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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1345   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours a beautiful dark brown with mahogany highlights and a surprisingly almost whitish head which does not last too long. Nose: sweet malt with some vinous and heather like notes Taste: Tangy vinous dark fruits and heater like almost comes across like soy sauce and dr pepper combined finishing with a lovely touch of smoke and Hop bitterness and flavor in the background coming across slightly spicy. As the beer warms up some raisin like flavors show up with chalky notes as well Mouthfeel for the alcohol and malt richness still finishes nice and light with a long lingering raisiny and smoky finish Overall: Still a classic so much complexity with a such a simple grain bill. The magical smokiness is wonderful a great beer to warm up to on a blustery fall evening

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
19Oracolo78 (156) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2017 Virra dal bruno. Schiuma grossolana e poco persistente. All?olfatto sentori di legno e malto. Al palato corposa co note di malto, miele e legno liquoroso. Nel dinale rimane lievemente amara. Una vuona birra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (435) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Mycket vackert rubinrd med medelstort skum, I doften finns: en underton av kaffe och russin, men mest mrka krsbr och fruktkola. I smaken finns en aning kaffe och torkade frukt men mest mrka br och frukter, lite vins, strva ekfatstoner, liten balanserande beska. Stor, rund och mjuk munknsla, En suvern Barley wine som trots sin fruktstma inte blir sliskig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark ruby-red. Very malty, sweet, dark-fruity, strong ale. Treacly roast malt, lighter caramel, molasses, bitter chocolate balanced by hop bitterness. Whiskylike, smooth, warming. Great beer. (2008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3191) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pale dark brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Raisin, caramel, malts, herbs, ripe fruits and grain. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grima (2386) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle from a Mitra store in Eindhoven, Netherlands!
Bought in 2009! Bbe date 11/2017. Pours deep black with a nice white head. Aroma has caramel, nutes, licorice and toffee. Taste is sweet caramel, hazelnut, toffee and some chocolate. Well aged oak notes in Finish! Wow, amazing beer!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4334) - 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 (773) - 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 (496) - 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 (309) - 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.

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