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Traquair Jacobite - Traquair House Brewery Lld

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700 Ratings

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 61
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Traquair House Brewery Lld visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-13-2013 02:30:54 | More by Dshep1340
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, sight oak, slight hop, and hint of syrup. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of dark citrus, hint of oak, slight alcohol, and hint of hop. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, feel, and body.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 19:37:52 | More by Tone
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2013 13:35:06 | More by Brewer1980
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330mL bottle (L0035 22:07) into a tulip. Pours a deep cola brown w/ a thin head that dissipates to a narrow collar.

Aroma is richly malty and fruity. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried figs/dates, orange peel and spice. Nice balance here, everything works in harmony.

Taste is likewise very malty with a slightly minerally quality from the water. More brown sugar, orange peel and spice. Tastes a little like a beer version of cinnamon cookies.

Mouthfeel is somehow a little lighter than expected. The heavy malt sets me up to expect a thick, chewy beer but it's just medium bodied and finishes clean, with a nice sweet aftertaste.

Overall a really nice, solid, understated beer from Traquair House. Would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 00:16:50 | More by draheim
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-22-2013 14:22:02 | More by Sipchue
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4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz Bottle
Sam's Downers Grove

Traquair Jacobite pours a clear garnet with glowing mahogany highlights when held directly to the light. One finger ecru head forms on the pour that falls to a skim coat rather quickly. Good looking brew.

This beer smells fantastic. Nothing at all like I thought it would smell. Jacobite has the usual aromas of roasted malts and a slight hint of chocolate. The big difference here is the coriander. It leaves an unbelievable refreshing orange aroma that makes this beer utterly unique.

Flavor is right along the lines of the aroma. Some toasted and roasted malts show themselves in the flavor. There's a tremendous burst of flavor mid-palate from the generous amount of coriander used. Great refreshing orange and herbal character. Finishes with a solid dose of hops to balance things out.

This beer is about as easy drinking as you can find. The high abv is the only reason it's not getting the highest rating possible. Very refreshing.

This beer just blows my mind. I expected nothing along these lines. The addition of coriander adds an amazing needed refreshing quality. This is a superb beer.

Reviewed: 8/13/07

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 22:00:45 | More by joe1510
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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very dark with some orange-red highlights. Fluffy and speckled tan head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Quite chocolate / coffee forward, with some spices such as nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, and maybe cardamom. A little bit of orange peel and Cointreau notes, and an earthiness that I cannot quite place.

Taste: Strong chocolate and coffee again, but still very light and refreshing, and not in-your-face. Orange peel and nutmeg are definitely present, with the other spices taking the back seat. Very malt-forward, but not too sweet to be cloying or to detract from its refreshing nature. Some flowery and herbal characteristics from the hops that are more smelt than tasted, but only seem appear whilst drinking and not when attempting to exclusively smell the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body and low carbonation. Holds its heat quite well, with some light alcohol presence in the finish. A very refreshing beer for its weight.

Overall: Somehow, this beer manages to be light and refreshing, whilst also complex and strong. The spices are very well blended, and the malt is well balanced with the bitterness. There is not really much about this beer that can be criticised, although perhaps there is a tad too much coriander and possibly a little *too* refreshing for a wee heavy.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 03:57:49 | More by machalel
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.86/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into an over-sized wine glass. A rich, dark grape color with a light beige head that dissipates quickly. A light coriander aroma, but very pleasant - I did expect a little more intensity. Taste - Sweet plum, spices and a fruity smoothness that is unsurpassed - outstanding. Mouth feel - light carbonation and a slight stickiness that compliments the ale's fruity nature. Overall - Even though I rated the aroma a 4.5, I have to give ale an overall 5.0. The balance is as close to perfect as you will get and the flavor is exceptional. If you like Belgians, you will love this brew!

Note: I deleted my original review because the wording on the bottle didn't exactly match my bottle which reads " Ale brewed with coriander and fermented in oak barrels." After reading some of the other reviews though, I believe they are all referring to this ale so I thought it best not to add an additional beer to the mix and just confuse the situation even more. However, this is not your typical "wee heavy" Scottish beer. It is much closer to a Belgian Trappist in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2013 23:58:32 | More by Dave1999
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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown but held up to the light almost a dark red. One finger width of a tan head that fades. Mild lacing around the glass.

Smells of molasses, coriander, sugar however not over powering; very subtle aromas.

Initial sip is predominantly of coriander, dark fruit and sugar however at the end im left tasting buttered toast -- delicious. Moderately carbonated. Medium body. There is no bitterness to this brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 06:37:03 | More by Slap_and_Pickle
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4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch L2346.

Having this under the unnatural dim light of an after-dark veiled lounge club, I find myself denied of any reliable colour perception. Fortunately, this temporary handicap isn't enough to stop me from attesting as to how the milky thin cap perfectly adorns the seeming deep dark liquid and on the beach-wave-on-sand like effect it has on the sides of the glass. Whichever shade it carries: Garnet or copper, mahogany or sepia it's undoubtedly as gorgeous a beer as you'll ever see.

The sub optimal luminance is quickly forgotten as I experience what is to the best of my recollection of the most beautiful bouquets I have witnessed on a beer. It is BIG yet fragrant with beautiful lashes of rose water, raspberry bubblegum and underlying anise and dried fruits. In other words, the aroma alone makes this a must-have beer for any drinker from the mildly interested to the encyclopaedic fanatic.

At the mouth its dryish, slightly astringent and soapy with a very tight taste profile; It has wood, dried fruits, roses, anise and feels 'spiced' although I can't really discern what is being used - Which should earn any brewer bonus points, in my opinion.

No doubt a must-have beer, if for nothing else the excellent and unique aroma.

PS: Word to the wise, letting this beer breathe a little will really do wonders and open up chocolate, caramel and other spicy flavours.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 11:59:18 | More by endovelico
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery Lld
92 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.