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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (3228) - - SEP 3, 2012
Dark copper in colour, head disapearing quickly. Aroma of prunes, maple syrup and dark caramel. Wonderful taste. Aftertaste of dried fruit, toffee, dark caramel balanced with hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4229) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown-black color, smooth beige head that stays at 1", stripes of lace. Taste is toasted malt that blooms through medium fizz to a toffee and light hop finish. Full-bodied, rich, complex, whats not to like?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RatingsProfessor10 (3) - - DEC 6, 2016 does not count
Love both Traquair House and Traquair Jacobite equally. Cant pick between the two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
szymonskc (665) - Skrcz, POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Zapach intensywny, słd, czekolada, słodkie owoce, karmel, drewno. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, klarowne. Piana średnio obfita, drobna, średnio trwała, zdobi szkło. W smaku umiarkowana słodycz, średnia pełnia, słd, karmel, czekolada, toffi, suszone owoce, drewno. Goryczka niska, wysycenie średnie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Graham77 (466) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Small head, minimal lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, chocolate, a little alcohol and wood. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter, dry on the finish with notes of pepper and wood. The palate is medium bodied and chocolatey smooth. Carbonation is light. This is a full flavoured and very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodbod (259) - SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a crystal clear dark brown with. Short lived pale tan foam. Nose is intense and rich, very malty, with fruity estery notes. Taste is sweet, malty, with lightly bitter hop notes. Palate is full bodied, very smooth. Carbonation is a wee bit coarse. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1774) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle @home, The I cant believe they voted for Trump tasting (Nov 8th). Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, nutty, toffee. Taste is more of the same but with a big vanilla sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (657) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a big off white head that fizzed away quite quickly. Aroma is sweet, fruit, alcohol. Flavour matches with a soft, woody finish. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (862) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
A deep brown almost black body with a very thin white head that didnt leave much lace. Aroma of malt, caramel, and a hint of licorice. Flavor was similar to the aroma with the flavors taking on a toasted, nutty flavor, kinda earthy. Overall a very smooth beer thats worth a try. Originally rated on 10/23/08

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1516) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Clearish brownish reddish beerish. Aroma is woody and fruity, wet grain. Fruity raisin, light vanilla, very sweet and medium bitterness. Really nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger (442) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
Bottle at home, 29/08/16. Bought a couple of years ago, still BB 2021. Rich aroma - raisens, brown sugar, rum. Dark brown. Thin ring of a beige head. Medium sweet and bodied. Oily finish on the tongue with a burn from the alcohol at the back of the throat. Spices, raisens, something I cant pick out along the lines of almonds. Just been doing DIY so was going to have something lightet but had this at room temperature as nothing in the fridge. Very satisfying.

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