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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: 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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (468) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2004
Pours a dark brown with a quickly dissolving head. Quite a malty nose with notes of caramel and toffee. The flavour was malty as well with caramel notes. The alcohol, even though it was only 7.2, was quite noticeable, however if I was to drink a few of these I dont think Id care much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 30, 2008
Thanks to ghawener. Drank it during the Eurocup Final 2008. I really liked this, a great surprise. Pours a dark amber with nice creamy head. Medium bodied, spicy, very rum like. Complex, and the alcohol goes pretty much unnoticed. Would like to drink again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Graham77 (466) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Rich mahogany color with a soft head and silky lacing. Fine malty aroma with cherries, dried fruit and touch of sherry. Malty and fairly sweet, toasty caramel with chocolate and a little butterscotch in the flavor. Medium to full bodied, very smooth and seemed a little oily on the tongue. Lightly bitter and warm in the finish. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Dark with a small head and nice lacing. Interesting malty aroma. Chocolate, caramel flavor that is lingering and pleasant. Much more subtle than the jacobite ale. Smooth, balanced, and excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Color is a cloudy, dark amber/brown. Moderate off white head with some very nice lacing. Earthy, dry aroma with roasted grains and a faint hint of dark chocolate. Dry, and hoppy flavor with some smoke. I expected a little bit of a stronger flavor. Finish is clean and creamy with a slight bitterness. A good scotch ale but their are better.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (461) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml achete dans une SAQ. Dguste le 30 juin 2003. Bire brune. Mousse trs peu, pas de formation de col. Trs trs peu effervescente. Arme de "barley wine". Got de caf marqu, trs amre en finale. Gagnerait avoir un peu plus deffervescence. Bien quilibre, pas trop sucre, alcool ne ressort pas trop.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mribm (460) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Dark reddish brown in color with a strong aroma of chocolate, raisins and alcohol. The taste mimicked the smell. This had way too much alcohol flavor for a 7.2% ABV beer. It was out of proportion with the other flavors. At $4 + per 11.2 ounce bottle, I dont think Ill ever try this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (459) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Dark brown, almost opaque. Aroma has nut, caramel, malt. Flavor is little roasted, malty.


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