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Traquair House Ale - Traquair House Brewery Lld

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

888 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 110
Gots: 50 | 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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Photo of admh1972
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of tillmac62
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Photo of WarrenGofstein
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JoelClark
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of MaineBrewing
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of reaganrvltn
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
94 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.