Traquair 50
Traquair House Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Old Ale
ABV:
9%
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Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 5.54%
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1
Ratings:
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Traquair House Brewery
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Ziggyplayedguitar from Canada

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bc liquor store in whistler. 330 ml poured into a tulip. Really pretty dark ruby with a couple fingers worth o' heed on it (see what I did there; I can see my Scottish wife rolling her eyes now). You get some of the characteristic smells of toffee, treacle and all that other sweet goodness that a scotch ale ought to have but it's pretty much lost in the booze smell. Way to much for me. Same thing with the taste. It's got some really nice base flavour in there toffee, caramel a barely detectable hint of cereal but it's buried in a cloying boozy sweetness when it hits your palate that overwhelms the subtlety of the flavours. Thankfully there is just enough hop bitterness on the follow through to keep it from being sickly. it does feel great in the mouth though. Full but not heavy...feels like a soft, warm, booze soaked blankie.
I've been to the brewery a couple of times and it's truly unique. Very traditional and super cool. I loved there Jacobite and house ale but this one just tasted way too boozy for me. I've got no problem with a 9% but I need it to be a bit better hidden than this

Sep 02, 2015
Traquair 50 from Traquair House Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 7 ratings