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


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RATINGS: 367   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdleder (324) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
50 cl. flaske. 5,5 % . Mørk juleøl, men synes mere det er en efterårsøl. Mørk mahogni. Købt i Super Best

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Pours a fairly dark brown, with a medium head. Aroma is of English hop, malt, and a bit of spice. The flavor follows, being more malty, with a hoppier finish. A very decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oelbas (272) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Smuk rødbrun klar farve med cremefarvet top. Skummet holder ikke længe. Duften er diskret med ristet malt, lakrids og svedsker. Smagen har de samme elementer oven på en let sødlig bund og fin bitterhed. Rigtig fin ballance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MustangMarkF (246) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shakesbeere (219) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slakemythirst (201) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (194) - 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.

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