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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1345   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
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2002
Whoa Nellie! Those Scots know how to put a wee bit of the Scotch whisky into their brew that truly sends a jolt into you, “Beam me up, Scotty!” A beautiful rich, dark mahogany color, little to no head at all, and a very, very dry, mostly bitter malt taste, but it improves as it slowly unwinds to room temperature, this is almost like sipping a dry cognac, a drink for the purists, and a good winter warmer...

3.9
VTDeerHunter (50) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Poured dark brown, with a little head. Aroma is malty and a little hoppy. Flavor is bitter and malty, almost like brown sugar, and a little roasty, with a nice bitter finish. This was thick bodied.

3.8
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Sweet smelling molasses and toffee. Pours a dark ruby color with good head. Good carbonation. Rather sweet tasting, somewhat over powering for me. Overall, a rather Scottish beer that is a bit too sweet.

4
Aegrus (49) - USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottled, pint Very dark brown. Fading tan head. Big malt aroma with a lovely sweet roasted scent as well. Heavenly mouthfeel. Light, creamy and dry finish. Flavors of less than sweet figs, dates, caramel with mild bitterness. Very good

4
DarkBeer (47) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Oh, how I love this beer. Pours dark brown, and you’ll want a glass that traps the aroma and concentrates it. The head lasts a while. The body is superb and malty, and there is something woody in the taste. Very malty. A bit vinous in the back end of the swallow, and a lingering aftertaste that’s nicely bitter. A superb brew.

5
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2005
gentle roasted/smokey aroma. foam diminishes to a little. really nice brown color. great flavors of mild chocolate, tootsie roll, smoked malt and lingering bitterness. finishes dry and soft on the palate. my mouth has been bathed in some beautiful malt. classic!

4
blizzardlover (44) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Fantastic color. Nearly opaque, suspended matter, brownish red. Tiny cream head. Warm flavor. Scent of a tomato blossom. Malt o plenty! Caramel. I taste watermelon somewhere. Not sure how. Kind of burnt melon. Raisin smell. Finish is awesome. VERY smooth. I would not drink more than two of these because it is very heavy. Great brew.

3.9
poolstar (43) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
dark beer, malts . liquorice, some dark fruits,strong boozy aftertaste, decent beer

3.8
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Clean, malt-dominated flavor with hints of woodiness, almost smokey. Head is pale tan. Aroma is similarly earthy.


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