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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2010
500 ml bottle. Dark mahogany body is clear and radiant, with ruby highlights. Medium tan head retains well and deposits some sheet lace on the glass. Aroma is malty, lots of nuttiness, with herbal hints, cocoa, vague coffee, and some roast. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation. Somewhat thin. Tastes pretty good. Roasty and nutty malts, a hint of coffee and chocolate, herbal hops, fruity red apple, and what might be pine nuts. Bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (656) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Dark brown with a thick beige head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Quite a malty nose, chocolate, and light spices. Strong bitter flavor up front followed by a rush of thick malty sweetness. Finishes kind of dry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (617) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (606) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
Fruits, caramel and nuts in the aroma. Dark brown with a red tint. off white head, Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation, Overall a enjoyable ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (579) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - 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 (572) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (565) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (560) - 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.


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