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

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7596) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Brown colour with a huge beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, nuts and plums.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7508) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle @ Studenterbaren, Århus. Pours brown with a fading offwhite head. Aroma of malt, coffee, licorice, spice. Flavor is malt, light coffee notes, licorice, wood, light fruity, spice. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 161113

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7452) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7442) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7382) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Pours a transparent dark amber ruby with a frothy well-lacing off-white head. Lightly sweet pale malty nose has some nutty notes and a hint of light fruitiness. Body is fairly full with some earthy dark caramel English malty notes with a hint of raisins and a drier toasty finish. Pretty nicely-balanced with light sweetness throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
A Mes rate: Not the best Christmas ale I have ever had. Malty aroma with mellow hoppy notes and just a hint of toffee or something similar. Red/brown body. Poor head. A little bit too sweet and pudding like to begin with for me finishing long with some more sweet stuff then some bitterness. Erm... yeah that’s it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6888) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6885) - 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.


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