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

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2002
2001 Vintage. Dark brown/amber color, quickly dissipating head of cola-like carbonation. Metallic aroma, leading to a bitter flavor with more complex flavors of malt, and caramel. Slightly syrupy consistency, not as much carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1322) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
Bottle 500ml.Dark brown,small head.Malt bread flavours,some coffee.A smooth easy going ale.Hot ears at the ready.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11166) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20841) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a mediumthick longlasting tan head. Malty aroma with some nutty hints. Malty flavor with some hints of caramel and chocolate. Long bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a deep dark chestnut brown color that is completely opaque with only the slightest of mahogany edges when held to a light source. Two finger frothy off-white head with very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Slightly toasty sweet malt aroma with hints of toffee, caramel and rye as well as a prominent hazelnut character and very subtle earthy hops. Slightly toasty medium body with a lot of silky chocolate malt, toffee, caramel, hazelnut, roasted coffee and burnt toast. There’s a nice balance of sweet chocolate and deep roasted flavor that somewhat dominates the palate. Slightly bitter with a subtle lactic creaminess. With all of the dark roasted malts the body is still slightly thin and the nut profile and roasted bitter notes are a bit much. I wish the sweetness was a little more prominent creating more balance. Pretty complex for a British brown ale but still kind of underwhelming

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Dark brown, thin white head. Loved the maltiness of this, all caramel, chocolate and then a dry mellow hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours lighter brown with near-white head that thins out quickly. Nose is soft, light baked goods spices and faint chocolate. Palate - some maple, roasted malt, light chocolate, and a hop dryness at the end to round it out. Very light in character overall. Nothing leaps out. Easily a session beer as it is somewhat thin bodied and lighter in flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Dark brown-ruby. Creamy, long tan head. Aroma: Caramel, malts. Flavor: Spices, nuts, malts. Spicy, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6918) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear deep orange-amber with an average size bubbly off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, fruit, nuts and a hint of chocolate. Flavour of sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, light earthy hops and nuts. Decent average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Surprisingly good, I’d happily have this again.


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