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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 1354   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
danielst (404) - AUSTRIA - JUN 11, 2010
33cl bottle: Pours dark brown with a vanishing, off-white head. Raisiny, sherry-like aroma, very rich and deep, a little chocolatey and smokey. The best thing about this is the lovely, creamy and fine-bubbled mouthfeel, with lots of caramel and dried fruits in the flavour. Bittersweet finish. A beer best enjoyed on stormy autumn evenings.

3.5
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
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2001
I really like the color of this beer. It’s 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.

4.3
jvhemert (397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2011
AROMA: dark chocolate, hint of espresso, light caramel APPEARANCE: dark brown, clear, pours brown frothy head that disappears quickly TASTE: light sweetness, lightly bitter, little bit savoury PALATE: full body, thick feel almost creamy, lively, long finish going from bitter to leaving light sweetness in on the lips OVERALL: one of my favourite Scottish ales, has almost the qualities of a Belgian Trappist (still lacks the balance of flavours)

3.9
Rammer (397) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle. Good flavor, a nice rich flavor. A bit of honey and caramel. Very good.

3.8
Beerandhockey8 (393) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2016
From bottle to thistle glass. Pour is a dark copper color, thick tan head. Nose is malty, dark fruit, molasses, toffee, a bit of booze. Taste is sweet, light-medium bodied. Super smooth and crisp finish. Awesome Scottish ale

3.4
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2007
Dark brown with an small tan head. Aroma of fruit and malt. Full, rich malty flavors. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Very enjoyable, but a bit overpriced.

4
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
Nearly black beer with some fine laces. The aroma is of aged port or madeira with hints of wood, alcohol and roasted malt. The port goes again in the taste, but malt, dried fruits, roasted grains and cinnamon makes it entry here. Nice bitter end. A very nice beer with complexity and many layers to be explored.

3.3
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 23, 2001
Deep mahogany color with a quickly dissipating head. Red wine nose. Very dry, with an almond, slightly amaretto flavor. Overall, a bit bland and flat, but better than average.

3.5
Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2007
Malt smoke and toffee a very interesting brew. Page 460 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide and only 235 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.


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