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

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
a little faint aroma, cereral, roasted stuff. clear amber/brown, white head. flavor is roasted grains, slight sawdust, kinda grainy, but nice. also very slightly smoked notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10920) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. raisinny, almost vinous aroma with licorice and some earthy hops. Malty, just a bit salty, vinous and nutty flavor with licorice and some earthy hops, lingering on in the aftertaste. Tasty ale, satisfyingly balanced.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: December 03, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, sweet dark fruits, light spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness keeps it pretty dry, light essence of dark fruits, hint of spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
A dark clear brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, dark fruits, roasted coffee beans, burned caramel, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate with dark fruits, light molasses, light coffee, quite nice, given this is more than 3 years old. Tasted with GRM, Probstk, and Mike H., Oct. 8 2010.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Dark beige head. Aroma of malts, light hops and spices. Fruity and hoppy flavour. Quite pleasant and refreshing. Is light bitter and fruity in the end . Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10443) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle (obviously). Pours dark brown. Nose/taste is heavy chocolate and black malt, nuts and light cereal grain. Lots of malt. Medium body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2008
Brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt and caramel. Somewhat sweet flavour with spicy and chemical notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (10324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle (EBF2008)
Black tea and fruitcake aroma. Very nutty taste, dry too. Good ful body. Long finish with a bit of everything, and possibly some coffee too.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Brown colour with a medium bubbly average lasting white head. Strong malty, fruity hops and dark fruits in the aroma. Flavour is quite malty, sweet fruity, plum and raisins, some nuts, moderate hoppiness. A very tasty Christmas ale indeed!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10218) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
bottled - dark brown colour, almost no foam but a nice lacing, prune and wood in the nose, a bit nutty, sweet and full-bodied, the finish is malty, long with a touch of chocolate


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