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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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3.4
mcberko (18928) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle, pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, oak, chocolate, berries and nuts. Flavour of bittersweet chocolate, oak, nuts, and some spice. Very nice.

3.8
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma, with notes of toffee and nuts. Brings a nutty, malty flavor, some toffe and creamy notes. Somewhat vinous and very complex. Great body.

3.2
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2000
A good Scottish ale - full of malty flavour. ..............................

3.4
chrisv10 (18346) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
DØE. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, hop, little wood, little chocolate and a little bitter.

3.7
TBone (18211) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2004
Bottled
Dark ruby brown, small brown head. Dark malty, sweetish, portwine-like nose. Medium-bodied, crisp and smooth, liquerish. Hdes alcohol very well, dangerously easy to drink. Chocolaty, roasted aftertaste.

2.8
jtclockwork (17254) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours dark brown, almost red in the glass. Nose and taste of alcohol, slight fruits. Decent, but lacked complexity for me. I should re rate this. It’s been awhile. Rated 7/17/2000

3.3
yngwie (17233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle. (RBNAG 07) Pours a clear, dark brown with a beige head. Quite sweet and malty aroma with a hint of peat. Caramel, roasted malt and some dried fruits in the aroma, not to forget the peaty notes. Quite sweet and malty finish. Full to medium mouthfeel. A nice and peaty beer I must rerate some day. (071103)

4.1
FatPhil (17062) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
330ml bottle. Mostly black, but with a strong light you’ll get red glints. Sweet sticky and spicey malty aroma - some fruits - banana maybe? Taste is delightful - a very mellow combination of richly roasted malt, though without the bitterness that roasting can impart, and sweet dark fruits. Sweetness and spicines gave me hints of soemthing like cherry coke or dr pepper! All mellowed with a wonderful oaken woodiness. This is a masterpiece.

3.4
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Dark brown color with a nice dark red glare coming through, medium to full sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is quite faint, don’t get much really. Taste is malts, a bit thin, lightly a hint of roastyness, a hint of raisins and dark fruits, lightly bitter. Decent body, medium carbonation.

3.4
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
A: The pour is dark amber in color with a smallish khaki colored head. S: A really nice nose on this one. Sweet caramel and toffee all the way through with a hint of vanilla. Toasted bread and molasses give an extra bit of maltiness. A rather simple aroma, but quite good. T: There is a hint of booze, but otherwise it’s a rather nice combination caramel and toffee. Some more of the bread and toast character, but it is a touch watery at times. Maybe some brown sugar. M: Medium in body with a low to medium level of carbonation. O: Overall pretty nice. A bit simple to me, but I liked what it had to offer.


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