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

bottled
available

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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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2.9
Pinball (12311) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
bottle BBF 2017, tasted late 2009 not sure how old this bottle is, but i think this sample have had better days - the "old stale hops" and "old beer" flavors are too much in the foreground. very very dark amber, smooth fine small yellow light brownish head. stale hops, caramel, toffee. flavor is kinda strange, never think i’ve had a beer like this. will try to put words on it : Faint woody sourness, red berries, sort of sawdust, toffee, sweet caramel, faint very sweet malts. flavors are higly blended. Also tastes a bit of old beer.

3.4
rosenbergh (11799) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2014
330 ml bottle. BBE Aug/22. Ukkometso, Tampere, Finland. Dark ruby red colour with a tiny off-white head. Berries, malt, sweetness, mild hops and mild alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is sweet malt, alcohol, berries, mild bitterness and mild vinous elements. Smooth and rich. 7.2% kicks slightly in after couple of sips. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Malt, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is fruity as well. Alcohol notes and some malt. Ends on a sweet note with a light alcoholburnt. Decent beer.

4
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle. Dried apricot/raisin and strong hops aroma. Cloudy orangish brown color with little head. Sweet dried fruit malt flavor with moderate hops finish. Hops and alcohol flavor well balanced - neither one comes through too strongly. An easy drinking strong ale.

3.7
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle, total wine. brown color with a whitish head. Aroma is fruity and malty...seems like it might be sweet. And it is a bit sweet. I get some good fruity notes and some wood too. Not bad at all.

4
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Bottle... This beer rocks!... An incredible, sparkling dark amber hue with a small, creamy, off-white head. Mostly diminishing. The aroma is thick with malt and caramel. Chocolate and toffee notes. Plenty of alcohol in the nose as well. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel. Heavily malty and lightly tangy up front, the flavor is a swirl of alcohol, dark chocolate and caramel flanked by perfectly balanced malt and hops on the backside. A lengthy, somewhat dry and bitter finish with undertones of sweet, sweet alcohol. A very nice Scotch ale. World class beer! I look forward to trying the Jacobite ale as well.

3.7
faroeviking (11217) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear deep dark brown colour with a good mostly diminishing light brown head. Soft sweet aroma of roasted caramel and malt, dark fruits, some chocolate, bitter hops. and bit of alcohol. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has roasted malt with dark fruits, bit of chocolate, bitter hops and wood. Bitter roasty woody finish.

3.7
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Thank you Martinus! Tasting glass from 330 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. BBF 08/2022 – seriously dude? Copper red with egg white head. Nose is herbal, syrupy, sweet herbal with lots of sugar, profile is quite Belgian. Taste is lightly bitter herbal upfront followed by strong sweetness, Belgian, cough syrup, thick candy sugar,..; Oily herbal body; I have the same reservations here as I had with Traquair Jacobite Ale, this tastes like an okay Belgian & yet the scores are through the roof, I’m concussed here, is it because it was made outside of Belgium or what?

4
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
The Market Cross brewpub was nice enough to share this one with me at the HBF. Pours amber, with aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Tastes fruity, with caramel, chocolate, nuts, bourbon, and hops at the finish. Very complex.

3.5
allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours clear red-brown, thin white head just sustained with gentle carbonation. Aromas of burnt sugar and spice. Taste brings vanilla, quite sweet, but not overly so. Light bitter at the end. Good.


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