overall
99
100
style
Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Traditional Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The famous Bear Gates guarding the approach to Traquair House, near Pebbles, have been closed since 1745 - when the last person to pass through them was Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Now, 250 years later, the ancient Traquair Brew House celebrates the Jacobite cause by producing this potent spiced ale to a traditional fine recipe. Sip slowly and remember the old toast to the "King O'er the Water."

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (705) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Aroma: extremely malty; Appearance: clear, dark amber with thin white head that disappears quickly; Taste: follows nose with tons of malt; usually not my favorite style but its not overly sweet; Palate: heavy body with long, malty finish; Overall: decent but wont seek out again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (662) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Very dark mahogony brown with a slight redish hue and almost no head. Aroma is dried red and black fruits, warming alcohol, toffee, plums and red stonefruits. Taste is dried fruits, nutty malts, toffee, dry-ish bread, red stonefruit, light roastiness, herbal notes and light coffee. Surprisingly light mouthfeel, medium carbonation and dry, fruity and herbal, aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (660) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Smakrik och hyfsat st med den lite fadda tonen. P hela taget en trevlig sippl s hr i juletider.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (2289) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Deep dark mahogany, small tanned head, weak lacing. Rich aroma, sweet, malty, vinous, molasses, dried sweet fruit, red grapes and mild spicy. Medium carbonated which goes well with the rich malty body, sweet and smooth mouthfeel. Complex taste, malty, caramel, toffee, dark dried fruit, dates, red berries, woody and a tiny spiciness, coriander and juniper. Warming finish with bitter orange.

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   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
7stern (619) - Bromma, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Ruby red, clear, low head. Dried fruit aroma. Sherry like and raisin taste. Small bubbles lingering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4223) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to bjammin, cheers Ben. Black beer with small head. Aroma of licorice, treacle and dark malts. Taste is treacle, dark malt, some hops and earthy with some brandy notes. Light to medium bodied. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1753) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2016
Dried fruits, alcohol, light soy sauce, spicy, vanilla, earthy, Grass. Dark Brown colour, red hues, small beige head. Big sweetness, salty, light bitterness, coffee and jam, warming. Medium/fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmctaster (84) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Brown. With no head. Aroma is plums and alcohol. Taste is plums, sugar, dark fruit, and slight alcohol. Thin, but strong and good sipping beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3539) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish amber with a tiny tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hebs. Medium to full body with a long malty / spicy finish.


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