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

bottled
available

on tap
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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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DarkMagus (560) - 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
doublebock (558) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Dark amber color without much head. Burnt Molasses and wine aroma. High malty flavor with a barely wine like mouth. Raisins, coffee, and port. Mellow hopiness. A tad bit flat.

3.8
eManu (557) - 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.

3.5
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2009
darker brown beer with offwhite head smells malty, of dried pears and plums tasts bittersweet, malty ,dried plums, caramel, earthy aftertaste bitterness,burnt caramel,roastyness

3.8
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.

3.9
Diabobale (552) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2016
Appena la si stappa e prima ancora di versarla nel bicchiere, questa birra in stile scotch ale è esplosiva al naso, con tante note caramellate e di pane nero, di whisky e frutta secca (prugna), lievissime le note tostate. Il colore è mogano con bei riflessi aranciati e rubino, con una schiuma non abbondante di color beige e dalla consistenza cremosa, ottima anche la persistenza che accompagna tutta la bevuta. Il corpo è abbastanza strutturato, assai vellutato e dolciastro, con una carbonazione bassa ma con bollicine finissime. Al palato tanto caramello e frutta secca (prugna e albicocca), con sentori legnosi e di whisky. Buono il retrogusto ancora dolciastro e a tratti vinoso. La beva non è facile ma risulta assai calda e avvolgente.

3.5
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.

3.9
benpickens (544) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Black with a medium frothy head. Smells of sulfur, roots, and coffee. Sweet malt up front and a long hop dryness in the finish.

3.9
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.

3.6
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.


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