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

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Nice and malty. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, hint of cereal. Taste is sweet, with average duration. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
16.9oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color, thin khaki grayish head. Fades a bit. Some lace. Nice nutty and chocolate nose. Good earthy hops complement the rich aroma well. Mostly bitter taste. Light spice. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Solid british Christmas bitter. Flavorful and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (5999) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Very dark ruby. Rich, malty and spicy. Very English. For cakes, puddings and nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (1975) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
En gammal recension från en julölsprovning 2008. En maltig stabil engelsk ale med karamellsmaker som matchas av en rejäl beska, även nötter och mandlar. Typisk UK-strong ale, så typisk att den inte sticker ut alls utan bara är bra helt enkelt. Len munkänsla.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (677) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours a deeper brown with an average beige head. Aroma is more heavy and malty, consisting of caramel, nuts, fig, and some slight spice notes. Roasted. The taste is pretty much what I was expecting from the nose. It is more nutty here and the I do get a bit more spice, especially at the end. The aftertaste is more nutty over everything else. It lasts awhile, but isn’t very strong. This is very smooth when drinking, with a medium body and some flatter carbonation. Nothing bad to report, although this one isn’t all that special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
0.5l bottle. This is a light blurry deep ruby colored one with a medium sized bubbly beige top. On the nose I get dark fruits, dark caramel, a little bit of sweet chocolate and hints of licorice and brown sugar. Nice non-extreme one. It’s slightly below average on the carbonation and it has a light oily mouthfeel. Flavors are a bit pungent, but not in a directly bad way. Dark malts, more thin licorice, dark slightly burned and bitter caramel and traces of fruits. Ends with a present bitterness and slightly copper-ish and earthy thing reminding of burned rye bread in the aftertaste. It has a decent flavor this. Twelve days? What does that even mean? Wait a minute; That label? is that a partridge in a pear.. DAMMIT! Now I got that song on my mind! 29.11.2012

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2570) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours clear dark brown with a reddish hue and an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, spices, caramel and dark dried fruits. Medium sweet with roasty, bready and caramelly flavour and a surprisingly nice bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced and easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a clear and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and spices. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall a beer below average.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
A2kenCdaisyC (50) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
mighty fine English ale-ruby/brown beauty with modest aroma off white foamy head and nice lacing all the way down-rich malt and perfectly hopped balance Get these while they are around-not real easy to find here in Mich

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2012
Shared 0,5 l bottle from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. Clear deep mahogany body with a small beige head. Dark toffee, malts and wood on the nose. Malty, toasted bitter flavors. Medium body. Dry tongue. Long liquorice finish.


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