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Traquair House Brewery

Traquair House Brewery
Traquair Jacobite Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 8%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Traquair House Brewery
Traquair Jacobite Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 8%
Dark brown color. Complex spicy aromas and flavors of coriander, mace, cinnamon, pink peppercorn, turmeric, cocoa and peach-date bread with a rich, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, chocolate toffee, radish, mocha, and heather accented finish. Amazing complexity and integration of flavors.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: coriander, mace, cinnamon, pink peppercorn, turmeric, cocoa and peach-date bread
Taste Flavor: long, chocolate toffee, radish, mocha, and heather
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Pot Roast, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Amazing complexity and integration of flavors.
The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
1 253-656-0321
Scottish Style Ale
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Serve in a Thistle
Classic examples of Scottish ales are dark brown in color and average between 4-10% in alcohol. They are less hoppy than their English counterparts and often have a slightly viscous and sweet caramel malt character due to incomplete fermentation. Included in this category are Scotch ales, or “wee heavys”, which typically sit at the high end of the scale in terms of alcohol. These beers can be found all over the world, including the US market where many craft brewers produce more toned-down versions of the otherwise strong and malty Scottish originals. Some Scottish-style ales feature a slight, peat-like smokiness, but this is not a defining characteristic of the style.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Founders Dirty Bastard, Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale and Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.
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