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

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9908) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - 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 (5985) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from B&M Stockton. Very dark body with a cream head. Good rich flavours of caramel, raisin and a touch of licorice before a nice bitter stuff. Good tastey stuff, but easy drinking too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teqteq (2) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
Very tasty and smooth. For a rich ale very approachable. Not up to Belgian standard but still very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1973) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Lukt: Frukter, eik og noe karamell.
Utseende: Mørk fin kastanje rød/brun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt lag skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Smak av karamell og en anelse kaffe.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Hinna, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@5,5%, Når@26.01.2015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
Dark amber/ reddish colour with a nice beige head. Malty nose with a fruity sweetness. Flavor is malty with lots of dark fruit and hints of chocolate in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
500ml bottle from Cask and Glass, Tonbridge. Dark ruby with dark beige head. Good dark fruit, damsons, plums, dark toffee, touch of herby hop. More toffee in mouth. Sweetish beer with some boiled sweet. Good dark beer, wih some bitter choc/coffee. However, would be excellent in live in cask

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2006
Rich, heady nose. Pours very dark amber with a firm cream head. Flavour is complex with dark notes being balanced by some vinous, sherry-like sweetness. Finish is pleasingly astringent on the back of the tongue, with a lingering citrus and honey malt. Very nice indeed.


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