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

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RATINGS: 344   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Dark reddish amber brown with a thin white head. Pineapple-like aroma. Mild hazelnuts to the scent as well. The first taste is fairly medicinal. Lots of caramel and butter brickle toffee. It’s just too thin in body to be a great beer. Finishes with a mild roasted coffee flavor, but little else.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Named for the 12 days of Christmas, AWW. Bottle, Pours clear, medium brown. Aroma is sweet and malty. Hints of cherries, good malt. Light bodied. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Pours a transparent dark amber ruby with a frothy well-lacing off-white head. Lightly sweet pale malty nose has some nutty notes and a hint of light fruitiness. Body is fairly full with some earthy dark caramel English malty notes with a hint of raisins and a drier toasty finish. Pretty nicely-balanced with light sweetness throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Dark mahogany, with a nice foamy beige head. Nutty, smoky, somewhat cola-ish aroma. Flavor is also nutty, with a touch of molasses and an earthy, herbal finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Pours dark drown w/ a tall lasting froth. Superb lacing. Aromas of mocha and mild darkfruits. Medium nectar w/ relaxed effers that create a rich, truely creamy texture. A dry brew w/ a mild roast upon fields of mocha, dates, cherry skins, molases, coffee bean, roasted chestnuts. There is a rather defined bittering component that sets up shop early and works into the wee hours. The finish is long and flavorfull w/ perfect bittering. This brew is full flavored and very English in nature.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2007
(Bottle thanks larsniclas and rlgk) Pours dark reddish brown. The aroma is fruity and light hoppy with tones of mild resin, flowers, oranges, pears and some darker fruits. A nut like and sweet malt backbone. The flavour is malty and hoppy with tones of citrus, light milk chocolate, nuts and flowers. Soft and quite round mouthfeel with a medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (1987) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle (thanks rlgk & larsniclas) Red / Brown colour, with a nice head. Aroma of fruits and citrus,caramel, dust and a nice hopy ending. Flavor is almost the same, thin body, dominated of a nice smouth caramelynes. medium finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is distant with some dark fruit and caramel malt showing up but its really faint. Flavor is some brown sugar and nuts with a bit of malts but nothing really stands out. I did not care for this one to much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Dark copper, umber orange color with a tall, stable ecru head. LIght caramel and spice aromas. Some hints of dark fruit as well. A light aroma, that has a slight resemblance of fruit cake, not bad, just king of weak. Nice smooth feel. Toasted malt and toffee in the start. Light fruit, with hints of bananas, peaches, prunes and plums follow. Some pecans in the finish round out this light fruit cake of a brew. Drinkable enough, but to stick with the fruit cake theme, not one that I would be that thrilled with when the holidays come around.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5745) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2007
Bottled. Dark amber with a bubbly head.. Grassy, perfume-ish aroma. Some weird toffee; colud it be Coke? Or meaybe juniper-berries... Sweet with ok bitterness.


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