Traquair Jacobite | Traquair House Brewery

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Traquair House Brewery
Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Insanely good beer. Spicy, fruity, chocolatey, smooth. Very interesting beer, every sip you can pick up new flavours.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Superb. Seek this out.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best Wee Heavy i have ever had, It's much like the House ale from Traquair but with a few added spices like coriander which really make a difference in the taste of the beer...

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

The best beer I've ever had. I don't really know what else to say. To try to break down this drinking experience might cheapen just how fantastic it was. I just want to remember the moment, not define it.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of BeerNotes
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A nice amber brown, with just a hint of red.

S: Dark fruits — raisins, prunes, figs — molasses, candy, tobacco, coriander.

T: Subtle sweetness. The raisin comes through. Bits of apple. Caramel. Licorice. Warmth.

M: Mild to medium carbonation. Just right for the style.

O: This beer is perfectly balanced. It’s infinitely drinkable, which is remarkable given the alcohol content. And every sip leaves you wanting more. There’s such an incredible depth to this beer; so much going on, but not overpowering or overwhelming.

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4.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of hyuga
4.97/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep brown-mahogany with an off-white head. The head dissipates quickly, but it's a good looking beer all the same.

Very interesting and unique aroma! Sweet fruits dominate, summer peaches and apples. Spicy background from the coriander. Hints of caramel and maybe bourbon.

Starts off tart and sweetens in the middle. Great malt profile with what I'll describe as a peach gummi ring flavor. This also sticks in the aftertaste with some subtle floral hops. Candyish apple and maybe even some pear. Kind of like an alcohol-soaked, caramel coated fruit basket. Dried peaches dominate the finish.

Smooth and a bit chewy and certainly creamy. This has a lighter body for a scotch ale, but it certainly doesn't hurt it.

Wow, I'm amazed. This is superb. I think I like this one even better than the regular Traquair House Ale. I love coriander so I figured I'd like this a lot, but I had no idea it would be this good. A very interesting and unique scotch ale. If you see this, give it a try. It's worth the hefty price. This may become one of my very favorite beers.

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4.97/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type : 11.2 floz bottle.

A: Dark with a redish tint, no head.

S: Sweet, coriander, coffee hints, a wonderful aroma, very complex.

T: Very complex taste, smooth as silk, coffee, coriander, dark fruits. A wonder full taste.

M: Silk. Liquid silk.

D: Over and over....

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Photo of putnam
4.97/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cheers to the author of this statement found on the label: "Best before June 2009." As if July 2009 would be off-peak? What day in June 2009, I wonder? Excellent. The color is a shimmering red and black-coffee brown color with paisley splotches of lace. After a couple of Wits this is the perfect follow up. Subdued, polished coriander greets the nose along with chocolate, toffee and sour cream. Extremely velvety texture. So smooth. Graham cracker, campfire and old wool mittens occur. The most delicate dessert-like qualities are present from nose to finish: Trifle, Tiramisu et al. Who knew this kind of richness and balance were obtainable for a mere $5/11.2 oz.???

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4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Deep ruby/mahogany in color with a little bit of light getting through. A thin off-white head that disappeared with no lacing.

S: Very complex! You have to let this get up to temperature or else you'll miss something. Of course you get the coriander spice and malt sweetness but there are some other tones in there for good measure. Fruit... Caramel... Bourbon, maybe... But DAMN!! I could sniff this stuff all evening!

T: It's like a Scottish ale with spice and other subtle undertones that follow the nose. Just as complex as the aroma.

M: Smooth as hell. A little lighter in body than what I expected in a Wee Heavy. Not harsh in any sense of the word. A little oily sensation on the tongue.

D: This is one of my last beers in 2010. I've had it before but I thought I'd go out with a bang. I'm only going to have just one bottle of this tonight and that is a good thing. At 8% ABV it rocks - and the flavor is wonderful - but one is enough. I have other beers to drink before my head hits the pillow in the wee hours of the morning but I'm glad this was one.

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Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery
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