Traquair House Ale | Traquair House Brewery Lld

Traquair House AleTraquair House Ale
BA SCORE
88.3%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 1,074 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,451
Reviews:
622
Ratings:
1,074
Liked:
948
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
10.1%
Alströms:
4.61
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
114
Trade:
1
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Photo of phishgator
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is kind of the example i tell most people to seek out and purchase. I've had it many times over a more than a decade. It is dark amber to brown in color. poured into a tulip glass the head is white and thin. The bready malt comes through and gets sweeter as it warms in the glass. I recommend to let this get up to 60 degrees and take your time sipping it!

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark reddish brown with a thin head that dissipates quickly and leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: fruits, boozy, bit of caramel

Taste: roasted malt, caramel, bit boozy, bit of oak, peat, touch of mocha

Feel: a bit thin, not much carbonation

Overall: good beer, the oak/peat make themselves apparent and add nice balance to the malt and mocha flavors. Exceptionally smooth and at $5.99 for a 500ml bottle it isn't a terrible deal.

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

Poured into a thistle, the appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a healthy finger's worth of foamy white head. Softly dissipated to leave some mild lace running around nicely.
The aroma had some dark fruits, herbal sweet and floral bits melding together to play with a little bit of dark bread and caramel malts.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side to peg the herbal and floral portions down nicely. Adequate maltiness coming and supplying the aftertaste nicely.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, maybe just a touch under with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt just a touch under with a nice absorbent feel of the malts soothing my tongue nicely. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, as a scotch ale, I'd say this one works and drinking one with a nice late Summer's breeze riding through the air makes me want more of this style to get ready for Autumn.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnine
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 1,074 ratings
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