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

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (862) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
Clear reddish dark brown with nice tan head that doesn’t last. Subtle, pleasant malty aroma. Lovely palate, plenty of body, almost oily thick with a nice tingle of carbonation. Taste is rich and complex with malty sweetness and chocolates dark roast malts. Overall a great string dark beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (827) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 23, 2012
500ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Deep brown pour with a stable tan head that laces well. Nose of caramel, burnt brown sugar, dried dark fruits and a hint of nuttiness. Lovely smooth malty mouthfeel and taste without being too sweet. Low hop bitterness at the finish. A nice dark ale that knocks spots off Tooheys Old.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenH (791) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, nuts, bread, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (779) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle (damaged notes from the flooding of my basement). Sweetish aroma...all I could read.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (778) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (763) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2013
Tummy bug brown, with no mentionable head. I had it too cold, so there isn’t much I can say about the aroma. Flavour is woody, with plenty of alcohol, actually quite interesting, with a hoppy bitterness that lingers for a long time in the mouth. Medium bodied, it has plenty of carbonation. Must be consumed at a proper temperature, much higher than straight from the fridge.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (763) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (717) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel/toffee note, bread, grassy/hay and nutty. Taste: Low sourness, low/medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, abrupt fairly dry bitter/sweet finish of dried fruit, chocolate malt and a hint of pepper. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (702) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
Small head on a reddish body. Dark fruit hints, very good combination of bitterness ans sweetness, very drinkable. A pleasure at dinner!


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