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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: 1339   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours dark orange / red to light brown in color with a decent beige head that fades quickly. Aroma is so earthy it is almost worm-like, with a little peat smoke and dark malt. Roasted malt, a little coffee, and some toffee or licorice in flavor. A little more hop bitterness than I expect for this style. If the aroma was so overpowering earthy, I would like this one alot more, but still pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Gorgeous dark red colour. Aroma is boozey rich, very nice. Gorgeous lacing. Lovely ale for the winter months. Caramel, molasses, hay, resin, alcohol, vanilla. A strong ale, thats what it taste like.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer introduces itself with a sour prune smell that has a hint of banana lingering in the background. It is Appalachian brown in color and has a small white head that dissolves rather quickly. This beer is thin and watery and only produces a mildly bitter yeasty taste after it is swallowed. (

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - APR 29, 2004
Brown-reddish body, looks like caramel. Nice head, off-white, mostly lasting. Strong and attractive aroma of coffee, fruit, hazelnut, with some woody notes. Also some liquor-like alcohol in the nose, not unpleasantly. Complex taste. Caramel sweetness together with warm, dark, dry, earthy flavours. Very smooth and balanced, medium bodied. Drinkable for its 7,2% ABV. I loved it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2004
Dark brown, small head. Aroma from red wine, syrup and almond. Flavor is vinous, fruity, too much alcohol coming through.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2005
Very dark red appearance with a thin creamy head.Really good malty aroma with a slightly toffee,but fruity flavour.Sourish finish,but good.Great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2005
Dark reddish brown beer, good head. Malty, sweet nose, sweet caramelly, chocolaty tste, finishes a bit empty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2001
I really like the color of this beer. Its a nice pretty almost red color. The smell seemed oaky... or something. It seemed like it was 50 years old or something. It tasted like it too. It tastes like a deep old beer. With an alcoholic aftertaste. Overall, I liked this beer as it has a drinkable quality, nice good flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rammer (397) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Good flavor, a nice rich flavor. A bit of honey and caramel. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TH28 (394) - - DEC 24, 2014
Appearance: Deep burgundy, clear, with almost no foam head. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, and a slight woodiness. Nothing stands out. Taste: Rich malty sweetness with flavors of bread crust, caramel, and molasses. A definite roastiness stands out on the backside, which wasnt noticeable in the aroma. Mouthfeel: Medium with a light carbonation, and a hint of alcohol warmth. Finish: Malt forward with a lingering roast. Overall: A showcase of rich malt without some of the smokiness found in other examples. Its fermented in oak, but I didnt pick up any vanilla, and only a minimal toast or chocolate flavor.


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