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96
style
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
rosenbergh (11532) - 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

4
shrubber85 (11324) - 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.

3.5
Desverger (11100) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
[email protected] Ølmesse - dark copper amber colour with a good tan head. Sweet malts, toffee, choc, vanilla, caramel, some wood, dark fruits, slick/smooth mouthfeel. Nice

4
hopscotch (11045) - 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
daknole (11044) - 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.

3.4
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010
Date: December 25, 1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: total beverage, DC
Appearance: deep cloudy rusty amber, whispy fine head
Aroma: rich sweet carmel malt aroma with just a touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich dry malt flavor, underlying bitterness, lasting through the finish
Overall: tasty but not worth $7 for 11 oz

Date: February 09, 2010
Mode: bottle
Words: tmac woodstock
Appearance: muddy brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet brown sugar and caramel aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, gritty brown sugar sweetness, dark caramel, touch of ripe fruit, just a hint of bitterness to rein in the sweetness
Overall: much better than years past

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Date: December 08, 2004
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 1996
Score: 3.1
Aroma: big sweet alcoholic aroma with some earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruity ripe plum character, nice mellow sweetness, slightly thin, a bit oxadized contributing to a light bitter finish
Overall: age has helped this beer

3.7
faroeviking (10835) - 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.

4
DocLock (10647) - 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.

3.7
adnielsen (10601) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a deep reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. A bit smoky, rich toffee, caramel malty, light chocolate, a bit fruity aroma. Big burnt sugar, toffee, dark caramel malty, light chocolate, somewhat smoky, herbal flavor. Pretty interesting.

3.8
pivnizub (10566) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle (purchased at the brasserie): Hazy, ruby amber coloured, small, but persistent foamy layer; moderate toasted-malty, dark-malty and chocolatey nose; solid bitter-sweet flavour, soft MF; lingering fruity, a bit warming and port-wine-like finish. Good, good good......


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