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Traquair House Ale | Traquair House Brewery Lld

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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

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Added by kbub6f on 06-07-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,480
Reviews:
625
Ratings:
1,081
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
4.61
 
 
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Ratings: 1,081 |  Reviews: 625
Photo of prisdefer
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown with a nice, ruby tinge. Moderate carbonation, and a finger of beige head that lays nicely on top.

Smells of caramel, toffee, molasses, creme brulee, raisins, dates, and figs. Smells like a solid Christmas pudding.

The taste follows the nose, but is very light, not as heavy and sugary as I'd expected. I'm getting cherries in with the dark fruits. It really unfolds with each sip.

Tastes light and foamy, and smooth for the ABV, style, and overall weight of the brew.

Excellent brew. I found this in Kunming, China, and I'm drinking it in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Nov 8th, 2017. Great feel, flavour, smell, and look. Must try if you can find it.

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Photo of CoreyC
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hanglow
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this many times over the years

fresh bottle, Aldi.

Pours a deep red hued brown. Small head.

Aroma is pretty mild - liquorice, highland toffee, chocolate fudge. Nice.

Taste adds some fruityness some tartness but plenty of sweet toffee malts too. Enough bitterness, not over or underdone. Some dryness, little mineral quality.

Just a great beer for once in a while. It's not one I want to drink all the time though.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,081 ratings
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