Traquair House Ale | Traquair House Brewery Lld

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
1,064 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
Ratings:
1,064
Reviews:
619
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
113
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Boise Coop. Nice pour, initial airy head which subsides to a tight beige head. Heady aroma of malt and peat, taste moreso, with some added caramel. Earthy, cloying finish. Nice!

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Photo of badgustav
4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Color is a lovely deep red-brown, little head but light lacing
Aroma - sweet, dark fruit, plum especially. Malty with no hopiness
Flavor - world class. Rich, malty, with notes of raisin and plum, oak on the dry, slightly bitter finish
Feel - medium mouthfeel, lightly coats the tongue then fades away

Really enjoyed this beer, would love to have more!

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

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I see Traquair on the bottle I know the brew will be noteworthy.
This one's no exception.
I'd say that the brewing style puts more emphasis on WEE than Heavy of "wee heavy".
Still a nice characteristic. Subdued and sublime.
This beer is in balance-- pour, nose, flavor, finish and over-all.
It's long finish lingers on the palate that eventually sublimes into an overall hops finish.
There's lots going on in the flavor-- hops, caramel and more.
A wonderful beer.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Voldigar
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a pint bottle at neighborhood bottle shop in Western Washington. Larger than pictured.

Look: Thick, foamy two-tone head, dissipated quickly. Hazy chestnut brown. Hints of red/orange firelight when held up. Complex color, less opaque than expected.
Smell: Yeasty, bread-like, very little alcohol smell on the nose. Almost savory/salty.
Taste: Mellow scotch tones with some stout impressions. Vague hints of nuttiness (almonds) and ripe apples.
Feel: Very little carbonation. I enjoy the slippery diacetyl in scotch ales, but it was lower in this variety. Still quite pleasant mouth feel. A little thinner than hoped.

Overall: A rather enjoyable take on scotch ale with some surprises and beneficial complexities. One of the better I've tried.

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

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

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wafe
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at a Utah State Liquor store. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: very dark brown, darker than the typical brown ale. No head except a foamy white ring around the glass.

Smell: malty, slight notes of tea, some white chocolate, brown sugar and slight cola smell.

Taste: sweet and malty. Taste milk chocolate, dried figs, and cola.

Mouthfeel: little disappointing, seems almost flat with very little carbonation. Yet it does have a medium bodied mouthfeel that is a little creamy.

Overall: I like this beer - the aromas and flavors were great but the mouthfeel wasn't that good.

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

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dro7
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very light to little carbonation and is very dark amber color. the smell reminds me of a Belgian strong ale, slight bitterness, very malty, dark fruit taste.

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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

Traquair House Ale from Traquair House Brewery Lld
4.16 out of 5 based on 1,064 ratings.
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