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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

829 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 99
Gots: 34 | 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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genaro

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Traquair House Ale was a dark copper brown color with a small head. The aroma was sweet, malty chocolate and caramelly. The toasted chocolate taste was pretty good. The smooth taste also had a little hop bite and was not too carbonated. The finish was slightly sweet and dry. The alcohol added a nice boost to this beer. Overall very well-balanced and tastey beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2004 20:58:00 | More by genaro
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MaineBrewing

Maine

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 02:42:04 | More by MaineBrewing
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-24-2014 21:58:07 | More by reaganrvltn
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Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-20-2014 22:28:43 | More by Docrock
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-20-2014 21:06:50 | More by RochefortChris
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Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

07-20-2014 06:28:31 | More by SitkaSteve
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-19-2014 15:38:18 | More by Twotonsandwich
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

07-18-2014 23:15:12 | More by tgraven
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mikepcarney

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-18-2014 20:46:31 | More by mikepcarney
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-14-2014 15:13:46 | More by DavidHume
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mcrawford

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-12-2014 21:50:43 | More by mcrawford
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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-12-2014 15:29:53 | More by GRG1313
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-10-2014 20:10:08 | More by Morey
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ckollias

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-09-2014 00:26:59 | More by ckollias
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-06-2014 22:04:08 | More by KAF
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Alabama

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

06-30-2014 05:22:06 | More by steviek13
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-29-2014 13:16:01 | More by JimmyAloysius
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mkell

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-28-2014 22:50:32 | More by mkell
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-26-2014 00:47:09 | More by cackalacky
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brureview

Massachusetts

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
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

06-19-2014 21:35:10 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-16-2014 16:54:46 | More by n2pux
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Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
93 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.