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

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RATINGS: 334   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (631) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. BB Mar 2013. Pours opaque, amber brown with average off white creamy head and decent lace. Aromas of nuts, pitted fruits, currants, toffee and toast. Sickly sweet almost with a light floral hop character. Medium body, medium carbonation. Chewy toffee complex body - nutty malt, a touch chalky with a sweetness balanced with certain bitterness lingering right through the semi sweet satisfying finish. Mineral like yeast character lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoltonDK (555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Nice fresh aroma notes of coffe, chocolate. Reddish brown clear color small white head. Medium body sweet taste notes of coffee and coco. :) Bolton Brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2012
Dark amber colour. Raisins and light molasses aroma. Rich medium to full palate with lovely malt character, dried fruits choc and toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Dark amber/light brown color; seemingly clear. Awesome head that recedes in a rocky fashion. Light ring lace left on the glass. A surprising sour smell. Largely chocolate aroma. Tastes like a rich brown ale. There are elements of black patent, chocolate and dark crystal malts. Good hop finish that blends well with the light coffee flavors. This is a very good Christmas beer. It has elements of a porter and a brown ale. Well balanced and flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (525) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
Dark with quite a mixed bag of flavours and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Could drink a couple

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (520) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. A deep ruby colour with a small head. Aroma is barely detectable, but there’s some roasted malt and hop notes. Flavour is malty with brown sugar, chocolate malt, biscuit, citric hops. A moderately bitter finish. High carbonation. Nice enough but not very exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
I adore this bottle and it’s label. Beautiful. When poured, the beer is dark red, almost black. Creamy head. Aroma of berries and chocolate. Some spices in thre flavor including cinnamon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (488) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2012
Needs a bit of agitation to produce a head, but it looks good - dark brown with red highlights. Detected some caramel and nuts on the nose. The taste is definitely driven by malty notes, with caramel, dried fruit and some nuttiness coming through. The spice is quite muted compared to say Brewdog?s There is No Santa, but is still evident. The body is a little thin and the palate a bit short, but pretty good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with mocha white head. Malty, sweet aroma. Dry. Caramel. Slight smoke and low bitterness.


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