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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%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
500 nil bottle from bed Lilydale deep brown in colour malty aroma strong malty taste good ale

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown/ruby. Frothy head that dissipates quickly to a thin white covering. Mid level lacing. Muted, but enjoyable aromas of chocolate malt. Nice malt flavour up front with a long smooth mouthfeel filled with chocolate and a touch of coffee. A complex hop bitterness tempers any sweetness in the mid palate, begging you to take the next sip. Perfect carbonation allowing a delicious mouthfeel. I love this style. Subtle and so typically understated English, but still full of wonderful flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eusou9 (67) - - JAN 22, 2014
Hoppy and flower aroma from a brown body and tan creamy head. Bitter sweet balanced, and works perfectly with salty cheese.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11490) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2006
Dark brownish with red sides. Aroma of fruits, plums, raisins, caramel, alcohol. Quite dry mouthfeel with powerful roasty taste, some cranberries and a quite definite bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8319) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled, Case purchased at Majestic, Bicester, 02-10-06. Wonderful dark brown with a nice creamy head. Pleasant warming flavoursome beer that had plenty of rich malts and fruits swishing around. The bottle describes it as having a strong nutty flavour, I’m not quite sure it was a strong nutty flavour but there was some nuttiness there. Very smooth good full bodied beer that will be even more pleasing as the nights continue to draw in.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
500 ml bottle. Deep dark brown beer, creamy tan head. Swwet and toasty malts, dried fruit, pear/plums, dried cherry, raspberry and some soft malty molasses. A bit of ginger of light nutty candied flavour. Softly sweet on the finish. Warming brew, perfect for cooler days. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4530) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Appearance: Pours a clear, humble brown body with some amber-tinted hues around the edges and topped with a frothy, lasting, light beige head. Smell: Why, it smells of toasted bread and toasted nuts, it does. Slighter, lesser notes of powderized chocolate and dark fruits. Taste: Toasty, nutty brown maltiness with lightly sweet hints of brown sugar and cocoa powder. Though agreeable, the various flavors remain mild, though that nutty kick lasts from start to finish for me. Small amount of dark fruitiness. Earthy, herbaceous hop character with a light bitterness. Finishes nicely dry, smooth, and with that lingering nuttiness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-light carbonation. Drinkability: It’s fairly decent and delightfully nutty, like many of my ex-girlfriends. While nothing beyond the label and name inspires any Christmastime imagery, it is a decent, well-balanced ale regardless of season.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2010
THOUGHTS: A nice Christmas gift. It was like some sort of Christmas dessert. The carbonation was a bit overpowering. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark red, that looked brown in the glass with red highlights and a small, white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was nice but weak. There was light to moderate toasted, nutty, caramel and milk chocolate malts; light hops; raisin, plum and toffee. The initial flavor was sweet and acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, lightly bitter and acidic with and average to long duration. There was caramel and nutty malts, toffee, hints of cocoa, raisins, some dark cherries, plum a little apple, toast, cookies, molasses and a little earthy and herbal hops. The notch above medium body was somewhat syrupy and then dry with highly fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and lightly astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6402) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted caramel, toffee and raisins. Taste is light roasted malts, lots of liquorice and dark chocolate. Suitable dry bitterness from the hops and roasted malts. Easy to like this one, caramel and liquorice heaven.


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