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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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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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3.9
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.

4
Jedsbrew (464) - 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.

3.3
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.

1.5
mribm (463) - 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 don't think I'll ever try this again.

3.4
fhoublon (461) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 30 juin 2003. Bière brune. Mousse très peu, pas de formation de col. Très très peu effervescente. Arôme de "barley wine". Goût de café marqué, très amère en finale. Gagnerait à avoir un peu plus d’effervescence. Bien équilibrée, pas trop sucrée, alcool ne ressort pas trop.

3.9
IlBevitorediLA (460) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 Tostatura leggera leggera. Si sente un pò di prugna e di caramello. L’alcol è presente eccome. Risulta essere anche un pò vinosa. Bevetela!

3.6
CMUBEERMAN (458) - - APR 5, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a bit of red...leaves a nice white head with tons of lacing. Aroma is sweet cream, spice, and malt. Flavor is very rich, sweet, and creamy malt. ..delicious. There is also a bit of acidic fruit and some nice finishing spicey bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Though less interesting than the jacobite...II still dig it.

3.6
Braastad (458) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Dark brown, almost opaque. Aroma has nut, caramel, malt. Flavor is little roasted, malty.

3.9
a_sully (457) - - MAY 17, 2014
Hints of plum and chocolate with a scent reminiscent of scotch makes this a sipping beer to behold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Jaksmart (456) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle. Hazy red colour with a weak, off white head. Aroma has a fruity and wine-like base coupled with some alcohol and a little caramel-ish malts. Some plums as well. The whole deal is finished off nicely by fresh hops. Taste is very sweet with berries and wine, coupled with the sweet malt. A little fresh mint and spices can are traceable as well. Also a tiny bit of smoke and faint roast, providing a modest bitterness. Some faint, dry hops in the finish as well. Low carbonation, medium-big body, medium-long duration.


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