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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1345   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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SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Very complex, raisin/plum esters, alcohol very noticable, peat-smokiness good contrast to fruit overtones.

3.9
beerhugger (572) - 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.

3.3
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2004
Dark brown with a rich malty aroma. Flavor has notes of caramel wood and smoke, a bit salty. Not as good at their Jacobite.

3.7
petewhitley (570) - Nagoya, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

4.7
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Almost black, deep brown w/creamy head. Nose of banana, fig, date, tootsie roll with sweet roasted flavors. Large sparkle on the tongue with dark chocolate, toffee, tootsie, earth, long lingering finish with some wood notes and persisting flavors. Wow

3.4
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle. Aroma earthy and plum, raisin. Pours a deep cherry brown. Flavor is sweet and fruity and malty just a tinge sour. Palate is relatively watery though the finish is long tailed. Overall not too shabby. Thanks to TBC2 for sending this my way.

3.8
jahshuwuh (567) - USA - MAY 13, 2014
A deep brown with some ruby highlights and smattering of khaki head. Smells of plum, raisin, oak, brown sugar. Taste is sweet maltiness with dark fruit, vanilla, prune, raisin, alcohol is subtle. Very little bitter, brown sugar, caramel. An enjoyable malty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
flemdawg (565) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2003
I had to give this one a high mark on the smell simply because I sniffed it for about 15 minutes, and still could not come up with a good description. The closest I can get is to say it smells like a rasin fruit rollup. Dark red color with a a white head that quickly diminished. Dried fruits and malts up front. Alcohol at the finish. Overall, really really good.

3.3
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours a clear dark red. Thin tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Strong, sweet aroma of malt and dried fruit. Flavor is raisins, dried cherries, toast and just a hint of vanilla. A little more alcohol burn than usual for the style. Medium body. Slightly slick, oily finish and very mild carbonation.

4.6
Lele (562) - 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.


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