overall
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96
style
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: 1349   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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 theres almost an overture of vanilla in there somewhere as well. Great mouth feel thats 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (11487) - 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. its 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 Ill just slightly chill it. Too cold, its good. Near room temp its still phenomenal.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen2 (3457) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (5594) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
Fra flaske p Cardinaltreff: lakris og vanilje (gjret p eikefat!), mykt, velbalansert og innsmigrende med stor munnfylde. Et fantastisk l helt uten skarpe kanter. Lurer p hvordan en ufiltrert utgave ville smakt...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2001
A damn fine beer. I expected a bit more. But it was nice. Ill probably only be able to drink this on special occasions due to the price. Anywho... a great Scottish ale. Strong. Malty. Smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Very malty, sweet aroma, but more mild malty taste with a hint of caramel. Very complex, almost wine-like flavor. Nice carbonation, and dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2004 Malt! Yeah its sweet but not cloying. The sweetness seems to be balanced out by the alcohols dryness and a mild nutty flavor. Just a great beer in this style but at the money it cost it will remain a rare treat

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7594) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue par Importations Prives Biropholie. Arme: Odeur de fruits foncs, de dattes et dalcool. Apparence: Couleur brune. Moyen col beige crmeux. Moyenne densit des bulles. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dpices, de torrfaction et de fruits. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crmeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got de craie et de fume. (Rating #292)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2007
12oz brown bottle from Rons. Dark brown body with ruby red highlights and a quarter inch of off-white head. Toasty nutty aroma on this one. Tastes like nut, caramel malt, with roasty and burnt malt, with hints of chocolate. Full flavored and complex. Creamy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation to support it. Fairly drinkable for the full-bodiednesss and abv. Fantastic.


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