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

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RATINGS: 1520   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
A thin head on a dark brown body. The aroma is woody, deep and with black licorice. The taste is oak, alcohol, lemon, moderate to strong malt sweetness and more wood. The texture is crisp with a lighter body and moderate carbonation. This is an interesting ale, worth trying.


2.4
SirLimpsalot (4696) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2018
@ Basunen 18-1-6: Lite småtrist. Inte mycket smak. Lite lätt maltsötma- Tyvärr

3.7
Emelie (234) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2018
Mörkt kastanjebrun, nästan inget skum. Doft: bränt socker, russin, sött te, honung, Smak: bränt socker, kavring, russin, Coca cola, honung, lite rostat/rökigt, man känner lite alkohol men den känns ändå lätt. Trevlig!

3.5
alkolas510 (1506) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Mörkbrun klar med smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar russin, torkad frukt och karamellmalt. Ok beska men lite jolmig smak

3.2
EerieDrinks (352) - Malm�, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2018
1 finger light beige head. Deep, dark ruby to brownish coloured beer.

Aroma is pungent raisin jam, vanilla, soaked wood, hint of cherries and slight tobacco.

Taste is charred wood, tobacco, slight vanilla, some spices, slight roasted malts and a note of dried figs and hint of dates in the background.

Mouthfeel is slightly harsh, due to the rather high carbonation. Ends quite abruptly too. Lightly sticky.

Overall: Really pleasant Strong Ale that's on the verge of being to weak, in my opinion. From being pretty much all 'high', fruity notes in the aroma, it transitions to way darker flavours in the taste, with the fruitiness lying in the background most of the time. Also suffers a bit from having a short finish. Then again, this is 8% ABV and not 12, you can't expect that BW feel. Nice stuff nonetheless!

3.4
yoxik75 (454) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Piana niewielka, drobny krążek pozostaje do końca. Kolor ciemny klarowny rubinowa czerwień. Aromat, czerwone owoce, karmel, melanoidyny, subtelny ale przyjemny. Smak podobnie, karmel, melanoidyny, suszone owoce. W strukturze gładkie, raczej wytrawne, niewielka słodycz, goryczka niska. Smacznie ale trochę nudno. Dobre

3.5
MarcinG (1063) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
Butelka 330ml. Ciemno-mahoniowy kolor. Piana średnia, biała, lekko brudzona,opada szybko do pierścienia. Aromat suszu owocowego,dużo rodzynek,karmelu, słody. W smaku podobnie rodzynki , ciastka, karmel,alkohol dobrze ukryty. Przyjemne zwłaszcza po ogrzaniu...

3.2
mzaar (3739) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Flaska. Mörkbrun vätska med röda inslag. Dofter av bränd karamell, nöt och rostad malt. Smakinslag av karamell, nöt, sötlakrits och rostad malt. Medelkropp.

3.7
Juks (1192) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2017
330ml bottle, blindtasted. Pours hazy brown, small beige head. Aroma is malty, lots of barley, bready, raisins, toffee. Taste follows to nose, very malty, raisins, bready, some prunes, spices. Medium + bodied, average carbo. Quite well covered alcohol at least on colder temperatures. First impression was sweet barleywine without hops. Really nice brew.

3.4
TychoJames (1522) - �rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 Flaska Systembolaget. Svart vätska. Doft av rostad malt, kaka, kryddor och knäck. Lätt söt smak. Farinsocker, jord, bondkakor och spannmål. Antingen torr avslutning.

4.3
Franzen (668) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2017
Red apple, caramel, hints of tobacco. Malty sweet but not unbalanced, silky smooth.


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