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

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


A2kenCdaisyC's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
A2kenCdaisyC (51) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at home, 27/05/16. Rich chestnut to mahogany brown with a decent beige cap of bubbles that retains well. Nose is rich malt, straw, grain, toffee, dark fruit esters, light spice. Taste comprises fruit loaf, dates, brown sugar, brown bread, light spice, treacle toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with balanced bitterness. Decent flavoursome English Strong ... goes well with cheddar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2626) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
Cask. Just comments and numerals due to social interaction. Dark mixed fruits, caramel, rich complex malt for such low abv beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (374) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark brown appearance with a small dissipating tan head. Malty aroma, caramel, earthy notes, dark fruit, hint of chocolate. Taste follows the aroma, also a slight nutty flavour and light roast. Slightly sweet with a lightly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matstrange (90) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2016
Nice head on pouring with an almost black complexion. Very malty taste with a hint of nuttiness and a bit of a kick at 5.5%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Night_Cap (54) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Bottle 500ml. Served at cellar temperature. Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with red highlights and a lightly tanned, frothy head that lasts well. Aroma is of earthy hops, spiced cookies, dark chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, blueberries and prunes. Flavour is a light earthy/spicy hop bitterness with toffee, chocolate, roasted nuts, sultanas, plums, a hint of coffee and a dry, earthy/roasted finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a good length finish. Very well balance and moreish!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopMagnet (17) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
500ml bottle. Rich brown ale with modest head. Delightful aromas of malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Richly flavoured, multi-layered palate with nutmeg, caramel and spice, slightly sweet finish. Gosh!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (659) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Dark brown with a reddish tinge, starting with a decent off- white head but soon looking like Pepsi. Medium body. Very malty, giving burnt toffee and some bitter chocolate. Also nuts and some dried fruits. Bit too much of a tar taste for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (827) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
Mahognifarvet og rolig julebryg / English Strong Ale med 3 cm stor moccafarvet skumkrone, som svinder til et par mm tykkelse. Ganske fin og anderledes aroma af soyasovs og brunkage. Senere noter af rugbrød. Dejlig smag med let indledende syrlighed og en fin balanceret bittersødme med noter af chokolade og ristet malt. Aldrig for sød, aldrig for dominerende bitterhed, selvom denne spiller den største rolle. Solid bitter, middel sødme. Blød mundfølelse med en nedjusteret karbonering. Middel fyldig krop og olieret konsistens. Afslutningen er bitter, kort og tør. Forbavsende meget smag i denne forholdsvis alkohol-milde jule-ESB. Og ganske god. 500 ml, flaske, 5,5 % ABV, BB: 24/10/15, købt i SuperBest i Rødovre Centrum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2015
500mL bottle from Dan Murphys. BB 29 SEP 16 Good looking beer - deep bronze body, holds a tight beige head. Malty nose - roast nuts, burnt caramel, golden syrup, treacle, dark plummy esters, some dried fruit and earthy leafy hop character. Medium bodied, rather dry, slight roast astringency thins it out a slight bit, it has to be said, carbonation perhaps a touch coarse. Delivers plenty on the palate - toasty malts, browned nuts, treacle, dried leafy/tobacco-like hop note, raisins, plums, earthiness lingers on a dry finish with a strong bitterness. Packed full of character, strangely alluring and highly drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1435) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
It is a very malty aromatic ale with overtones of nuts and chocolate. The taste is filled with caramel and dried fruit (raisins), light tones of dark chocolate and walnut. Everything is composed in a very simple manner that at no time are confused. Hop bitterness is marking and keep the balance well in check in this well brewed ale. Towards the end, a little notes of coffee and a dry aftertaste. It is simply completed and delicate.


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