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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1340   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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CountDrugula (35) - - APR 15, 2016
Color caoba con poca espuma. Aroma muy intenso y complejo lleno de frutas pasas, caramelo, notas de madera, levadura y algo de regaliz. En el trago no es tan densa como prometen el aroma y el volumen alcohólico, pero todas sus notas se ven ensalzadas y complementadas por un dulzor complejo y nada empalagoso. Sencillamente genial.

Cunningham (8176) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
Dark ruby color with a fine off white head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and an average to soft carbonation. Oily texture. Dried fruits, toffee, dark malt and mild roasted.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

Nische (2387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle from SB Orminge. Dark reddish brown with off white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Malty aroma with mostly marzipan and raisins. Taste is dry toffee with brown sugar and orange zest. Dryish finish with some woody notes.

Cool_Bond (2727) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
Yeast, malt, alcohol and Mazarin in the fragrance. Malty, light ash coal and burnt taste. Okay bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. A little too bitter for me. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

kapusil (1463) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 14, 2016
0.33l bottle. Deep ruby body, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, reisins and figs. Taste of figs, plums, chocolate, caramel and reisins. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. The finish has some bitterness too. Very nice.

martinbach (1) - - MAR 12, 2016 does not count
A brown dark color. A lot of sirup caramel and a nose of coffee. The taste is long and despite the 7.2 in alcoholic there is almost no taste of it. Perfect balance

Viper666 (3289) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille. Nez malté de caramel toffee sucré (légèrement rôti et terreux, aux notes fumées) avec des notes de chocolat et de sucre brun, légèrement fruité (notes de raisins, de dates et traces de cassis) et avec des notes de houblon herbeux, d’alcool très doux, de noix et boisées. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture crémeuse. Goût fruité légèrement boisé (dates, léger de raisins, traces de prunes et de cerises noires) avec de faibles notes de vanille et d’épices (faibles notes de clou de girofle?) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté moyennement sucré et terreux de caramel toffee (présence de rôti-brûlé) avec un léger goût de chocolat noir puis vient enduite une moyenne amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux, d’alcool très doux ainsi qu’un léger goût de fumée boisée et des notes de noix. Arrière-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux, de rôti, d’alcool très doux avec des notes de noix, de fumée boisée et fruité (moût de raisins). [notes 2005]

Keek1867 (6) - - MAR 2, 2016 does not count
amber-dark-brown color, mid-sized head, head disappears rather quickly. sweet and malty taste & smell. low-mid carbonation overall: decent ale. I’d recommend it.

Stuartyboy (1733) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle at home from Alesella dark brown Fruity sweet aroma flavour is plums boozy raisins soft Brown sugar Sweet treacle finish with strong alcohol presence

Brewhemia (320) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
Deep amber/red with off white head. Strong aroma of marzipan and raisins. The taste is sweet with a light toasty touch with bitter finish. Good tasting beer. Medium to full body. Over all I find it a little artificial in its complexity. Had hoped for some more subtle complexity both in the aroma and the taste, since I loved the few other wee heavys Ive had (founders Backwoods Bastard e.g.)

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