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

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1898) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: darkbrown, off-white head Aroma: dark fruits, nutmeg, orange.. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, smooth carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
Dark with quite a mixed bag of flavours and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Could drink a couple

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1863) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Sweet malt fruit cheery aroma. Rich malt fruity flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Pours dark drown w/ a tall lasting froth. Superb lacing. Aromas of mocha and mild darkfruits. Medium nectar w/ relaxed effers that create a rich, truely creamy texture. A dry brew w/ a mild roast upon fields of mocha, dates, cherry skins, molases, coffee bean, roasted chestnuts. There is a rather defined bittering component that sets up shop early and works into the wee hours. The finish is long and flavorfull w/ perfect bittering. This brew is full flavored and very English in nature.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
From Bernies, Shirley, West Mids. A fine rich dark ruby brew. Classic Hook Norton flavour, balanced to perfection, bitter on the back of the throat, malty licquorice and fruit cake on the tongue. A cracking winter beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle. Body-almost opaque brown with a thick ring of bubbles. Nose-wet cardboard, muted hops, strong malt backbone, almost corny/husky, a really good balance of sweet/husk/hops, cereal, good clean taste. Very good beer that just screams ENGLISH.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1762) - Bod, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a clear reddish brown colour with a small beige head. Careful aroma of some wood, leather, malt, rye bread, dried fruit and hint of chocolate. More pronounced flavour of the same but with a fruityness that feels a bit belgian. Nice. Has a slick mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. A balanced and good Christmas ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(2004 edit.)Totally filtered, but strangely dark, golden brown, in the deepest shade. Short lasting head, beige. Big malted aroma, with notes of apple and hazelnuts.Full and bitterroasted taste, pearly carbo, witch carries the beer good. The harsh bitterness in the finish helps the mere 5,5% to feel so much bigger.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
Nose Is chocolate, dark, sweet, heavy malt, cereal, feel is watery, carb Is mediumlow, taste Is medium burnt malt, cane sugar, rye notes, weak oak, sour tobacco notes, medium bitter hops finish

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1697) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2013
BB 06Feb14. Poured a mahogany red brown colour with a thin light tan bubbly head that diminished quickly to a line of bubbles. Poor lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma delightfully of chocolate but with under-lying alcohol. Taste of malt sweetness followed by a nice mild tasty hops bitterness that was not over-bearing. Medium body. Smooth finish. Quite OK.


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