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

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RATINGS: 348   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
500 ml bottle. Deep dark brown beer, creamy tan head. Swwet and toasty malts, dried fruit, pear/plums, dried cherry, raspberry and some soft malty molasses. A bit of ginger of light nutty candied flavour. Softly sweet on the finish. Warming brew, perfect for cooler days. Lovely beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3500) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2007
Deep brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of caramel and liqurice. A nice flavor of liqurice, dark fruits and nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2007
Dark mahogany brown. Caramel and liquorice aroma. Sweet, smokey malt taste, rich and lingering, and medium bitter finish. Very easy drinking beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown with a moderate off-white head. Powerful aroma of sweet malt with supporting nuttiness. Flavour had plenty of dark fruit, marzipan, nuts and some hops in the finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - APR 9, 2007
Heavy malty aroma. Huge creamy light brown head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear amber body. Heavy sweet initial flavor with a light smoky taste. Medium to full palate.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
a Dark brown/red colour, malt nose,rich malt fruit little nuttyness little bitter on linger.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle. Creamt off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Heavy malty light hoppy aroma. Powerfull chocolate7caramellic flavor. Slightly smoked. Average finish. Oily palate. Great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Aroma is sweet, roasted, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted, caramel, brown sugar, hop. Light bitter and roasted finish. Nice english beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2007
Bottled. Clear, deep ruby beer with an aroma of lightly burnt malt and some hops in the background. The flavor is a bit sweet and malty, with a balanced bitterness. Medium to full body and it feels a bit peppery in the mouth. A quite nice englishman. (070216)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10286) - 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!


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