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Traquair Jacobite | Traquair House Brewery Lld

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Brewed by:
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby colour with steely brown highlights and a moderate tan coloured head that survives as a collar whilst leaving little in the way of lacing. Quite a unique look, almost like a marble.

Faint aroma when first poured (I likely poured it too cold). I get a sweet, syrupy toffee note, a floral tone and a slightly peppery spiciness. Wood comes through after warming and the toffee smell really blossoms.

The toffee-like sweetness returns in the taste, along with a strong wood tone, a plum-like fruitiness, roasted coffee and chocolate. Very nice, with a dry, peppery finish

Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit of pop before a yeasty, yet slightly oily sensation passes over the tongue. Bitter aftertaste with syrupy and woody notes.

I'm not too familiar with this style, this may even be my first Wee Heavy review, but I genuinely like this ale. It doesn't overpower with the sweet, syrupy characteristics and has just the right amount of spice. Very nice cold weather sipper I'll keep an eye out for in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BBP
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bit dark for a scotch ale. Decent head and lacing.

The aroma is somewhat standard for a scotch ale with the exception of a litter hop spiciness and more spice in general.

The taste is a tad light, but due to that the drinkability is definitely heightened. While not lacking flavor, the flavor it has is very much background. Nothing really comes at you in an intense way unless you swish it around.

The mouthfeel has an average weight to it with a medium full body. Carbonation is incredibly smooth in this, and the drink just slides around gracefully. The finish is dry and slightly sticky.

Overall, this was what I'd consider a good mold for the style. It avoids the flaws of being too sweet and harsh like some scotch ales, but it could do a bit more to make itself memorable.

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it with some ruby/amber hues coming through. It has a nice tan head that dies down moderately and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of roasted malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and spices.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice sweet and rich character to it, nice roasty malts accompanied by vanilla and caramel, nice dark fruit notes, nice spicy notes and a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Stocean1
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- a perfect pour of a thick two finger beige head that was well retained atop a deep brown ruby highlighted body. Lots of lacing and just a generally nice looking brew.

S - sweet caramel malt and sugar, dark fruit with some booze. Some milk chocolate.

T - caramel malt, vanilla and brown sugar, herbal - perhaps the coriander, some booze and dark fruit (plum), mild hops. The abv is well masked.

M - this is a medium bodied brew with little carbonation. It is sweet but not overly so, and somewhat dry and refreshingly sour. It is creamy and very smooth.

O - an excellent wee heavy - I am really starting to dig this style.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - ruby-tinted dark brown in colour. A head begins to form, but disipates almost before I am fnished pouring.

Smell - coriander, candied peel, sugarplum, and dark rum.

Taste - Rich deep malts with dark fruit flavours, wood, coriander, and a bright orange note breaking through the darkness.

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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of scott451
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A one finger bubbly tan head on a very dark clear ruby. The head soon dissipates to a tiny ring. Some patchy lacing.

Mild sweet malt smells. Tastes of old fruit, some spices and a mild hop finish. The flavours are well melded so it’s hard to pick out individual flavours.

Very smooth and rounded. Well balanced with no rough edges. A fine Wee Heavy. A perfect winter sipping by the fire drink

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely deep mahogany. Oh! if only the head had stayed.

Aromas of toffees, caramel, vanilla, malts, brown sugar.

Taste is a rich tapestry of all of the above with an alcoholic warmth coming through. Very full bodied with a lingering warm aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is full and somewhat sticky.

One of the better Wee Heavys I have had.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Traquair Jacobite from Traquair House Brewery Lld
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 920 ratings
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