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96
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: 1349   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (531) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 24, 2014
Splendida birra, dal sapore pieno e ricco. Gi laroma 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, per, sempre in casa Traquair, preferisco la Jacobite ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Pours a fairly dark brown, with a smallish head. Aroma is mostly matl with a hint of sournsee which is not at all present in the flavor. Flavors are of roasted malt. Very little in the way of hop bitterness or flavor. Not at all overly sweet. A very tasty brew that I would have to recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Very nice brown color. Full of rich malty flavor with a touch of smokey flavor that gives it that scottish flavor. Not really any noticable hop flavor, basically all malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Smells of some fruit, caramel and alcohol. The taste is very good with liquorice, leather, some fruit, wood and smoke. The alcohol is well hidden. Im defintely going to by this again sometime. 2008/05/31: Ah, this is amazing stuff. Great mouthfeel. Taste is great; liqourice, caramel, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a light fruity taste behind. Traquair is one of my favourite brewerys in top with Nrke Kulturbryggeri and Ngne .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (528) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (526) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Dark red / brown with nice white head. Roasted aromas. Light and very smooth with taste of mocca and chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Dark brown, thin tan head, little lacing. Notes of raisin, malt, and spice. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and plum. Creamy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2002
This is a darn good ale and a fine Scottish ale. Extremely malty and peaty in the nose and on the tongue. Dry enough not to be cloying. Very alcoholic, but it is well hidden and reminiscent of a fine barleywine. Deep auburn to mahogony color with a medium sized, quickly dissipating head. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Dark maroon. Tan head dissipates rapidly but leaves persistent lace anyway. Complex; raisiny, malty, smoky, and woody flavors are apparent, along with a slight bitterness. Full-bodied. Smells more of malt and dried fruit than of hops. After a weekend of crappy lagers this was much needed, and on sale at Donderbak's for $3 per bottle, I'm going to stock up...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Very malty, sweet aroma, but more mild malty taste with a hint of caramel. Very complex, almost wine-like flavor. Nice carbonation, and dry finish.


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