Traquair House Ale | Traquair House Brewery Lld

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Traquair House AleTraquair House Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotland, United Kingdom
traquair.co.uk

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 06-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,067
Reviews:
619
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
113
For Trade:
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Photo of ADG2995
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bruceb
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lovemesumipa
2.77/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

I've never been more disappointed in a much anticipated beer. I suspect that I somehow got a bad bottle. It poured completely flat with virtually no signs of carbonation. The taste was bland and the overall experience was a bit like chewing on a used tire.
So for now I will temper my criticism until I have the chance to try another bottle.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from TW Arrowhead in late January for $7.99. Best before 28 May 2026.

Beer poured brown with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is dark fruits, very nice.

Taste is figs, prunes, toffee that blends very nicely together.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a very nice beer. It is very similar to a doppelbock with the flavor profile and weight. I would recommend this brew if you like these characteristics.

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Photo of Duff27
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good dark clear reddish purple color. Tastes like oak, dark fruits, and nuts. Really well hidden alcohol as well. First Wee Heavy so I have nothing to compare it to, but it's a great intro.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A visually beautiful brown, coppery look. Mesmerizing. Tastes damn good too, but mad expensive at $16/bottle at stupid WOB.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of oak and a general woodiness up front along with a vague fruitiness and some caramel and toffee malt notes

T: Follows the nose. Some oak, lighter fruity notes, caramel, toffee, and a bit of nuttiness. Very light vanilla in there as well. Finishes with lingering fruity alcohol and oak

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: An exemplary scotch ale that is quite hearty and has a good depth of flavor without being overwhelming or cloying in any way. Easy enough to drink but makes for a nice sipper as well

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decanted in a conical pint glass. Pour a hazy brown color, initially quite cloudy but setting down, with thin head, little in the way of legs. Smells of sugar biscuits and banana aromatics; tastes full of rich malt and mocha. Playfully effervescent, but light bodied. Passed this around with only positive reviews; a crowd pleaser.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a leather brown color with little head. Aroma and flavor profile is more akin to a Belgian quad with lots of dark fruit flavors (raisin, fig, aged cherries) with some oak wood flavor underneath. Finished with an earthy yeast note.

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Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pub glass from 500 ml bottle

Pours a dark but nearly clear mahogany with less head or head retention than I anticipated but excellent lacing throughout.

The nose is molasses, caramel, and malt, with nuts and dark fruits. But a bit underwhelming overall

The flavor follows the nose but with so much complexity it is difficult to cover it all. Caramel/toffee and malts forward with fig, raisin, and cherry in mid-stream, and just a touch of peaty, smoky, hoppy goodness at the end. This is one of the best-tasting wee heavy's I've ever had.

The mouthfeel is just a shade on the "thin" side, but I've noticed that appears to be a common characteristic among barrel-fermented and aged offerings like this one.

Overall, as good a wee-heavy as you will taste.

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Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingBovril
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ronniebruner
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like scotch with a tight tan head. Great mahogany color.

Malt and toffee aroma. Bread and butter.

Taste is hoppy malt, toffee and oak. Great richness without sacking drinkability.

Smooth carbonation.

Great brew. A true wee heavy.

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Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
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