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

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (756) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (490) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
500ml bottle into glass, poured at room temperature. Faint smoky malt nose. Dark brown beer with towering tan-coloured head. No carbonation. Slight tingle on the tongue,sweet malt taste. Aftertaste is a bit of raisiny bitterness but quite abrupt and dry. Nice, good for a couple at least.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
We don’t get a huge range of English Ales in Australia, and what there is tends to be highly priced. Twelve days meets the market with a decent price for a solid and credible beer. Dark as you expect an ESB to be, decent head with mild aroma hinting of malts and fruits to come. Not too thick and a mild carbonation makes this a well bodied brew; with a mix of sweet malts, bitterness, alcohol and a lingering fruity and current flavour to finish. Actually the temperature you drink this at will greatly increase or decrease the fruit at the end (4-6 degrees Celsius as I like it = less fruit / 9-11 degrees Celsius as recommended by Hook Norton = more dark dried fruit that lingers longer). AS funny as it may sound, it does taste like a winter’s Christmas in England as portrayed in movies / TV. Great to sit back and sip on its own on a cold day or with a nice piece of chocolate cake or Christmas pudding.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2633) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
0,5 l bottle chocolate, coffee, roasty, herbs, earthy, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Milter (322) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Dejlig strong ale med frisk smag, med let røget eftersmag. Flot udseende. Værd at smage igen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3781) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle from SuperBest Ama’r Foodmarket, CPH - dark sienna/brown pour with a nice beige head. Aroma and taste is caramel malty, toffee, nutty, knækbrød, some dark fruits, some nice spicy nuances, pretty satisfying overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (4905) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, dark brown colour ith small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Malty aroma with a nuttily touch, a strange bitter, somehow alcoholic almond note. Taste is nuttily malty, slightly bitter hoppy overtones, a cautious touch of Marmite, subtle malt sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1701) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Klar møkebrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt og frukt. Smak av røstet malt, karamell og frukt. Lett bitter og minimalt karbonert. Vinmonopolet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (2302) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Lukt: Frukter, eik og noe karamell.
Utseende: Mørk fin kastanje rød/brun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt lag skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av karamell og en anelse kaffe.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Hinna, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@5,5%, Når@26.01.2015

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (856) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: darkbrown, off-white head Aroma: dark fruits, nutmeg, orange.. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, smooth carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1136) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small grey white head. Clear dark red brown color. Aroma is bubble gum, berries, leather. Taste is sweet, leather, light caramel, earth.


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