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

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Brown in color with a decen off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, pear and plum. Flavor is fruity with brown sugar, spices and light hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baggio (326) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle@home Apperance: Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Some lacing. Aroma: Dark bread, Roasted malt, Dried fruit (pear!), Chocolate. Flavor: Roasted malts, Coffee, Chocolate, Nuts, Fruit, Dark caramel. Palate: Quite heavy on the roasted side with some pleasant bitterness at the end. Body is somewhat thin. Carbonation is just the way i like it (medium). Very drinkable english-style beer. Might need to buy this again if i can get my hands on it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Pours a clear very deep red with a nice thick frothy fine creamy beige head. Extremely fruity aroma, lots of sherry, dried fruits, some nuts, a hint of citrus, it does kind of smell like trail-mix. Tastes just like fruit-cake, dried fruits, a bit nutty, quite sweet, a fair amount of sherry, brown sugar, caramel, plums, floral, buttery. Really interesting but not for me. Tastes like laundry detergent, too perfumy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4416) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11eye. Look is brown colored with a good tan head. Smell is roasted, malts, caramel, and nuts. Taset is roasty, some bitterness, and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2009
(500ml bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, plum, chocolate, figs, and nuts. Flavor of mild hops (pine, earthy), roasted malt, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown almost black pour with a beige head. nose of nuts, smoke and roasted malts. very nutty flavor with some smoke in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Pours a four finger light tan head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Opaque mahogany color. Roasted coffee nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is malty/roasted coffee. Slight bitterness at finish. $6.50 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2009
500 ml bottle. Very dark brown with a reddish hue. Clear. Tall light beige head that clings to the glass. Strong raisiny toffee aroma. Hints of cacao and dark chocolate. Powdery dry texture. Strong flavours of licorice and dark chocolate. Dark burnt caramel. Dry bitterness from roasted malts and clean English hops. Wonderful dark complexity. Raisins and caramel. Excellent beer for those dark and cold days at the end of the year.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Ruby color with a thick beige head. Spice & roasted caramel for aroma. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Rich caramel with citrus and spice for flavor. It is suggestive of a quad with regard to malt or maybe there’s some chocolate. Finish is astringent more than anything else. I’d drink it frequently, were it available.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle, 30th Sept 08. Chestnut brown with a thick cream head. Looks great. Caramel malt nose, joined on the tongue by orange and spices. Good bitterness at the end of the swallow.


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