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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: 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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (506) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
Dark red / brown with nice white head. Roasted aromas. Light and very smooth with taste of mocca and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Malty, a little sweet. Not much hops. It seemed unbalanced to me and somewhat bland.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (504) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2002
Damn fine ale. One of the best scotch ales I have been privelaged to try. Thick malt taste and molasses/carmel after taste. Absolutely wonderful. Even got some smokiness from it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2004
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with little head or lace. Earthy, musty, peaty aroma. Rich, burnt, peaty and astringent flavor. Decent brew, but definitely not worth the $$$.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - APR 30, 2008
Poured a very earthy brown with a very thin off white cap. The nose was very complex with spicey toffee, milk chocolate and a touch of caramel. The flavor started with deep caramel flavors and spicey toffee with huge chocolate notes rounding it off. Hop balance is slightly off. There was a minor amount of smokiness taste above the hops in the finish. This beer is huge with taste and body. Its a tough ale to get into but once your there youll be glad you stuck it out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2009
11.2 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark brown pour with a small white head. Fruity, oaky aroma. Nice chewy mouthfeel with a sweet flavor. Dark fruit notes in the flavor with a bit of oak coming through. Sweet, smooth finish with the fruit lingering on your tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
Dark ruby red pour with a thick beige head which dissipates. Malt, bread, berries, booze, caramel, vinous, pepper, dank. Slightly dry with medium carbonation. The flavours and aromas are mostly balanced with the hoppy bitterness, malty sweetness and alcohol quite pronounced on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2007
Lovely almost-black yet transparent. Somewhat thin but lovely and lacy head. Smoky, salty sausage and caramel aroma. Salty flavour of malt and sausage but not much smoke. Very nice touch of hops in the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Garrafa. Colorao avermelhada, com um creme bege denso, mas no to persistente. Muito bem balanceada. lcool equilibradssimo. Refrescante, o que no comum numa cereveja desse tipo. Excelente retrogosto. Mdia carbonatao. Cerveja mpar!


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