1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Traquair House Ale - Traquair House Brewery Lld

Not Rated.
Traquair House AleTraquair House Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

861 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 861
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 107
Gots: 43 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Traquair House Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 861 | Reviews: 570 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mkell
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mkell, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Metaltildeath
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Metaltildeath, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of cackalacky
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

cackalacky, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of brureview
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

brureview, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of n2pux
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

n2pux, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of xJMFCx
4/5  rDev -4.5%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Durandal_777, May 30, 2014
Photo of shehateme
4/5  rDev -4.5%

shehateme, May 30, 2014
Photo of bmurray10
4/5  rDev -4.5%

bmurray10, May 30, 2014
Photo of AOShabaz
4/5  rDev -4.5%

AOShabaz, May 30, 2014
Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev -4.5%

frlrv1020, May 23, 2014
Photo of StevenH
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

StevenH, May 22, 2014
Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev -4.5%

derkfromwi, May 20, 2014
Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -4.5%

BAsbill, May 15, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -4.5%

DaftPatrick, May 15, 2014
Photo of KStark
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

KStark, May 15, 2014
Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

allstar255, May 10, 2014
Photo of ssgunbond
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ssgunbond, May 09, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Schmoog, May 08, 2014
Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good ale, refreshing with grassy and licorice notes. Mouthfeel is probably the best I have had in an ale and with a lack of any real hoppy flavor, it leaves a clean, earthy taste in the mouth. 7.2 abv is well hidden and makes this beer almost worth the price.

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

leroybrown10, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4/5  rDev -4.5%

jerefreakinmiah, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Burt, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
4.86/5  rDev +16%

Probably the best wee heavy I have ever tried. No U.S. example (even those from Founders and Stone and the like) can match it, in my opinion. Where I live it is pricey, so I only get it once or twice a year. A great beer for the holidays.

Wobbly, Apr 11, 2014
Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
93 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.