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Traquair House Ale - Traquair House Brewery Lld

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

861 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 107
Gots: 43 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Traquair House Brewery Lld visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-07-2000)
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Photo of MaineBrewing
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - poured a dark mahogany, held to light revealed a brilliant clear ruby. Had was 1.5 fingers and dimished to a nice frothy cap.

S - aroma is very sweet, lots of molasses, toffee, buttery, slight canvas.

T - really complex malt forward flavor that has a surprising amount of Bittering hops to even it out. The complex malt is greatly enjoyable with tons of candi sugar, molasses, toffee, and raisin notes. The Bittering hops are spot on for what's needed to support the heavy malt character, surprisingly for something from Scotland, would have figured it would be more subdued. I also feared diacetyl, I sensed some in the nose, however the taste was clean and it's presence was only slight. Oak was also very slight but was present and played well this balanced brew.

M - mouthfeel is on par for the style, ample carbonation.

O - overall a great example of the style, looks amazing and the complex smooth malt flavor is accentuated well with ample hop bitterness. Very drinkable, but still complex and enjoyable.

MaineBrewing, Jul 25, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

noproduction, Sunday at 07:37 AM
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3.95/5  rDev -5.7%

SadMachine, Sunday at 06:34 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

maltlikker, Oct 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Figgins81, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

LXIXME, Sep 29, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bonsall_Phil, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

sammyg832, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

msquared36, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

jduprey007, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Casterbridge, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of rangerred
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

500ml bottle into a nonic.

Pours an opaque very dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a one finger medium tan head. Pretty good head retention but the lacing is lacking.

Aroma is full of toffee and caramel with some hints of sherry. Touches of oak along with dark fruits and some smoke poking through.

The flavor is very heavy on the figs and plums with more of the sherries note present in the aroma. Some burnt toffee and smokey notes in the background but the flavor is overwhelmingly fruity. It works in this case, though. Some woody notes in the background but they are very restrained. Subtle sweet mouthfeel with a bit of lingering stickiness.

Overall, a very good scotch ale and more fruity than many of the other ones I have had. Great interplay between the wood, smoke, and fruit and well balanced. A great beer.

rangerred, Sep 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

admh1972, Aug 23, 2014
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Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
93 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.