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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: 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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3.4
Benzai (15446) - 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.

3.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle at home - Clear dark brown - no head. High malty, ryebread, burned malts, raisins, caramel, light ryness, roasted, some sharpness in the finish.

3.4
bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Dark fruity aroma. Sort of a hazy pruny color. No noticeable head. Starts with a hint of anise and some sweetness; thinnish mouthfeel; hints of raisin; a chocolate character follows. Finishes dry. Not very bitter. A woody aspect in the very end. Interesting.

3.3
gunnfryd (14820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt. Flavour is sweet, malt, roasted, dried fruits. Quite nice beer.

3.5
DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Deep brown color with a bit of beige foam. Malty aroma with caramel, lots of nuts and some toastiness. Rather sweet malty flavor with nuts, caramel, biscuits and a drier finish with light bitterness, slightly herbal. Medium-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. A well-made beer - very malty but not overly sweet.

3.2
Ratman197 (14674) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
330 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of cola, some fruitiness, hint of molasses and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of sweet malt, dark fruit, a hint of wood and some light cola with a smooth finish. A good beer but not as complex as I expected.

4
Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle from Nelson Wines. It pours hazy dark brown with a red hue and a thin fizzy white head. The nose is sweet caramel, dried fruit, milk chocolate and toffee. The taste is vanilla, caramel, wood, liquorice, toffee, leather, smoke, tobacco, lactose, plum, dried cherry and milk chocolate, with a fruity finish.Very well balanced. A bit like a Scotch Ale-Belgian dubbel cross. High quality stuff.

4.4
imdownthepub (14448) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
Bottled, Filtered, 330ml, aged 4.5yrs. Ruby to brown with beige head. What a beautiful looking beer, it has the appearance of a rich burgundy, but with a head. It is smooth, the ageing has worked particularly well, fusing the parts into one luscious, rounded, full beer. There is a blackcurrant and winey raisin note to it, warming in the alcohol, there is a sweetness on the finish. Very, very good

3.9
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with a small white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Average plum and spice aroma. Medium body with a oily texture. Good fruity flavor with mild smoke finish of an average duration.

3.5
Borup (14303) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an average off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, roasted malt, hops and fruit.


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