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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Not my favorit. Looks like cola. Not much head. Sharp aroma, thin palate. Flavor mostly some bitterness, not much malt. Re-rated: Has a lot more floral hops. Pours fine, dark and with a fine head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Head light brown. Body Dark red. Aroma choccolate, orange. Spicy bitterrness, malty, complex and lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a nutty aroma. There is a nutty smoked malt flavor with a very dry finish that sticks to the palate. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
Deep mahogany body with ruby tints. Generous tan head. Juicy roasted malt snout with a hint of fudginess. Chewy stouty roast, red wine creaminess and intensely roasty, bitter cocoa afters. But not at the complete exclusion of the hops. Good creamy-bitter balance. Some warming, whiskeyish booziness and redness in the face. Another winner courtesy of one of England’s finest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle. Chestnut beer with a big light tan head. Caramel, nut, and light spice aroma. Caramel, light spice, light earth flavor with faint hops. Medium-light body. Easy drinking. Caramel and some xmas spice linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
[2647-20091206] 500mL bottle. Little chocolate grainy malt aroma with a little toasted nut. Clear, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet thick toasted malt flavour initially followed by a nuttier slightly bitter finish. Medium-full body. Good, tasty.
(c/o mebden, w/ jerc)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7430) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear brown with a small but creamy beige head. The aroma is dry fruity like figs with caramel and biscuity malt. A slight nuttiness wafts in late. The flavor is heavy on the dark fruits, some caramel malts, some bread/biscuits, and a touch of hoppy bitterness. I think I was expecting a bit more spice which just wasn’t there. Worth a try once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, nutty nose with notes of dark fruit and wild berries. Malty taste with dark fruit, dark rye bread, chocolate, nuts and a balanced bittersweet finish. Medium body with a rounded, smooth malt character. Fairly sweet. An excellent example of a nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7253) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown with a moderate off-white head. Powerful aroma of sweet malt with supporting nuttiness. Flavour had plenty of dark fruit, marzipan, nuts and some hops in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown, decent off-white head and lacing. Slightly metallic aromas, toffee malt and dark sugar. Taste is sweet, finishes sweet and strangely thin. OK.

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