Traquair House Ja­co­bite Ale

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Tasted -

LOC: Pee­b­lesshire, Scot­land ABV: 8% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Brewed to cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary of the 1745 Ja­co­bite re­bel­lion, the ale proved to be so pop­u­lar it has be­come a per­ma­nent ad­di­tion to the range. Based on an eigh­teenth-cen­tury recipe, the ale is spiced with co­rian­der, which gives a re­mark­ably fresh af­ter­taste.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Bright fruity es­ters of straw­berry and peach en­hanced with a touch of cit­rus. A rich malt sweet­ness un­der­ly­ing the es­ters. A re­ally cu­ri­ous com­bi­na­tion that re­minds me of straw­berry yo­gurt with co­rian­der.” Fla­vor: “Lots of con­cord grape with caramel and toast cre­ate a deep malt sweet­ness, with rich caramel and burnt sugar. Yeast es­ters are a bit re­strained com­pared to the aroma, but give a red caramel ap­ple note. The malt sweet­ness is bal­anced slightly by hops and re­mains sur­pris­ingly dry.” Over­all: “A de­li­cious and com­ple­men­tary beer that high­lights the malt won­der­fully and uses yeast es­ters and co­rian­der to take it to a height­ened level. The co­rian­der lends a bal­anced citrusy char­ac­ter to this Scotch Ale, but slightly as­trin­gent.”

AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 19 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 9

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