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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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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3240) - 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 (2672) - 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 (2682) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2012
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Dark brown color, good foam. Some roasted aromas, malt, dried fruits Medium body & complexity Good bitterness and well balanced Enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted caramel, toffee and raisins. Taste is light roasted malts, lots of liquorice and dark chocolate. Suitable dry bitterness from the hops and roasted malts. Easy to like this one, caramel and liquorice heaven.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (917) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 23, 2012
500ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Deep brown pour with a stable tan head that laces well. Nose of caramel, burnt brown sugar, dried dark fruits and a hint of nuttiness. Lovely smooth malty mouthfeel and taste without being too sweet. Low hop bitterness at the finish. A nice dark ale that knocks spots off Tooheys Old.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenH (823) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, nuts, bread, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a dark copper brown. Aromas of dark malt and some hops. More interesting in the mouth with some bitter chocolate, nuts, rye bread, and more dark malt. Good balancing hops, and very dry and crisp. Good English style Christmas beer.


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