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


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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slakemythirst (200) - - JAN 31, 2012
Lätt brödiga, nötiga maltiga toner. Stadig kropp och en fin beska. Slutsats: Är troligen klockren till en söndagsstek..men si och så som solist..

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReV2 (167) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle left over from Christmas 2012 and out of date by 3 months. Deep mahogany with an off-white head, aroma of malt & nutmeg. Taste is smooth malt with a little toffee. This has aged well & the head looks like a real ale though not bottle conditioned. Subtle bitter aftertaste, quite sweet and drinking up to its strength. Better than a fresh bottle I’ve had before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Prominent aroma hinting of fig and molasses. Really nice amber color that is very clear (filtered). Slightly over roasted malt flavor with hints of brown corn syrup (brown sugar). Finish is a bit uncivilized and somewhat bitter. Overall I like this beer. It is a break from what I usually drink and I find the flavors complex yet balanced enough to be interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
Very dark mahogany colour with a nice lasting head on it. Aroma of dark plums, roasted nuts, caramel and over ripe dark berries - lovely. Quite full bodied with an almost winelike quality. In addition to the flavours from the aroma, this also has a touch of strong english licquorice. Subtle bitter finish with lasting spicyness. Me like. Me like a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (128) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
We don’t get a huge range of English Ales in Australia, and what there is tends to be highly priced. Twelve days meets the market with a decent price for a solid and credible beer. Dark as you expect an ESB to be, decent head with mild aroma hinting of malts and fruits to come. Not too thick and a mild carbonation makes this a well bodied brew; with a mix of sweet malts, bitterness, alcohol and a lingering fruity and current flavour to finish. Actually the temperature you drink this at will greatly increase or decrease the fruit at the end (4-6 degrees Celsius as I like it = less fruit / 9-11 degrees Celsius as recommended by Hook Norton = more dark dried fruit that lingers longer). AS funny as it may sound, it does taste like a winter’s Christmas in England as portrayed in movies / TV. Great to sit back and sip on its own on a cold day or with a nice piece of chocolate cake or Christmas pudding.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
50 cl bottel Color - Darck red/brown Head - Nice beige Aroma - Sourness Flavor - Fruit/Citrus, malt Ok beer, nice round taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
500 ml bottle, thanks ekstedt. Dark brown with a tan head. Malty with a hint of bubblegum. Sweetish with light bitterness. Medium bodied, very light carbonation, somewhat astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCastner (112) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours a dark brown with a slight head. Aroma of roasted malt and some biscuit. Taste is first sweet malt with some caramalt, then a very bitter, dry finish. Good, but I was expecting more malt complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a dark amber colour and it has fruit cake like aroma. In the taste its mainly dark fruits makes a good winter warmer must buy again some time soon.

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