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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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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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4.5
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
It draws you in and makes you feel like burrowing in amongst the wonders of a woodland. A beer of its place - bier de terroire. Earthy bog swamp and blackberry aromas, breaking into a treacley burnt sugar aspects with complicated mushroom and liquorice vanilla complexity. Very thought provoking. Is this an ale or a stout? How do they make this taste this way?

4.5
Grzesiek79 (4296) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Doskonale piwo. Miedziano czerwone w odcieniu ze srednia piana ale znaczaca slady na kufelku. Tradycyjne piwo w smaku. Karmelowe lekki posmak toffi. Figowy aromat. Intensywny. Tradycja i doswiadczenie starego browaru to sama klasa w sobie.

4.5
appiantiqua (195) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre "Les 3 Loups". Température de début 9 à 10°. Belle robe brun sombre à reflets roux presque opaque. Mousse ivoire assez persistante; carbonatation moyenne. Nez très subtil fruité et chocolaté avec de discrets arômes de houblon. Le goût est tout aussi agréable avec douceur et amertume qui se bousculent en un bouquet de saveurs riches et complexes: notes florales et de café avec des touches boisées et de malts de whisky. La finale est longue et douce mais sans aucune lourdeur avec le retour du chocolat. Encore une grande réussite en provenance d’Ecosse ... je vais me mettre à la cornemuse!!!! 18/20

4.5
Kittenbieer (195) - LYON, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2017
Découverte dans un verre "3 loups",belle robe brune aux reflets rubis surmontée d’une mousse ivoire peu persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes chocolatés qui disparaissent rapidement pour laisser la place à des notes boisées et vineuses.La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs à l’image du nez avec des pointes de whisky tourbé,une fine amertume et légère sécheresse qui restent en finale,sans aucune lourdeur.Un ensemble assez complexe ,bien réussi! Vive l’écosse !18/20

4.4
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Great beer. Nice aroma and flavor. Very tasty and smooth. Complex and tasty.

4.4
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Very dark amber pour, small head. Smells a bit like a chocolate covered cherry to me, yet there’s almost an overture of vanilla in there somewhere as well. Great mouth feel that’s much less overpowering than I expected -- so smooth and definitely helped by having a fairly low alcohol (I guessed initially that a beer like this might have been up in the 9 range). Nice finish. Strong overall .

4.4
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2009
An oaky beer, but balnced by nutty maltiness. The finish is acidic and makes you want to keep drinking more. A great beer. Scotland will continue to be a place to watch as their beers are finally showing up more and more here in the sates.

4.4
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2015 very malty, smokey, and slicker than snot on a glass eye!!! this is a great beer. one of the best of this style, i highly recomend it. it’s a little pricey for the tiny bottle, but totally worth it. 2015 - bigger size for roughly the same price I paid for 10 oz before. takes a while to open up...next time I’ll just slightly chill it. Too cold, it’s good. Near room temp it’s still phenomenal.

4.4
Holmen2 (3636) - NORWAY - 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.

4.4
Holmen1 (5874) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff: lakris og vanilje (gjæret på eikefat!), mykt, velbalansert og innsmigrende med stor munnfylde. Et fantastisk øl helt uten skarpe kanter. Lurer på hvordan en ufiltrert utgave ville smakt...


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