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:
1,070
Reviews:
619
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
113
For Trade:
1
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Photo of ZEB89
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell and look is just like Jacobite and taste is also bready and toasty. A lot of esters. I could barely taste the alcohol which is good

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

Photo of JetFeather22
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now this is a true Scottish Wee Heavy.. Very beautiful looking beer with a nice smooth smelling malt and the taste is unreal with grate tasting malts and no hop taste to speak of, Which is how a Wee Heavy is supposed to be....

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Photo of Promoe
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of diablo14
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allenson21
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebigredone
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure of this bottle was really old, or what, but I thought this was nothing more than barely acceptable. Thin, without much flavor, and overpriced. Will not seek this out again.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours deep brilliant chestnut under a 2” cream colored foam collar that slowly recedes to a thick, lacy film. S: a little roast, caramel and plum in the aromas. T: Dark roast and kettle sugars and plum but leaves kind of a minerally, salty after taste. F: Creamy medium full body and medium low carbonation. O: A classic but just a little too salty for my tastes.

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Photo of dankabier1
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Celtics76
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Altrurian
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Rich head gathers over a chestnut body, and stays. Moderate lacing. Aroma (outdoors, on the roof of the UK Pavilion at Expo 2015) is too subtle to make much of an impression. The taste Is marvelously refined; understated but distinctive. The beer goes down easily, belying its purported 7.2%. Earthy, but lightly so. Lovely. Aftertaste is redolent of caramel. Mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth and pleasant.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer_Lady
3.31/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brohler
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is probably my favorite beer at the moment. Extremely smooth yet complex. It's the best scotch ale I've ever had bar none. It's just hard to the justify for $8/pint.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of TH28
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep burgundy, clear, with almost no foam head. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, and a slight woodiness. Nothing stands out. Taste: Rich malty sweetness with flavors of bread crust, caramel, and molasses. A definite roastiness stands out on the backside, which wasn’t noticeable in the aroma. Mouthfeel: Medium with a light carbonation, and a hint of alcohol warmth. Finish: Malt forward with a lingering roast. Overall: A showcase of rich malt without some of the smokiness found in other examples. It’s fermented in oak, but I didn’t pick up any vanilla, and only a minimal toast or chocolate flavor.

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Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
4.16 out of 5 based on 1,070 ratings.
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