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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: 1489   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with garnet highlights and a 1 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is fantastic, intense fruity earthy and floral notes, coriander, juniper, nutmeg, lots of sweet floral and fruity notes, sweet malt, a hint of burnt sugar and citrus. Flavor is equally intense and impressive, tons of spice, molasses, earth, heavy thistle and honeysuckle floral notes, dark fruit, burnt sugar, sweet, earth plant notes, a hint of sweet melon. Medium body with a creamy to oily feel throughout and light carbonation. I really thoroughly enjoyed this beer. So intense without being overpowering and so unique.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Senap (643) - 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 (2198) - 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
   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 (611) - 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 (4183) - 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 (1739) - 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 (81) - 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 (3499) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (529) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (567) - - 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


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