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Traquair House Ale - Traquair House Brewery Lld

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Traquair House AleTraquair House Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

849 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 104
Gots: 40 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

jduprey007, Saturday at 03:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Casterbridge, Friday at 03:17 AM
Photo of rangerred
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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, Thursday at 02:45 AM
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Pj21miller, Tuesday at 10:53 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DrDietz, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

zestar, Sep 13, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +4.3%

Kingcurio, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

MarkyMOD, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

SD-Alefan, Sep 07, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%

melza, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

KevinGordon, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

admh1972, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of tillmac62
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BBD June 18. Dark amber pour with a deep dark ruby cast. Exceptional head, lacing and retention. Rich nose of dark fruit and malt - figs, raisins and plums against a rich malt sweetness. The body is heavy medium with a nice slick, almost creamy, texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex and well balanced. While not as intense as Jacobite, it follows the nose as well. The dark fruits flow into a light hop bitterness over a slightly sweet dark malt background. The smooth finish leaves a bit of lingering oak.

tillmac62, Aug 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

WarrenGofstein, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Maillard, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

B967ierhunter177, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

WillCarrera, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Hsquad12, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MuscleConfusion, Aug 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

reaganrvltn, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jroberts8811, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Docrock, Jul 20, 2014
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Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
93 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.