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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: 1347   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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gerome (21) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with a nice beige head. Rich aroma of malt, vanilla, plums. Malt, licorice and a light fruit flavor. Slight peat and alcohol. Finishes medium dry.

4.3
Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Traquair makes beers that are immediately identifiable among it’s peers, as it’s beers are relatively unique when compared to most Scottish ales. Deep brown color with dark amber highlights. Lots of malt on the nose but not as much on the tongue... subtle flavors of plums and currants, and a touch of madeira. Just enough Kent Goldings (hops) make this beer ultra smooth. While this brew isn’t representative of most Scottish ales, it’s actually one of my favorites. Not cheap in America, but well worth it!

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

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.

3.8
ivangoal (17) - - 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

3.6
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.

4.2
Dave_Smith (13) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - JAN 26, 2016
Appearance: dark-brown, clear, minimal head (I poured carefully). Aroma: caramel, coffee, dark bread. Taste: coffe, dark bread, malty Palete: medium to full body, soft carbonation and long finish Overal: very drinkable Scotch Ale as it should be


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