Beer 368/365 – Traquiar 900

Traquiar 900

Style: English Barleywine

ABV: 9.0%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman, OH

What makes this beer different: Most cola tasting beer ever.

Will I be drinking this again: Honestly I was pretty disappointed with this one.

Grade: B-

12/7/2010: Pretty excited to try this one. Traquair 900 is only my second English Barleywine, and I loved the other one so here is hoping this was is good as well (JW Lees Harvest Ale). Igave Phill from VE a BA Blackout stout and he gave me a 2002 Aventinus, and the Traquair in return. I gotta be honest in saying that I have never even heard of this beer so no idea what to expect.

Traquair 900 does not have a strong smell to it, some sweet malt, caramel. The flavor is not at all what I was expecting, to be honest it was a lot like a watered down cola. Some caramel in the mix, a bit of wood, and a tobacco like kick as well. I am not that familiar with the style but the mouthfeel is very light, nothing like the JW Lees Ale that I had before. A bit under-carbonated as well. I am not that familiar with the style but this beer was pretty underwhelming in my opinion. Does not hold a candle to the JW Lees Vintage Harvest Ale.

Picture of the day: What do you mean the gold was fake?

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