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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: 1352   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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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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diabobale (501) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - FEB 8, 2016
Appena la si stappa e prima ancora di versarla nel bicchiere, questa birra in stile scotch ale esplosiva al naso, con tante note caramellate e di pane nero, di whisky e frutta secca (prugna), lievissime le note tostate. Il colore 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 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 facile ma risulta assai calda e avvolgente.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2008
Pour into trappist glass deep red/brown/black with a dissapearing tan head. Smell alcohol, malt, apples, raisens, very nice. Taste is raisens, wood, medium alcohol finish, nice medium body. Very nice, wood comes through more as it warms up and it becomes a little cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2007
Pours very dark cloudy brown with nearly no head. Aroma is very similar to a heavy red wine, very fruity and deep but also very malty. Palate is quite interesting, very smooth, low carbonation, but has just enough to avoid the sensation of flatness. The flavors are not nearly as fruity as the nose might indicate and are surprisingly light. The most dominant is a bitter roastiness that arises after about 5 seconds and lingers through the long finish. Slightly burnt tasting. Quite smoky, like a Scotch Ale or Rauchbeer. Interesting, would go well with some nice red meat. Too expensive though.


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