Traquair House Ale - Traquair House Brewery Lld
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.9/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.25 A: Dark amber brown that is constantly changing color based on the amount and angles of light. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is a bit below average and not much lacing is left.
4.75 S: The nose on this is incredible. I just had the Jacobite Ale not long ago and I can now smell what was under all that coriander. Powerful, yet supple peat and mineral. Molasses, caramel, and brown sugar. Oaken woodiness. Earthy and outdoorsy. Doesn't have the big, bold aromas of a lot of American brews, but it has the sophistication and integration of the Trappist brews. Really well done.
3.75 T: The taste is very good, but it's only a tenth of pleasurable as the smell. Still, it's a tasty brew. Peat and mineral. Oak and earthiness. Caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. It comes together well, but just not as well as the nose. I'm picking up a big more tannic astringency than I'd like as well.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit of tannic astringency on finish. This could benefit from some more creaminess.
3.75 D: Overall it's a pretty damn good brew. I didn't pick up any astringency in the Jacobite, so maybe this is just how this batch turned out.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 04:10:08 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a dark chocolate brown, almost opaque color into a snifter with a 1/2F head.
Aroma: plum, raisin, fig, which continue strong throughout the tasting.
Mouth feel: pleasantly carbonated- more than other wee heavies I have tasted.
Taste: smooth fig, plum and raisin with a light alcohol finish.
This is a classic wee heavy. The flavors are similar to American beers in the same style which are only slightly more pronounced. This is an impressive beer- low ABV, yet a sipper. The body is lighter than American styles, making it easier to drink.
This is the real deal.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 01:07:11 | More by brureview
Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
93 out of 100 based on 826 ratings.