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

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Pours a dark ruby. Light, roasted malt aroma. Flavours are nutty, some raisin, caramel malt. Good sweet-bitter balance.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (491) - 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!!

3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (452) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Pint+0.9. A pretty dark amber pour, limited white head arises. Very nice malty aroma, some caramel and rainin. Maltiness is not quite a prominent, there are some piney hops and spice that balance out the sweet malt. A little peaty, roast nut with some very limited red fruits. A little thin, but exteamly drinkable. Somewhat smokey or roast finish that lingers a bit. Not bad and quite sessionable if available in that capacity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (427) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
Smells of molasses, nuts. Taste is hazelnuts, roasted red meat, treacle, with a good bitter finish. Nice & thick on the palate. Really enjoying this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (421) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2012
Coffee and caramel aroma. Clear dark brown, beige head. Definite English Ale, with smoky bacon touches. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown/ruby. Frothy head that dissipates quickly to a thin white covering. Mid level lacing. Muted, but enjoyable aromas of chocolate malt. Nice malt flavour up front with a long smooth mouthfeel filled with chocolate and a touch of coffee. A complex hop bitterness tempers any sweetness in the mid palate, begging you to take the next sip. Perfect carbonation allowing a delicious mouthfeel. I love this style. Subtle and so typically understated English, but still full of wonderful flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
Bottle from The Beers of Europe shop near Kings Lynn, not bottle conditioned. Very deep buby brown colour. A great malty / beery smell. Flavours of chocolate, & malty coffeeness. A great dark beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (381) - 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


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