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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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
a Dark brown/red colour, malt nose,rich malt fruit little nuttyness little bitter on linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich with nuts, malt, hops and has notes of fruits and some roast as well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle, 5.5%. Clear dark brown colour. Very small tan head. The flavour starts off roasted with a little barley bitterness. Turns more malty and mellow, but ends with a little new bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
500ml bottle from Cask and Glass, Tonbridge. Dark ruby with dark beige head. Good dark fruit, damsons, plums, dark toffee, touch of herby hop. More toffee in mouth. Sweetish beer with some boiled sweet. Good dark beer, wih some bitter choc/coffee. However, would be excellent in live in cask

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle at home - shared with Mette & Janis. (The Odense people is on their way to India). Dark brown - offwhite head. High malty, berries, caramel, bread, ligh thopped. Nice smooth !!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2007
Bottled. Clear, deep ruby beer with an aroma of lightly burnt malt and some hops in the background. The flavor is a bit sweet and malty, with a balanced bitterness. Medium to full body and it feels a bit peppery in the mouth. A quite nice englishman. (070216)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Dark brown with a thin head.  Aroma is malty, almost almondy with a slightly fruity accent.  Sweet character, a brown ale with nutty character and a touch of dryness in the finish.  

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2009
(500ml bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, plum, chocolate, figs, and nuts. Flavor of mild hops (pine, earthy), roasted malt, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2008
(50cl bottle) Small tan head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, fig, caramel, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, fig/plum, some roasty nutty bitterness. Light-medium body, light stickiness. In the U.S., this would be considered a brown ale.


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