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

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RATINGS: 338   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2078) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2013
Clear nice dark redish brown with light brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is bit weak, coffee and some roast. Taste is decent bitter dark ale with coffee, malt and some nut tones. Nice long bitter aftertaste. (Moscow 201302)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1392) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a mahogany color with a good head that fades to ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts with bit of dark fruit in the background. Taste of roasted malt, some nuts and dark fruit. Mild bitterness and dry finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Very nicely balanced. Very enjoyable beer. Well worth checking out.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle at home in London with Lyoli. Pours clear amber with a creamy, beige head. Nose holds some ripe fruits, dirt, leaves. Medium sweet flavor, some bready malts, berries, plums, hints of chocolate and coffee. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, nice coffee notes, more fairly ripe, sweetened berries, nips of chocolate. Quite tasty stuff, in fact.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4546) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
caramel, bread, red/golden, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ Y.N.W.A Beershop, Kolding. Pours ruby amber with a small off white head. Rich malty - caramel, nuts, fruit and a mild spicy note. Smooth with a rather low carbonation. Pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2160) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. A deep dark ruby, almost black beer. It has a rich chocolate and spiced flavour, liquorice and cinnamon notes and slight warming red fruity and roasted chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3114) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
Poured a deep reddish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of berry fruit and a hint of liquorice. Medium body, flavour of sweet caramel malt and nuttyness. Spiced, dry aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1811) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
I like the way that Hook does beer. Steam powered brewery with a gravity feed system that lets the wort flow from the mash tuns at the top of the brewery on down through the brew cycle till the beer reaches the ground floor. That same attention to detail can be found in their beers - i like twelve days best of all for its warmth, sweet raisin flavors, and heavy winter ale persona.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
5.5% deep ruby red colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, complex fruity taste, nice winter beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1381) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a reddy/brown colour, big foamy head, taste is malty and spicy and very xmassy


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