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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2005
smooth and sweet from the get go, lots of malts from up front, with just hint of citrus and apple, alongside alot of caramel and some vanilla. did i mention this was ultra smooth. the caramel is the main component of the flavor, the vanilla, hops and some smoke coming in towards the end with a perfect blend. just a tad of bitterness at the very end, but not anything that would turn me off of this beer.

Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Pours the color of iced coffee, with a thin tan head.
Aroma is malty, raisins , caramel, oak.
Flavor is smokey, vanilla, molasses, with a healthy alcoholic kick. Seems a bit higher than it’s listed 7%

hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to gonzobeer. Dark brown color, thin beige head with red reflection. Smoked malt, alcohol and something like wood (pleasent) aroma. Very creamy mouthfell with taste of malt, scotch, smoke with robust taste. Very nice. Bière de couleur brune foncé avec des reflets rouge et un mince collet beige. Odeur de malt fumé, alcool et quelque chose comme le bois (acajou) qui n’est pas déplaisant. En bouche, elle est vraiment crèmeuse, moelleuse avec un goût de malt, scotch, fumé et elle est également corsé. Très bien réussis.

ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2005
left this one in the fridge too long, so it was too cold when i initially tasted it. after warming up this is a most excellent beer, rich malty sweet. reminds me more of a scottish ale then a ESA, but its still good. almost chewy, this one is pretty thick. something id drink again. not as good as the jacobite ale but its a different style.

TaktikMTL (7739) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fruits foncés, de dattes et d’alcool. Apparence: Couleur brune. Moyen col beige crémeux. Moyenne densité des bulles. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices, de torréfaction et de fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de craie et de fumée. (Rating #292)

mephisto (1287) - TAIWAN - SEP 10, 2005
nut brown w/ quickly dissipating head. malty aroma w/ a hint of caramel. creamy tasty, nice.

tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Pours a dark, red-hued brown with a smooth, off-white head. The aroma has wildflowers, alcohol, and general bittersweetness. Smooth, light/medium-bodied mouthfeel. There are lots of flavors at work here: raisins, semi-sweet syrup, wild berries, alcohol, zest, light nuts, and toast. They are blended very harmoniously (it took a while to isolate those flavors).

Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Reddish brown beer with a thick off-white head. Very sweet molasses and nut flavors and almost no hops. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. It’s got good quality flavor without being too complex. Enjoyable but not the masterpiece that Jacobite is.

dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
A nice red-brown with a pleasant aroma. This si a quite nice beer. Thick with molasses maybe, it’s quite smooth and tasty. Something in the palate isn’t quite right. A nice beer that could actually be better with a little work.

thegreenrooster (4377) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is of malts and peat moss. Flavor is malty as well with lots datea and chocolate with a touch of butter scotch. Tasty and rewarding. Probably not as overwhelming of the sences like Jacobite but still has enough to make any beer geek excited.

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