2018 Dark wood. Thin beige head, low retention. Aroma intensity 3.25/5. Nuts, molasses, berries, malt and spices in the nose, notes of cloves. Medium bitter, some significant sweet. Medium body. Slippery texture

3.6
PowY (1889) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 10, 2018
From bottle at Craft Beer Festival Thun 2018. Pours a dark mahogany with a tan colored head. The aroma is medium malty - toffee, dark fruits, floral and herbal notes. Medium-full body with a medium sweetness and a light bitterness - good balance. Flavor of sweetish lightly roasted malt, toffee, dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar, honey. Finishes lightly bitter and herbal. Aroma: 7 Appearance: 4 Taste: 8 Palate: 4 Overall: 13

3.5
GoddamnNoise (345) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - OCT 22, 2018
33 cl. bottle @ home, served in a Teku glass, due date: Dec 2027. Aroma: not very intense aromas of spices, toasted malts, caramel. herbs, dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes, dates, figs). Floral, ripe fruit, alcohol sweetness overtones. Appearance: brown to dark brown color with some reddish overtones and beige head made of tiny bubbles. Low to medium head thickness with medium to high retention. Low Brussels' lacing. Low to medium haziness. Taste: low to medium sweetness, low to medium bitterness, low sourness. Flavors of dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes, figs, dates), toasted malts, caramel malts, sweet alcohol. Hints of coffee, roasted malts, roasted coffee, burnt caramel, brown sugar, burnt sugar, ripe fruit. Very well balanced, more sweet at first and more bitter toward the finish. Palate: medium body, oily texture, low carbonation, very long dry and sweet finish with low to medium sweetness and bitterness and the same aforementioned flavors. Alcohol is noticeable through some alcohol sweetness in aromas and flavors and some mouth and throat warming. Low astringency. Overall: nice appearance and quite delicious aromas and flavors of dark dried fruits (raisins, prunes, figs, dates), toasted and caramel malts, sweet alcohol, with hints of coffee, roasted malts, roasted coffee, cola, herbs, spices. Quite balanced and good mouthfeel. Different and interesting beer.

4
Dorqui (2649) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 14, 2018
Bottled 0,33L. DArk brown deep color, much lively and bulky aspect, medium creamy head resistance. Rich anc cellar nose, notes of yeasty malt, roasty, smoke sugar, sweet aged cereals, tip braced. Not much prickly taste, smooth and soft sweet palate, light chocolate and light tobacco, sweer and alcoholic final.

3.7
avantdagare (355) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2018
2 finger beige head, red-brown body. Nose: Dark bread, dates, figs, anise, liquorice and malt. Taste: Nuts, malt, pumpernickel bread, dates, figs, anise, liquorice, milk-chocolate and caramel. Semi-long ending with some bitterness.

3.5
josanguapo (2655) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2018
De Saveur Biere. En copa Teku. Jugando a Avernum 5. Dulce, tipico perfil de las scotch ales con notas a caramelo quemado y melaza. Correcta pero nada destacable

3.8
KevinReddirt (366) - Midland, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2018
This will be my intro to Traquair House. I stumbled upon a 500ml bottle of Jacobite Ale at The Cellar in Odessa, TX, go figure. Cooled off considerably and poured into my ABGB snifter on a early fall evening. The delivery is to my liking, a rich dark chocolate-amber body with a minimal light tan skim of foam. I lift for a smell, ripe fruit, slightly floral, toffee. A sip now, malty, a bit of spice, leather, wheat toast, does not quite keep up with the scent. But I am now enlightened as to a Traditional Ale and it does get better as I stay with it.

4
Franckg (2372) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2018
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2018 Bouteille. Robe acajou très foncée et claire avec un mince voile de mousse. Arômes de petits fruits confits, sucre d'orge, liqueur de framboises, figue, érable, malt légèrement torréfié, café. En bouche, c'est comme au nez, des baies foncées confites, figues, prune séchée, sucre d'orge, malt torréfié et caramélisé. Arrière-goût un peu houblonné avec ses traces herbacées, quelques saveurs grillées mais subtiles, un peu d'alcool âcre. Texture huileuse et corps moyen à rond.

4.2
DraftPours23 (1284) - FRANCE - AUG 27, 2018
Brun très sombre, mais pas totalement noir. Opaque. Mousse très faible, bulles fines. Nez de café, pruneau. Très délicat. En bouche, le café est très fin, ensemble très doux, fort peu amer malgré les arômes de torréfaction. Le corps n'est pas trop puissant non plus. L'amertume vient surtout en fin de bouche, avec un goût de café, des notes boisées, caramélisées... Très bien équilibré, extra subtil, délicieux !


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