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

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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (287) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Nice color and foam. Strong beer with very nice taste of malt. Well balanced too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (266) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (265) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
500 nil bottle from bed Lilydale deep brown in colour malty aroma strong malty taste good ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, thin head. Chocolate malt aroma. More malt and chocolate in the flavour. Creamy finish with some hop bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Cardinals crazy juleølsmaking. Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2008
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Light aroma with a lot of chocolate, ryebread and some malty sweetness. Sweet flavor of chocolate, nuts and lightly roasted malt. Finishing with a touch of bitterness and coffee. Low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (231) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark copper with big head (minimize but stays with nice layer). Aroma is malty, dark fruits, raisins, nuts, caramel. In flavour fruity, malty plus hoppy notes. Aftertaste is moderate bitter, carbonation medium. Very pleasant beer.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
500ml Bottle. I new i wasn’t going to be a fan of this when I bought it - however my tastes are towards the lager lighter range of craft beers. Dont let my low review put you off it just wasnt my thing. Aroma was slightly spicey and slightly chocolatey (but much less than would expect from similar brewers) Appearance was a dark red brown. Taste was just purely MEHHH It was quite malty but it was also very watery. Overall - if you’re looking for a winters pint - get almost any other englsih brewed seasonal ale and you’ll have an improvement on this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shakesbeere (212) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
50cL bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with minimal head. Smells of roasted malt and some dark fruit. Tastes of roasted nut, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of dark fruit. Although the alcohol content is somewhat low, the flavor is potent and full-bodied. Very smooth -- neither thick nor thin and with nice level of carbonation. Finish is smooth and bittersweet. A refined and well-balanced beer. I think a higher gravity, however, could give it a few more layers of complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
500ml. Pours a deep mahogoney with a decent off white head. A nutty aroma of caramel malt. And dark fruit. Nice medium body. Sweet candied fruit, caramel malt, and a nice english nuttiness. A nice holiday ale.


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