Traquair House Ale - Traquair House Brewery Lld
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Reviews by KyleVick4:
3.6/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
This is a beer that needs to be served warm. I normally serve my beer chilled @ around 40 in a warm glass. Then I drink it slow to let it warm to try and find differences. Some beers better at colder temps bc they are just to damn overpowering warm. While others better warm bc you miss a lot of the subtle hints in flavor when cold. This beer SUCKS cold, but evolves into a formidible beer as it warms up to the proper ~50-55 range. My review is based upon the warm beer, so if at first you think this is a terrbile beer, LET IT WARM.
A: Pours a hazy reddish brown. With lots of head. Nothing spectacular here, dont really like the huge bubbles it left on the sides of the glass, I like th lace to be finer than that...
S: Mmmm smells buttery, but spiced with a nuttyness to it. Smelss kinda sweet also, and a little burnt. Very complex nose which I like.
T: Pretty good beer. Nothing amazing but has nice features. Has a bit of smokiness but not a lot. Tastes sweet, I think a little too sweet. A good strong malt backbone with some hops thrown in there making a very nice balance of malt and hops. I think I may taste/smell a touch of biscuit malt, but if so its extremly small...
M: A touch less carbonation would have made me a little happier, as it kind of attacks the palate with each sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but a little thicker than most medium bodied beers.
D: Meh, this is not my favorite style, but I am still sipping at it. Not hugely drinkable, at least for me, but I plan on finishing the bottle.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2006 04:17:11 | More by KyleVick4
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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 819 ratings.