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


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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1285) - 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

   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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1225) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
It is a very malty aromatic ale with overtones of nuts and chocolate. The taste is filled with caramel and dried fruit (raisins), light tones of dark chocolate and walnut. Everything is composed in a very simple manner that at no time are confused. Hop bitterness is marking and keep the balance well in check in this well brewed ale. Towards the end, a little notes of coffee and a dry aftertaste. It is simply completed and delicate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1214) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1198) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small grey white head. Clear dark red brown color. Aroma is bubble gum, berries, leather. Taste is sweet, leather, light caramel, earth.

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