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

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RATINGS: 339   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Brown colour with a medium bubbly average lasting white head. Strong malty, fruity hops and dark fruits in the aroma. Flavour is quite malty, sweet fruity, plum and raisins, some nuts, moderate hoppiness. A very tasty Christmas ale indeed!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle from Asda. Pours a reddish brown clour with an off-white head; rich fruity aroma; chewy and dry in the mouth with nuts, fruit and hoppy bitterness mingling with the roasted malts; a warming finish. Excellent!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle at home - shared with Mette & Janis. (The Odense people is on their way to India). Dark brown - offwhite head. High malty, berries, caramel, bread, ligh thopped. Nice smooth !!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Deep mahogany body with ruby tints. Generous tan head. Juicy roasted malt snout with a hint of fudginess. Chewy stouty roast, red wine creaminess and intensely roasty, bitter cocoa afters. But not at the complete exclusion of the hops. Good creamy-bitter balance. Some warming, whiskeyish booziness and redness in the face. Another winner courtesy of one of Englandís finest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle, Big Bang, Oxford. Dark caramel, small layer of tan. Plumy fruit aroma, dry toast, chocolate. Soft, very pleasant. Dry caramel flavor, soft roast, a touch of coffee and chocolate. Substantial body, dry, gentle finish. A really decent porter. (Yes, itís a porter.) Wish I could find it from the cask.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Brown colour with a huge beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, nuts and plums.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
Very dark mahogany colour with a nice lasting head on it. Aroma of dark plums, roasted nuts, caramel and over ripe dark berries - lovely. Quite full bodied with an almost winelike quality. In addition to the flavours from the aroma, this also has a touch of strong english licquorice. Subtle bitter finish with lasting spicyness. Me like. Me like a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (1968) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a big beige/brown head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of nuts and a nice apple and plum mix, although plums take over as it warms. Flavour is malty with notes of nuts and plums, but feels a bit watery. Roasted and coffee notes in the finish at first, but as it warms plums and apple take over. Slightly bitter. Feels like a mix of a brown ale, a thin stout and a strong ale. 26-10-06.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7484) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled, Case purchased at Majestic, Bicester, 02-10-06. Wonderful dark brown with a nice creamy head. Pleasant warming flavoursome beer that had plenty of rich malts and fruits swishing around. The bottle describes it as having a strong nutty flavour, Iím not quite sure it was a strong nutty flavour but there was some nuttiness there. Very smooth good full bodied beer that will be even more pleasing as the nights continue to draw in.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1876) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2006
Clear chestnut brown with a warm, reddish glow. Sweetish, malty aroma. Soft body, very distinct roasted malt flavours, vinous almost port-like. Lovely round and pleasant with a light, dry finish.


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