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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
"A strong, dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones. The finish is lyrically sweet that speaks for its strength. A fine partner to the Cheese Board."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2005
Cask conditioned 5.5% @ Giddy Bridge (JDW), Soton. Dark raisiny fruit and toffee. Some sweetness with a little almondy alcohol and bittersweet crystal finish. Tasty but subtle flavours.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2393) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask at the noon under water Watford. Aroma is sweet nutty caramel and mineral. Flavour is toast, caramel and sweet nuts. Smooth palate with some praline. Riby red amber pour with a steadfast light cream head. Sweet and mineral in the finish. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2005
Pint pulled at The Raiway in Putney (London), a dark ruby brown withsa filmy head. A very strong malty aroma and a slight fruitiness. The malt is very strong again in the flavour with something sweetish in the background (kind of like cherries). Sits is the mouth beautifully and gives me a warming feeling (a little like brandy).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2055) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Quite dull strong ale from a decent brewery. Nothing worth of highlighting, but still good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2011
Cask at JDW Holloway. Dark red brown with bubbly off white head. Aroma yeast, very fruity, bit of pear, quite vinous. Taste is sweet, raspberry jam. Medium bodied with sweet finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2005
Cask handpump at the Swan in the Rushes, Lougborough. Dark chestnut colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Sweet, fruity, roasted malty flavour. Full bodied. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
Cask, The Francis Newton, Sheffield. Dark almost opaque brown hazelnut. Raisin and brown sugar aroma. Sweet with caramel and fruit, prune and Xmas spice coming through. Bright nutmeg finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
I love Hook Norton beers and Twelve Days might be my overall favorite. Its got lots of sweet dark fruit flavor notes and richness.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Nose is raisin, sweet malt, late sweet licorice, feels medium, carb is weak, taste is weak alcohol, sweet tar, late cooked vegetables.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (1684) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Brown beer with small head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of toffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet malts, toffee, plums and a little more dark fruit. Good beer.


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