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

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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
gegwilson (616) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - 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 (12648) - 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 (1117) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
Very dark mahogany colour with a nice lasting head on it. Aroma of dark plums, roasted nuts, caramel and over ripe dark berries - lovely. Quite full bodied with an almost winelike quality. In addition to the flavours from the aroma, this also has a touch of strong english licquorice. Subtle bitter finish with lasting spicyness. Me like. Me like a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Brown colour with a huge beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, nuts and plums.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle, Big Bang, Oxford. Dark caramel, small layer of tan. Plumy fruit aroma, dry toast, chocolate. Soft, very pleasant. Dry caramel flavor, soft roast, a touch of coffee and chocolate. Substantial body, dry, gentle finish. A really decent porter. (Yes, itís a porter.) Wish I could find it from the cask.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle form Johncyís in North Liberty, IA. The body is medium brown with some dark orange highlights. A light tan colored head coveres the pretty brew. The aroma is largely raisins and cinnamon. There are also some strawberry hints. Whoppers candy, malt and chocolate dominate the taste. hiding behind that are some light rasins with a little bit of almonds and anise. Thin mouthfeel with a long lingering aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (9963) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
Vintage 2004 - tasted May 05. Itís a dark brown reddish mahogany color and a small head. The aroma has notes of dark fruit and the mouthfeel is full, and the flavour is rather complex and delicious. It has notes of roasted malts, light sweetness, dark fruit and hints of licorice and spice. These words might lead the thoughts in direction of Belgian beers, but this is lighter and more refreshing. I like a beer with so few %, when it has this very nice and full-bodied taste. Vintage 05 - tasted November 05. Itís not yet as smooth as the 04, but the notes are pretty much the same. I do however also find nuts in the flavour in this one though.


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