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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 1340   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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4.5
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
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.

3.6
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
A nice beer, but not as exceptional as the jacobite ale. Colour is dark brown, with light head. Has malty, and spicey taste, but less complex than the jacobite ale.

2.9
jpkeskinen (520) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Drank from a bottle at a bar. Nice, strong and slightly sweet taste. Quite a good beer.

2.6
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
Dark red color with a creamy head. Aroma is fruity alcoholic. Not very "beery". Flavor diasappoints me. It’s quite thin and alcoholic. Like watered down portwine.

4
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Small head, minimal lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, a little alcohol and wood. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter, dry on the finish with notes of pepper and wood. The palate is medium bodied and chocolatey smooth. Carbonation is light. This is a full flavoured and very good brew.

2.7
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Fluffy white head. Very malty. Sweet carmel taste. Very flat makes me believe I might have a bad bottle. Try again?

4
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Auburn brown hue with tan creamy diminishing head with not much lacing, a little hazy, smells like the oak barrel or cask it was stored in, tasted primarily like oak and a little malty, sweetened and syruped as it warmed, nice balance slight creamy texture with light carbonation, minimally dryness. I liked it.

3.4
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Malty, a little sweet. Not much hops. It seemed unbalanced to me and somewhat bland.

2.8
Gorgosh (505) - SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Redan på William Wallaces tid hade skottarna förstånd att sätta sig upp mot överhögheter och lorder som försökte få det strävsamma folket att foga sig. Man visste även att ett stop öl passade sig i stort sett när som helst oavsett tid på dygnet och dag i veckan, och traditionsenliga som skottarna är har inte den vanan ändrats nämnvärt. I ljuset av det känns något så här attitydslöst och fogligt som ett skottskt misslyckande. Ett öl som dansar efter den vanliga väntade (säck)pipan är inget som kommer att få fäste i historieböckerna. Drucket i dag, glömt i morgon, känns inte som en nordbrittisk attityd.


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