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Brewed by Hook Norton
Style: English Strong Ale
Banbury, England

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottled, Pasteurised.
Twelve Days is a dark brown strong beer brewed for Christmas. A finely balanced ale, lightly hopped with a strong malt and nutty flavor. The strength gives the beer a smooth lingering aftertaste. A definite ale to savour.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teqteq (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
Very tasty and smooth. For a rich ale very approachable. Not up to Belgian standard but still very nice.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
Flaske 0,5l. Gave fra Rune. Mørkebrun. Høyt luftig skum som varer en stund. Tett lacing. Svak maltaroma. Smaken litt syrlig frukt på et underlag av malt. Maltkomponenten holder seg lenge.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k92488 (217) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (454) - ROMANIA - FEB 5, 2014
50cl bottle @ beer o’clock. Pours dark amber with a small but long lasting creamy head. Light aroma; sweet, caramel. Flavor is light to moderate caramel, sweet, carbonation is soft. Bitter and caramel mouthfeel

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (225) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
Fruits, caramel and nuts in the aroma. Dark brown with a red tint. off white head, Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation, Overall a enjoyable ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (1022) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle b+m. Dark ruby colour beige head. Aroma is fruity nutty malty. Taste is sweet dark fruits some nuttiness and dar malts decent bitterness. Medium body low to medium carbonation. Nice stuff

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eusou9 (67) - - JAN 22, 2014
Hoppy and flower aroma from a brown body and tan creamy head. Bitter sweet balanced, and works perfectly with salty cheese.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel/toffee note, bread, grassy/hay and nutty. Taste: Low sourness, low/medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, abrupt fairly dry bitter/sweet finish of dried fruit, chocolate malt and a hint of pepper. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (68) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ home: Pours mahogany with a medium white head. Malty aroma with hints of fruit. Nice taste with roasted malts, nuts and caramel, ending with hints of bittering hops

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Deep mahogany coloured body with an initially huge beige head that stayed for a while leaving fragile lacework behind. Malt-fruity aroma, mid-sweet and mid-dry. Nicely roasted malty taste of nuts and caramel. Dark fruits beneath. Bittersweet ending with a pleasant touch of resin. Fine bodied. A likable malty beer enjoyed on a Saturday eve at home in Tromsø 04.01.2014.


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