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100
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (570) - Sdertlje, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours amber with little head. Sweet spicey aroma with toffee and caramel taste. Some spicey after taste with hints of uniper and caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (570) - - NOV 10, 2016
Sweet sugar, peppermint candy cane, and sweet fruit aroma. Taste of cola, spices, and ripe berries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (385) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2016
Mycket vackert mrkt rubinrd med beiget skum. Stor lite vins doft med stma av olika torkade frukter - dadlar, fikon mm - ven lite mrkt brd. St fruktig smak av torkade frukter med en liten fin kryddighet och en aning alkoholhetta. En riktigt god strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewhemia (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2016
Red/brown color with small off white head. Aroma of dates and prunes, overripe grapes, wood and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet (notes of raisins and prunes), light bitter and has a bitter and sour finish. Really nice depth in this beer. A bit too acidic in the finish Im afraid I think though.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (207) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2016
Rich sweetness and spice. Like sugar coated licorice; choc, cardamom and coriander nose. Sleek but longish choc and caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2516) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Firma Bier, bottled in July 2014. Clear, extremely dark red with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish, malty, spicy, moderately fruity and a bit vinous aroma of toffee, raisins, prunes, some oak and spices. Sweetish-malty, moderately fruity and quite spicy taste of toffee, raisins, prunes, vanilla, orange peel, coriander and some oak, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, spicy and slightly vinous finish. Medium body, smooth and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very tasty, quite complex and not too spicy. Delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (2206) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, alcohol, Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3171) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Pours dark brown with a moderate off white head. Aromas of butterscotch, caramel, fudge, figs, dates, raisins, plums, pumpernickel bread. Taste is loads of caramel sweetness and ripe fruit, mainly apple. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartR (329) - Aespa, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2016
Aroma brings out good english hops and malty character. Strong malty line continues in taste. The hops are lost somewhere, but thats ok. A whole new buquet of flavors is present. Dark fruits, barrel notes and brandy-like finish. Alcohol only tickles a bit. What a great beer, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dysenteri (212) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2016
33 cl bottle from SB. Dark brown with beige head. Dried fruit, bread spices, chocolate, malt. Medium+ sweetness, light roastiness, light creamy mouthfeel. Good!


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