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95
style
Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Scotch Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Heavy malt aroma. Pours dark brown wirth small white head. Sour, sweet, malt, caramel, rich, heavy taste. Not what i was expecting. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2005
Bottle at LCRBM. aromas of caramel and citrushop. taste: malty bitterish, brown candy, sweet and a little hop. finishes long and bitterish. full bodied, good balance. quite nice, but i will re-rate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
Bottled at LC-RBM. Aroma of raisin and plum and other dried fruits. Ruby color, off-white head, fair lace. In the flavor the dried fruits come back again, bitter, light roasted, medium body. Nice but not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle. A nice dark pour with an aroma of malt and spice. A lot of malt in this. Quite a nice taste but very thin, watery finish. Your typical Scottish ale but still a very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Pours dark brown and a fine light brown head. Aroma is malty and grassy with a sweet tone of brown sugar and light spices. Lots of malt in the flavor as well with a pickling spicy note and a warming tone of alcohol. A bit thin in the body, but very Scottich and pretty nice.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
Dark red color with a creamy head. Aroma is fruity alcoholic. Not very "beery". Flavor diasappoints me. Its quite thin and alcoholic. Like watered down portwine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2005
Raisiny brown. Clear. Dense, pale head. Smells of malt, dried plums, raisins, pepper forest mushrooms. Slightly smokey. Tastes burnt, bitter, a bit sourish, metallic. Its cooling yet hot and liquor-like. I like it, the flavour was a surprise.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 Pours a dark brown with a trace of bubbles. Smells of oak, cherry, port, juniper berries. Tastes woody with elements of a fine cognac. Some chocolate and grapey notes as well. Tingling mouthfeel and a full sherry like finish. This is delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1110) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
Pours clougy red\brown with a quick disipating short tan head. Nose of brown sugar, raisin, tart and lightly sweet with a good dose of spice. Some berries. Palate at points allows the alcohol and harshness to show a little strong. Finish is warming and in the end the beer is essentially balanced despite some flaws eminating from the centre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2653) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle from Vermont: thin slightly dark brown body, almost no head. Aroma is malty, but not very impressive. Hops are you there? Caramel and chocolate malts are there, but overall it was weak. The flavor is much better - huge caramel and chocolate flavoring. Alcohol is hidden well although I didnt like that there was absolutely no lacing on the glass. This bottle was normally $7.50 but was on the house. Thank God!


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