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Monday, December 15, 2008

A Wee Heavy Third Beer O' Xmas '08

The first and second beers o' Xmas were a bit on the leafy side. Sorry, that's just my pallet I guess. But don't worry Doug, I promise a nice variety in the coming days. So today I thought we'd move to the opposite end of the spectrum(so-to-say) and try something somewhat sweeter. A scotch Ale, or as some would call a Wee Heavy. These have a much more pronounced malty caramel and roasted malt flavor. As well as a low tea-like bitterness. They'll defiantly warm your cockles or your cocklettes if your a woman.

So, the third beer of Xmas that the beer lush pushed on thee: Traquair's House Ale.

Pours a Deep Amber/Brown colors with a very thin cap of foam.
The nose is very Earthy with a Musty Yeastiness and Dark Fruits
The taste starts with Caramel/Toffee and biscuit malts next comes an Earthy Peatiness with a very mild amount smoke flavor. A slight Black tea bitterness rounds out the end. Very little hop profile. It's a smooth and very drinkable beer at 7.2% abv. It's a modest beer for the most part, but it will warm you nicely. Slainte!


Anonymous said...

An awesome brew. I agree with the tea reference, but hell, I love tea. I was lucky enough to get a bottle of Traquair 900 once. It was delicious, just insanely fruit, like heaps of ripe berries and some strong tea. This might sound odd for a beer, but it was amazing.

Anonymous said...

The Traquair house and the Traquair Jacobite brews are yearly winter traditions for us. Fanfriggintastic beers! Too pricey to purchase more often than once a year in the dead of winter, though...

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

Mikey said...

Your best bet is the Wine Store on 300e. in SLC.