Traquair Jacobite | Traquair House Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traquair Jacobite Ale is a Scotch ale with an ancient ingredient, coriander: rich, deep flavors are accented by exotic coriander aroma. Traquair House Brewery, located within Scotland's oldest inhabited house, uses a 1738 copper kettle and oak fermenters to produce this fine ale, first brewed in 1995 to commemorate the Jacobite Revolution.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,749
Reviews:
555
Ratings:
935
pDev:
10.84%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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Photo of Holderness
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank quite a bit too warm. Aromas of molasses, french toast, toffee, cinnamon, and maple. Sweet flavor profile that largely follows the nose. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. The spice profile works

77/100

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Photo of Tony210
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown, minimal head. Nose is quite boozy with some burnt brown sugar. Flavor is malty, biscuit, some dark caramel. Light bodied for 8%. Overall, not my favorite style, glad I tried it.

4/28/18
500ml bottle, Best Buy date 12/28/23
3.75 rating

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captaincoffee
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer I've been wanting to try for a while, I came across several bottles at a shop in Glasgow and scooped them up. Pours a bit darker than cola, fairly clear, with a small head that left spotty lace. Nose was a bit like a bitter with fruity caramel malts and some light classic English hops. I'm not getting the spices, but it could just be melding with other scents. Taste is somewhere between a bitter and a barleywine. Sweet brown bread, light caramel, just enough bitterness to balance it out. Not really what I'd call a wee heavy as it strikes me more as a barleywine. Honestly, I thought this was better than the regular Traquair ale in almost every way. Overall, a good beer. I may re-review after trying one with some age on it.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best before 2024.
A: Pours a cloudy, brown color with a half inch, light tan head, some spotty lacing, but better legs.
S: Bourbon and vanilla aromas at first, with deep roast malts imparting a chocolate >> than coffee aroma. Subtle birch roast, e.g. rauchbier, style note as it warms.
T: Complex. Semisweet with big caramel/molasses at first, becoming more unsweetened chocolate to cola, as it warms. Coriander, fig >> raisin, blackberry, and vanilla notes all present. Bitterness is light but right on target to enhance the overall flavor picture. Drinks remarkable cleanly.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate but solidly persistent carbonation.
O: Jacobite Ale is a very nicely composed and beautifully executed Scotch Ale. It has a very complex nose and palate, but remains solidly drinkable and enjoyable. Really a treat.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joedonlon13
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark color, clear
toffee, nutty aromas
Oaky, malty, sweetness, caramel and pecans in the background.
denser, clean mouth feel.

fantastic drink

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark, burnished brown body; relatively thin yet creamy tan head. Caramel scents mixed with notes of toffee and brown sugar in the aroma. The flavor mimics the aroma with some additional hazelnut and mild hop bitterness added to things. Heavy body; smooth and chewy; mostly sweet finish.

If you love a malt-forward beer, rich and deep with flavor, this beer should be tried. Dense and delicious with dark grain goodness, delivering a pleasing, tempered sweetness, hiding the alcohol quite well, and leaving you satisfied and full.

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Photo of bret717
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- pours dark brown, ruby tinged around the edges

Aroma- sweet bready malt and something very herbal, I'm guessing the coriander

Taste- follows the nose closely with sweet bready malt up front followed by coriander, then a little bitterness

Feel- light bodied and soft

Overall- very unique flavorful beer. Not very complex, but the combination of sweet malt and herbal coriander work well together and balance each other out.

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Photo of cmsiii
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nicole309
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little bit watery when we consider its high alcohol level.
Other than that, sturdy brew. Good balance of smoked malt and hoppiness. Not as sweet as some other Wee heavy I have had.

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: nearly impenetrable blackish brown with a thin tan halo of head

Smell: big chocolate, malt and spice notes show up

Taste: incredibly complex, malts and chocolate stand out along with faint caramel, spices, orange peel, molasses and perhaps a hint of licorice. A little boozy as well.

Feel: big, chewy, yet smooth

Overall: much more full bodied flavor than I expected, very complex brew. Don't let the coriander scare you, there is faint spice in the flavor but I wouldn't have been able to pick out coriander, this is a well balanced beer.

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Photo of ADG2995
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gerasimos
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well it's more on the spices that I would have thought. Orange blossom, coriander and other spices. The malt is big too with some caramel notes. A good beer but not a great one

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Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 935 ratings