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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%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (853) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
500ml bottle into glass, poured at room temperature. Faint smoky malt nose. Dark brown beer with towering tan-coloured head. No carbonation. Slight tingle on the tongue,sweet malt taste. Aftertaste is a bit of raisiny bitterness but quite abrupt and dry. Nice, good for a couple at least.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (834) - Valby, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
Mahognifarvet og rolig julebryg / English Strong Ale med 3 cm stor moccafarvet skumkrone, som svinder til et par mm tykkelse. Ganske fin og anderledes aroma af soyasovs og brunkage. Senere noter af rugbrød. Dejlig smag med let indledende syrlighed og en fin balanceret bittersødme med noter af chokolade og ristet malt. Aldrig for sød, aldrig for dominerende bitterhed, selvom denne spiller den største rolle. Solid bitter, middel sødme. Blød mundfølelse med en nedjusteret karbonering. Middel fyldig krop og olieret konsistens. Afslutningen er bitter, kort og tør. Forbavsende meget smag i denne forholdsvis alkohol-milde jule-ESB. Og ganske god. 500 ml, flaske, 5,5 % ABV, BB: 24/10/15, købt i SuperBest i Rødovre Centrum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (813) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Pours a deeper brown with an average beige head. Aroma is more heavy and malty, consisting of caramel, nuts, fig, and some slight spice notes. Roasted. The taste is pretty much what I was expecting from the nose. It is more nutty here and the I do get a bit more spice, especially at the end. The aftertaste is more nutty over everything else. It lasts awhile, but isn’t very strong. This is very smooth when drinking, with a medium body and some flatter carbonation. Nothing bad to report, although this one isn’t all that special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (756) - 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 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!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (690) - Køge, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ home: Pours mahogany with a medium white head. Malty aroma with hints of fruit. Nice taste with roasted malts, nuts and caramel, ending with hints of bittering hops

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (685) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Dark brown with a reddish tinge, starting with a decent off- white head but soon looking like Pepsi. Medium body. Very malty, giving burnt toffee and some bitter chocolate. Also nuts and some dried fruits. Bit too much of a tar taste for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (684) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2015 Dejlig strong ale med frisk smag, med let røget eftersmag. Flot udseende. Værd at smage igen.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (677) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
roasted malt, and nutty aromas aromas. appear very dark brown with a frothy white head. great bitter taste. super palate for an english ale!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours lighter brown with near-white head that thins out quickly. Nose is soft, light baked goods spices and faint chocolate. Palate - some maple, roasted malt, light chocolate, and a hop dryness at the end to round it out. Very light in character overall. Nothing leaps out. Easily a session beer as it is somewhat thin bodied and lighter in flavors.


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