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

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RATINGS: 339   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mydogjet (34) - - JUL 10, 2014
This beer is a gorgeous dark brown with a lingering off white head. Smells off coffee and even some pine. The coffee carries over on the palate with a bitter bite at the end. Lovely beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pals (17) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
Very dark brown, almost black with a thick white head. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and liqourice. Gentle and smooth, tastes sweet but with a strong liqorice hint and a long medium bitterness in aftertaste. Perfect for the cold, winter nights.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scottkelly (13) - Somerset West, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 6, 2013
Nice dark color resembling coffee. I get mixed aromas from nutty, to banana, to licorice, and even a bit of plum. There is a bit of body and its also quite smooth. Bready with a slight nuttiness. Would definitely be a cold weather beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tuxford (13) - - JUL 19, 2014
A highly sessionable beer. Not too much in the way of aromas, but a well balanced taste of malt and hops, that refreshingly carries right through the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AD_debushatta (11) - - NOV 16, 2011
Standard bedømmelse. Hvor er jeg i øvrigt træt af denne her åndssvage "comments" (læs=lad os fravælge øl-pøbelen, som ikke gider skrive kommentarer) funktion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedBrogan19 (5) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2011 does not count
Tried a 22oz. from Bestway. Poured dark amber with a relatively thin feel. Excellent piney and mint notes. Very easy to drink. Overall a nice subdued holiday beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
porschemad911 (3) - - MAY 8, 2014 does not count
Very nice dark beer. Tastes like a Guinness stepped up a notch in complexity and intensity - delicious for those cold winter nights.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teqteq (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
Very tasty and smooth. For a rich ale very approachable. Not up to Belgian standard but still very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aliciakt (1) - - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
A chocolatey caramel malt brown ale with a red brown appearance and smooth finish.


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