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Traquair House Ale - Traquair House Brewery Lld

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846 Ratings

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 102
Gots: 39 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

themind, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Giggy, Dec 02, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%

fellow BA claystation left this one in my fridge, and darn it all, I need a beer, so here goes. ill make it up to him. lovely pour, rich caramel color, deep dark, almost brown, with a dim red orange glow when held to the light. a quick flashing inch plus of just off white head that settles back to patchy spots, but leaves great lace. it smells dusty, timeless, ancient in some way, preindustrial, gorgeous. heavy earthen grain and a bready yeast strain that gives this a very genuine vibe, warming. there is that classic scotch ale sweetness to the taste, but it gives way to bolder roasty flavors, toffee and buttery richness, and a soil quality. its low key for its robustness, and the ale yeast on top really makes it sing. traditional and delicious, exemplar of the style. not sure ive had a wee heavy I like more. drinkably full bodied, warming booze that can be felt and not tasted. perfect for late fall. I have nothing but good things to say about this, and am now curious to try more of their beers. how cool would it be to visit this place? great beer.

StonedTrippin, Nov 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

TheSleepyMonkey, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

crhea89, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

PaulyB83, Nov 18, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +1.9%

Traquair House Ale

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a CBS snifter. Served lightly chilled.

A) Deep dark brown brew with 2 fingers of tan head that settle to a dusting. Plenty of lacing. A very nice looking beer.

S) Pleasantly sweet and malty. Toffee and a little raisin. A bit of the oak barrel too.

T) Sweet, but not too sweet, as earthy flavors balance it out. A touch of brown sugar, dark fruits, a bit nutty. A little warmth on the finish, but the alcohol is well hidden.

M) Medium bodied, and quite mellow. Perhaps not as heavy as I anticipated, but so smooth. This was a pleasure to sip on.

O) You read aged in oak barrels, but need to keep in mind you are not drinking a barrel aged beer from an American brewery. The intent is different here, and the execution is nearly flawless. This is a top notch Wee Heavy. Glad to recommend...

RoamingGnome, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

wisrarebeer, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

fionn13, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

trevorpost, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

FadetoBock, Nov 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

VanTyne, Nov 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

lightfool, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

sirsteve42, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MattyIce21, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Sparty55, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

HRamz3, Oct 24, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%

Appearance- finger of head so luscious it could be caramel itself and just stays forever, dark red-brown hue

Smell- dark toasted grains and sweet caramels, touch of anise, definite bite of oakiness, hop profiles take a back seat but still noticeable

Taste- lighter toffee on the start with a mild fruit hint of cherry followed by some dark grains give a complex finish with just a bit of astringent bite

Mouthfeel- Full bodied yet not of a super heavy consistency on the tongue

Overall- awesome, definitely of the older Scotch ale variety that's not as up front as the U.S. style and most certainly better because it isn't.

Sark, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

NoelJets, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Sturmthis, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Sspeer1, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

dirtyharry2489, Oct 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

NeMe, Oct 11, 2013
Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
93 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.