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

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
Nose Is chocolate, dark, sweet, heavy malt, cereal, feel is watery, carb Is mediumlow, taste Is medium burnt malt, cane sugar, rye notes, weak oak, sour tobacco notes, medium bitter hops finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1707) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark copper with big head (minimize but stays with nice layer). Aroma is malty, dark fruits, raisins, nuts, caramel. In flavour fruity, malty plus hoppy notes. Aftertaste is moderate bitter, carbonation medium. Very pleasant beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1697) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: darkbrown, off-white head Aroma: dark fruits, nutmeg, orange.. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, smooth carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1648) - Bodø, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a clear reddish brown colour with a small beige head. Careful aroma of some wood, leather, malt, rye bread, dried fruit and hint of chocolate. More pronounced flavour of the same but with a fruityness that feels a bit belgian. Nice. Has a slick mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A balanced and good Christmas ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a dark brown with very small head. just noticed that this is brewed for xmas. I had it in the height of summer on one of the hottest days - still went down well! aroma is rich of malts and spice. taste is much the same and as per the description, a very smooth after taste. some spices right at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1532) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
Dark with quite a mixed bag of flavours and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Could drink a couple

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2012
Aroma of caramel, chocolate, figs, currants, dates and crap. Motor oil brown, not heady at all. It has that rough, burnt malt flavor I love oh so much. Complex, chalky feel and aftertaste. Very dense, though thick isn’t the right word.l Another winner in the English heavy traidtion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1524) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - OCT 6, 2012
small frothy offwhite head. flat brown thin body. aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, moderate malt. if: light bitter moderate sweet. ff: moderate bitter sweet; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. amargor lupulo, dulçor chocolate. 100s

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1512) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2013
BB 06Feb14. Poured a mahogany red brown colour with a thin light tan bubbly head that diminished quickly to a line of bubbles. Poor lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma delightfully of chocolate but with under-lying alcohol. Taste of malt sweetness followed by a nice mild tasty hops bitterness that was not over-bearing. Medium body. Smooth finish. Quite OK.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2010
THOUGHTS: A nice Christmas gift. It was like some sort of Christmas dessert. The carbonation was a bit overpowering. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark red, that looked brown in the glass with red highlights and a small, white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was nice but weak. There was light to moderate toasted, nutty, caramel and milk chocolate malts; light hops; raisin, plum and toffee. The initial flavor was sweet and acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, lightly bitter and acidic with and average to long duration. There was caramel and nutty malts, toffee, hints of cocoa, raisins, some dark cherries, plum a little apple, toast, cookies, molasses and a little earthy and herbal hops. The notch above medium body was somewhat syrupy and then dry with highly fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and lightly astringent finish.


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