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Brewed by Traquair House
Style: Traditional Ale
Innerleithen, Borders, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1503   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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4.1
bastarda (506) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
A complex, thoroughly balanced caramel-malt forward beer with a lovely low carbonation and a beautiful colour, great accompaniment for pondering on the year that was 2016.

3.1
wombat23 (1621) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Shared 500 ml bottle. Best before June 2018. Dark brown with a short-lived off-white head. Aroma and taste of malt, dark fruit, caramel, earth. Didn’t think it lived up to its reputation...

3.8
RickFifty (1334) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2016
Deep mahogany color, beige head. Caramel malty nose, bread yeast, brown sugar, spicy, hint of anise. Caramel taste, rich malty, spicy notes, dates, nuts, smooth and balanced. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

2.9
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2016
I expected much more from this bottle than what I poured. It is a thin, medium caramel colored pour with a very slight head that all but totally dissipates immediately leaving a thin white line as a halo on the edges. The aroma and taste just didn’t bring to me what I expected. The 8 ABV doesn’t come through in the flavor but I feel it so I know it’s there.

3.1
darbeer75 (927) - 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 it’s not overly sweet; Palate: heavy body with long, malty finish; Overall: decent but won’t seek out again.

3.6
axl (980) - 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
Senap (747) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Smakrik och hyfsat söt med den lite fadda tonen. På hela taget en trevlig sippöl så här i juletider.

4
Turtles (2832) - 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.

5
RatingsProfessor10 (3) - - DEC 6, 2016 does not count
Love both Traquair House and Traquair Jacobite equally. Can’t pick between the two.

3.5
7stern (661) - Bromma, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2016
Ruby red, clear, low head. Dried fruit aroma. Sherry like and raisin taste. Small bubbles lingering.


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