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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Lele (556) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 24, 2014
Splendida birra, dal sapore pieno e ricco. Già l’aroma mostra una birra di gran classe, caratterizzata dal sapore dolce. Ai bocca si sente il marzapane, ma anche un leggerissimo acidulo e un tocco di amarognolo nel retrogusto. Personalmente, però, sempre in casa Traquair, preferisco la Jacobite ale.

ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 8, 2005
Brown with a white head. Aroma full of cherries and malt, there is something else in the background that I just can;t put my finger on. Body is on the fuller side, flavor filled with fermented cherries, malt, caramel, and alcohol. A nice brew.

Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle from Total Wine. I read the description on the label and was too intrigued to pass this up. Pours a dark ruby/brown with loose lacing and almost no head. Nose is molasses, caramel, grains, and a hint of oak. Flavors include toast, biscuits, more molasses, Cheerios, grains, a hint of bittersweet chocolate, and the distinctly subtle aftertaste that all Scottish ales have that I can’t quite identify. Maybe it’s kilt...I don’t know. Medium carbonation. Decent beer.

SvanteL (549) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Mycket vackert rubinröd med medelstort skum, I doften finns: en underton av kaffe och russin, men mest mörka körsbär och fruktkola. I smaken finns en aning kaffe och torkade frukt men mest mörka bär och frukter, lite vinös, sträva ekfatstoner, liten balanserande beska. Stor, rund och mjuk munkänsla, En suverän Barley wine som trots sin fruktsötma inte blir sliskig.

eManu (544) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some dark fruits, a hint of smoke and some spices. Flavors of roasted malts, dark fruits, caramels, some brown sugars and some oak smokeyness. Low carbonation, quiet sweet and a little bitter, and somewhat creamy taste. Lots of good flavors, well balanced, an excelent beer.

beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2004
This one followed a Hair of the Dog Adam so it had a tough predecessor - and even a tough setting. Had at the Brickskeller in poor lighting and maybe smelling conditions. Even so, got scotch, alcohol, oak, nuts from this ruby-brown beer. Kinda port-like falvours - sweet, rich and fairly full flavoured with some caramel sweetness and hazelnut in the lingering finish. Solid.

DarkMagus (540) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Dark caramel-brown color. Tan head composed of soapy bubbles that dissipate rapidly. Sweet, malty aroma with a serious hoppy presence, some slight saltiness and a hint of soy sauce. Rich, smoky malt flavors, with a significant hops presence. Woody, smoky, salty, very complex. Some mysterious eucalyptus quality was also present. A great, but somewhat expensive beer (I paid 1500 yen for this one). Definitely worth the experience. Very unique, deep, and complex.

Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Excellent example of a Scottich ale. Malt aroma, in particular a hint of toasted malt. Smooth, very clean flavor dominated by malt, with a hint of smoke. Well-balanced bitterness.

Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2001
I’m not this beer’s biggest fan by a long shot, but its a good one nonetheless, certainly better than the atrocious Jacobite Ale. This one is smooth, malty, toasty and very warming.

Hrc_Cro (533) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 13, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with small brown fast disappearing head. Aroma of caramel and coffee. Finish is nice coffee, little bitterness. Classy beer.

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