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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%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1429) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2008 Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet and roasted aroma with notes of fruit, caramel and chocolate. The taste is malty and roasted, a little less sweeter than the aroma, notes of fruit, nuts, light spiciness. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Dark brown with a smaller head, not very viscous, seems thin... Aroma is sweet stick with big notes of dark fruits... Very malty flavor, nutty, dark fruits, mild chocolate notes... Lots of flavor for 5.5%, not as sweet as it smells.. Very good, Flavourful, as it would be spelled some would say more correctly...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle, Big Bang, Oxford. Dark caramel, small layer of tan. Plumy fruit aroma, dry toast, chocolate. Soft, very pleasant. Dry caramel flavor, soft roast, a touch of coffee and chocolate. Substantial body, dry, gentle finish. A really decent porter. (Yes, it’s a porter.) Wish I could find it from the cask.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1385) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
Dark with quite a mixed bag of flavours and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Could drink a couple

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1377) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2012
murky brownish black color, thin off white head. Mostly a solid collar. Almond, malt, caramel, chocolate, pear and dark fruits. Nice bold nose for such an ABV that it is. Taste pretty much the same as the nose. Thin but coats well and a good long lasting flavor. Solid beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit and spices. Smooth taste, slightly dry. Nice beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
Bottle 500ml.Dark brown,small head.Malt bread flavours,some coffee.A smooth easy going ale.Hot ears at the ready.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
From a 500ml bottle on 8/7/2012. Pours a clear dark red brown with a medium fine head. Has some bready and caramel malt in the aroma, along with some fruit. The flavour is quite intense with dark/stewed fruit, nuts, and a rich maltiness which features caramel, toffee, chocolate, nutty and roasty notes. The body is full and the bitterness firm. This actually comes across bigger than 5.5% and feels like a bit of a winter sipper. Nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1311) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
A dark deep red beer with a good brown head. Aroma is rather sweet with hints of fresh fruits and malts. Flavor is roasty malty with notes of coffee, nuts with a nice dark bitter chocolaty finished. Stands out from most X-mas ales in a pleasant way.


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