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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (7236) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Head light brown. Body Dark red. Aroma choccolate, orange. Spicy bitterrness, malty, complex and lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
50 cl bottle. Dark reddish brown colour with a beige head. Light roasted aroma. Citrus flavour with notes of some roastedness. Ends up with a fine taste and have a little sourness to the end. Very easy-drinking ale.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
50 cl bottel Color - Darck red/brown Head - Nice beige Aroma - Sourness Flavor - Fruit/Citrus, malt Ok beer, nice round taste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
A Mes rate: Not the best Christmas ale I have ever had. Malty aroma with mellow hoppy notes and just a hint of toffee or something similar. Red/brown body. Poor head. A little bit too sweet and pudding like to begin with for me finishing long with some more sweet stuff then some bitterness. Erm... yeah that’s it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
I adore this bottle and it’s label. Beautiful. When poured, the beer is dark red, almost black. Creamy head. Aroma of berries and chocolate. Some spices in thre flavor including cinnamon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) 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. An excellent choice for people who doesn’t like their Christmas beer too heavy. 111105

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(2004 edit.)Totally filtered, but strangely dark, golden brown, in the deepest shade. Short lasting head, beige. Big malted aroma, with notes of apple and hazelnuts.Full and bitterroasted taste, pearly carbo, witch carries the beer good. The harsh bitterness in the finish helps the mere 5,5% to feel so much bigger.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
Dark brown appearance and tastes slightly of chocolate.Quite a bitter edge to it-this bitterness lingers on for some time

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle - Vintage 2004 (Traded at the brewery late Oct 2004)
Label says: A strong dark beer, originally brewed for the festive season. Maris Otter Malting Barley, Fuggles Goldings and Challenger Hops, with a handful of Chocolate Malt, combine to give a robust, dark ale.
Dark brown in color and a rich head. Plums in aroma. Plums, raisins and nuts in taste. Fullbodied and quite sweet and nice for a cold winters day. A roasted finish with a hint of chocolate/nougat. Very good for a UK bottled beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
Vintage 2004
Dark color. Malty and a bit fruity aroma. Malt, with caramel, strange fruitness. Too simple.


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