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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 1346   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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3.6
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Aroma is malty with a slightly sour/vinous funk. Flavor is of mild chocolate, cookies, a bit of caramel and is balance by a fair bitterness. Pretty good, easy to drink.

3.2
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma of raisin & yoghurt. Roasty and spicy flavour. Quite sweet taste.

3.3
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Nice ale with a combination of chocolate and caramel flavors we with a bit heavy malt flavor. Quite good but McEwans is cheaper and better.

3.1
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a glass. Appearance is black with a white, near gray head that leaves some good lacing. Smells a bit chocolatey. Not much more aroma. Taste is a bit flat up front, but evolves into cocoa, some cola, a bit of oak/woodiness, and an abrupt mildly bitter finish. No flavors really stand out, everything is melded together.

3.7
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2005
A very nice ESA. I liked the smoothness and how well the alcohol was hidden. There was a complexity of flavors that added to my enjoyment. Dry nut not over dry finish, I did not find it overly sweet

3.7
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2007
pours rootbeer brown with a smallish tan head that disperses quite fast. Smells sour apples spices bread&honey,and some buttery malts. Taste isnt as strong as the nose, bread a strong bitterness through out. Very chewey mouthfeel like a granola bar. Apple tarts and a touch of honey.

3.3
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle from Utobeer. Nose of cream, malt, molasses, dried fruits. Aroma reminds me of a Belgian beer especially with the hint of alcohol. Pours a clear copper coloured beer with barely a head. Taste is predominantly that of alcohol, malt, vinuous, fruits and a moderate sweetness. Also, notes of bread, cloves and spices. Not bad but I was expecting more.

3.7
rayg1 (597) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2008
Pours out a very deep and dark brown with a small tan head that dissapears quickly. Te aroma on this is very nice, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, tobacco, and soy. Taste is mellow but very smooth biscuity malts backed up by molasses, honey, toffee, plums, toffee, and a light touch of oak. Man this is one very complex brew with a bunch of rich flavors. What an incredibly outstanding brew, I would love to try the Jacobite Ale after having this one. Thanks to Douglas for giving me this in a trade!

3.7
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Pours a cola-brown. Darker than expected. Aroma is sweet and light. Flavor is bold and oaky with toasted nut (chestnut and walnut) notes. Mouthfeel is smooth with a nice level of carbonation for the style. Solid certainly, but the Jacobite is superior.

4
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Very complex, raisin/plum esters, alcohol very noticable, peat-smokiness good contrast to fruit overtones.


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