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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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3.5
AgentAle (1753) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
Aroma is sweet malts, candy sugar and sweet cask oak. Taste is sweet malts and dark fruits with slight bitterness that dissipates. Smooth consideringvthe abv though. The full body does sadly taper off. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains somewhat poorly.

3.5
UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
Appearance: clear deep amber with a short dense light beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dark malt, dried fruit, wood. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full slightly creamy body, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. (4/5) Another decent brew from Traquair house. Not overly sweet, and decent depth of flavour. These guys might be able to change my opinion on wee heavies… (14/20)

3.5
Stuartyboy (1671) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle at home from Alesella dark brown Fruity sweet aroma flavour is plums boozy raisins soft Brown sugar Sweet treacle finish with strong alcohol presence

3.5
OminouSC2 (673) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Copper colored. Toffee and caramel aromas, ripe fruits. Taste is caramel sweet, fruity, never too sweet. Dry finish with some wood.

3.5
Kavu (4795) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
A small taste from wiosna (bottle) @ Oak Barrel. Pours deep amber with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, coffee and hops. Good.

3.5
jjsint (3110) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe,near Kings Lynn. Drunk at home. Light to mid-brown with a reddish hue. Translucent with a small white head. Toffee aroma with light whisky notes in the aroma. There’s also a slight whiff of sulphur. Strong, sweet taste with some peppery hops. Long finish starts sweet but the sweetness fades leaving a trace of dry hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste of dates and rye bread with more whisky. This is pretty special.

3.4
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2002
Thick sweet malty low carbonatated creamy scottish great for sipping. Now if that isn’t a great run-on of adjectives I don’t know what is.

3.4
austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
I prefer the Orkney Skullsplitter, personally. Decent flavor and very complex. A bit bitter. Strong and very malty.

3.4
bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, 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
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2003
Amber coloured beer with a medium creamy head. Fruity and woody aroma. Rather sweet, sharp taste. Bitter aftertaste.


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