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

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1301) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
A - dried fruit, chocolate and caramel A - brownish-red with thin head T - light sweet with strong alcohol and bitter P - mid to full and soft O - good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1252) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
bottle, nice rich malt hoppy aroma, dark ruby-red colour, brown foam, clear, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, rich taste nice balanced ...awesomefull body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter, cool beer. I want more than one

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Bottled. To paraphrase Baldrick from Balckadder’s Christmas Carol, ’It come from the shop, it said its piece, and then it sodded off’. I like a winter ale to have a little life in it, this was smooth and well balanced indeed, but I’d have liked a little more to be made of its nuttiness. An unremarkable dark beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (1227) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
Dark brown with a hint of red. Clear. Not much head. Aroma of dark toffee. Still refreshing and well balanced. A decent attempt of a Yule ale from the UK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2010
medium brown with thick and frothy white head. nose of pale chocolate and low crystal malt. firm bitterness for the style before a ton of low crystal, pale chocolate, and perhaps some brown malt with a lot of english yeast character. a nice fermantation profile without much residual sweetness. the taste is of a more bitter brown porter. very nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 24, 2010
Pours a reddish amber with a light tan head. Has aromas of caramel, spice, and some fruit. Has a light roastedness with some fruit and spice are in the flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
500 mL bottle from Beers of Europe poured into a Belgian beer goblet. Very dark, with little head. A smooth and pleasant stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - APR 9, 2007
Heavy malty aroma. Huge creamy light brown head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear amber body. Heavy sweet initial flavor with a light smoky taste. Medium to full palate.


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