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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: 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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4.1
rjulian24 (18) - USA - OCT 23, 2006
Strong Scotch Ale. Nice ruby colored beer, very clear with decent lacing and some alcoholic legs. Aroma: Smooth with satisfying caramel, smoky character and some alcohol that blends well when swirled. Flavor is nice as the caramel, smoke and alcohol all standout. Alcohol is clean and not very phenolic. Palate is thick and smooth. All in all a very good beer excellent to style. I enjoyed everything but the price. Maybe needed a little more aging to really blend all the characters together.

3.9
LordHeelGibson (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2011
caramel, raisin, woody, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, great brew.

3.6
HLGIV (14) - Golden, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Poured with little head. Color reminds me of maple syrup. Sweet aroma with hints of vanilla lingering at the end. Taste starts off bright and slightly roasty and evolves through a mild sweetness to a warming finish.

3.8
ivangoal (14) - - SEP 6, 2017
Little but malty aroma. Nice head. Great Warming mouthfeel an very nice malty and alcoholic taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
glendelberg (12) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
*Newbie rating* Trappist glass from bottle. Aroma - Caramel, bit of raisin slight vanilla hint. Appearance - Dark, ruby with a fast disappearing light tan head. Taste - Toffee & hint of citrus. Palate - Soft carbonation.

2.7
raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2011
I wasn’t very impressed. The flavor was so light I found myself repeatedly sipping it and pausing just to get a better idea of what I was drinking. The taste is mildly sweet, with a light kick of alcohol on top. As for aroma, it didn’t strike me as much more than a mild breadiness, with the lightest hint of cherry.

4.2
lla911 (11) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bought this for $5.99 and I think it is gonna be good. Pours out dark but not opaque. great color. good average head slight brown color. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is good no idea what the flavors are

4.8
hackleo (11) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2001
One of the finest beers I've ever tasted. Strong butterscotch flavor/aroma - normally an off-flavor, it's anything but in this brew. Caramel and toffee with a hint of chocolate blend in a beer with suprisingly drinkable body - not heavy or cloying. I obviously had a bottle that was in good condition. I will seek this beer out again!

3.2
mattj (10) - USA - NOV 3, 2003
Nice but not noteworthy. Very chocolatey and almost stout like in taste and mouthfeel.

3.7
Jbfd2 (10) - - FEB 22, 2014
Pours dark caramel with a pronounced head. Smells sweet and malty. Taste great! Sweet on the palate with a smooth finish. Creamy mouth feel makes this an easy drinking wee-heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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