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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2008 Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet and roasted aroma with notes of fruit, caramel and chocolate. The taste is malty and roasted, a little less sweeter than the aroma, notes of fruit, nuts, light spiciness. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbrock81 (311) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Pours a fairly dark brown, with a medium head. Aroma is of English hop, malt, and a bit of spice. The flavor follows, being more malty, with a hoppier finish. A very decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2008
Pours out in a clear ruby brown colour with small creamy white foam. Malty aroma of nuts, fudge, cocoa and grass. Medium to full-bodied with notes of nuts, minerals, fudge, wet grass, dried fruits and cocoa. Smooth airy mouthfeel. Medium-bitter finish of nuts, caramel, fudge and dried fruit with a lingering fresh note of minerals. Quite odd, but tasty! Hook Norton is great, really.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle, 30th Sept 08. Chestnut brown with a thick cream head. Looks great. Caramel malt nose, joined on the tongue by orange and spices. Good bitterness at the end of the swallow.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12292) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Ruby color with a thick beige head. Spice & roasted caramel for aroma. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Rich caramel with citrus and spice for flavor. It is suggestive of a quad with regard to malt or maybe there’s some chocolate. Finish is astringent more than anything else. I’d drink it frequently, were it available.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Brown in color with a decen off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, pear and plum. Flavor is fruity with brown sugar, spices and light hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender ever!) Deep reddish brown colour with mediumsized creamy off white head. Aroma is spices, some nuttyness, rather sweet caramel malts as well as some underlying syrupy sweetness. Flavour is nutty, caramel malty and has some spices as well. Some mild notes of fruits as well as pine too. Pleasant and balanced HN product.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1049) - Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Chocolate, coffee, roast, and fruit aroma. Dark brown with tan frothy head. Chocolate, nuts, fruit, and balancing hop flavours. Full bodied, balanced, with lasting mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3668) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
My second Christmas Day beer poured a the color of Coco Cola with a huge foamy light tan head and very attractive lacing that looks like a lace tablecloth. The nose is the aroma of caramel malts and roasted nuts with some subtle nuances of chocolate and ripe fruit. Medium body and slick mouthfeel. The flavor is big with the malts and nuts. The finish is lively and nicely bitter. A very nice Christmas brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours a deep ruby color with a good head and sheets of lace. The aroma is roasty & nutty with some milk chocolate and dark fruit. The flavor has a nice light roastiness with some good fruit and nutty notes. The palate is creamy and full. This is a very tasty beer.


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