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

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (2074) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
A good English-style ale with a lot of malt flavor for its size. Twelve Days pours a deep ruby with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is mostly caramel malt with some earthy tones. Theres probably a touch of English hops in there but its light. Its somewhere between a bock and a good English brown ale. The flavor is relatively sweet but nowhere near cloying. I can see what theyre getting at with the "nutty" descriptor, but its more earth to my palate. The mouthfeel gets pretty thin as I drain the glass. I imagine its a lot better from a cask.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3919) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Amber brown body with a full, bubbly caramelized cream head. Appealing wisps of brown malt, caramel, sweet nuttiness intrigue the nose. A woodiness arises in aroma and carries over to the first taste on the palate. A deep woody-brown malt flavor with some nuances of nut and aging. Easy roasting and layering of mid- to low-range crystal malts. Hints of nuts and raisins, English toffee, and dark fruit. A pleasantly nuanced brown ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2009
2009-12-06. Dark brown body, modest foamy tan head fades. 3+ Nutty malty aroma, dark malts, modest sweet fruity touch. 6+ Flavour is similar, nutty malty character, sweet caramel and dark malt, light bitterness. Average palate suits the beer. Quaffable, a nice English brew, but just a touch mild overall. Bottle from England via Mabels brother

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6651) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2009
2008-12-17, bottle, 2008 edition! Frg: Brnd pepparkaka, hrlig stabil skumkrona. Doft/Smak: Kaffe, medium beska - var r ntterna? Lng stabil eftersmak. Balanserad, vlgjord- men i mitt tycke lite trkig - druckigt den frut hos andra bryggerier. Plus dock fr vacker etikett Passar bst till: Ostkaka

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Dark brown, basically black, beige head. Roasty, fruity aroma, pears and apples. Taste is creamy, roasty with lots of different fruits and a nutty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear brown with a small but creamy beige head. The aroma is dry fruity like figs with caramel and biscuity malt. A slight nuttiness wafts in late. The flavor is heavy on the dark fruits, some caramel malts, some bread/biscuits, and a touch of hoppy bitterness. I think I was expecting a bit more spice which just wasnt there. Worth a try once.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
16.9 oz bottle 10/3/09 (Sams Wine & Spirits)-Pours a dark ruby brown with a small tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt and caramel. Taste of chocolate, fruits, hops, and some spices. This medium bodied mouthful is very easy to drink and well balanced. A pleasant surprise.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (529) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Pours a dark ruby. Light, roasted malt aroma. Flavours are nutty, some raisin, caramel malt. Good sweet-bitter balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1086) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11492) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
Tasty, drinkable bottle obtained recently from Premiere Gourmet. Pours reddish brown with spicey nose. Nicely integrated spiciness, though not thick mouthfeel, caramel makes it a breeze to drink. Reports in nicely with its a.b.v. you can still function. Satisfying aftertaste. A bit of ginger and cinammon.Bee-aye #3600.


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