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

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
A dark deep red beer with a good brown head. Aroma is rather sweet with hints of fresh fruits and malts. Flavor is roasty malty with notes of coffee, nuts with a nice dark bitter chocolaty finished. Stands out from most X-mas ales in a pleasant way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32981) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a redish glare and a diminished tan head. Roasted dark malty with a mild spice note. Sweet malty and slight acidic. Light breadish note, hardroasted. Smooth and malty finish with a light lingering roasted malty note. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4590) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours dark plum into an English pint. Nice off-white head recedes leaving sheet lacing. Malty caramel aromas. Dry and earthy with caramel upfront and a lasting sour bitter finish. Similar to an HSA...

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
a little faint aroma, cereral, roasted stuff. clear amber/brown, white head. flavor is roasted grains, slight sawdust, kinda grainy, but nice. also very slightly smoked notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (3839) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle at Bjergtrolden. Nutbrown with a beige head, ok lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted, licorice) and hoppy. Flavor first sweet, then more bitter. Light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6476) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of dark fruit and wild berries. Malty taste with dark fruit, dark rye bread, chocolate, nuts and a balanced bittersweet finish. Medium body with a rounded, smooth malt character. Fairly sweet. An excellent example of a nice winter warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle (EBF2008)
Black tea and fruitcake aroma. Very nutty taste, dry too. Good ful body. Long finish with a bit of everything, and possibly some coffee too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle. Chestnut beer with a big light tan head. Caramel, nut, and light spice aroma. Caramel, light spice, light earth flavor with faint hops. Medium-light body. Easy drinking. Caramel and some xmas spice linger.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1506) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Dark redish brown. Small head, shortlived. Aroma: Malty, some dark fruit. Honey? Taste: Nice malt and bitterness. Some fruit. Info: 500ml bottle, 20/10-2007

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5880) - ITALY - JUN 26, 2008
piuttosto scura buona schima quasi abbondante persistente piuttosto fine sentroi maltati nocciole leggere etilico fruttato sembra avere molti più gradi al naso in bocca malto nocciola luppolo poco


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