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

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1340   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2011 vintage @ Croydonia. Deep reddish amber with a modest head. Red apple and cocoa. Rich malty punch. Taste of tobacco Infused liquorice. Toast. Brown bread and cocoa. Still pretty hot! Oily and soft. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10403) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. Many thanks to Paul and JackL for these.

2011 vintage. Aroma is nice raisin dried fruits, figs nutty malts, some alcohol. Light caramel brown coloured pour with a thin tan head. Flavour is composed of woody, booze, dried fruit, jam, little tang, some sugars. Palate is light / medium body, little age, lowish carbonation. 7,3,7,3,14

1991 vintage. Aroma is woody, soy, jammy fruits. Flavour is more jammy and dried fruit. Boozy fruit cake. Better. 6,3,8,3,15

1985 vintage. Aroma holds more sherry note, little tart, nutty soy. Flavour is composed of jam, earthy wood, little musty wood. 6,3,7,3,13.

1977 vintage. More umami, soy. Rasisn and booze, tart berry, jammy fig. plum. Still some carbonation on this bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
Thick sweet malty low carbonatated creamy scottish great for sipping. Now if that isnt a great run-on of adjectives I dont know what is.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2002
I prefer the Orkney Skullsplitter, personally. Decent flavor and very complex. A bit bitter. Strong and very malty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2002
Bought in 1985 and hidden in my cellar all those years. Alc % on the label: 6%. Overwhelming porto aroma. Carbonation has almost disappeared. Porto taste with blackcurrant, raisins and pure chocolate. A bit metallic and buttery aftertaste. A very special beer that has survived 17 years of storage under less than ideal circumstances well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kst (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2003
Amber coloured beer with a medium creamy head. Fruity and woody aroma. Rather sweet, sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 10, 2003
Ruby colour with disappearing head. The taste is very complex: it's malty, with light traces of caramel and wine flavour and it's a bit salty. Very particular, but not really my favourite beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Typical scottish ale, except this one is overpriced and not near as flavorful as it should be. Definetly tastes better as it warms. Very watered down and weak tasting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5473) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2003
Hoppy smell, bit fruity, some malts. Quite sweet. Dark red coloured, clear. Thin head. Taste is watery, malty, fruity and hoppy. Bit weak. More bitter in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Good, but not as good as previous times I've had it. I prefer their jacobite over this.


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