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

bottling
unknown

on tap
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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (10022) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Fine winter ale, full bodied with plenty of sweet fruitiness. It also has pleasant subtle roasted flavours and coffee notes. Very dark brown with a small off-white head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9803) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2010
(bottle) Clear, ruby brown colour with a big and beige foamy head. Toasty malty aroma with earthy notes, caramel and liquorice, accompanied by subtle fruity and herbal spicy hops. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a calm carbonation. Toast-malty, slightly earthy taste with liquorice, a tinge of chocolate and subtle fruity notes in the background; roasty bitter finish with lingering notes of dark chocolate. Very pleasant dark and strong Ale. 10.XII.10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Beautifully detailed malts develop toasted nuts, caramel and fruit jam before salient leafy hop bitterness balances out this pleasant Strong Bitter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam ruby-hued dark brown.
-Malts in this one are multifaceted. I would have loved to find it on cask...
-The hop bitterness is more important than I had expected. That green, leafy finish is enduring. It tends to take away from the beauty of the malts though...
-The mouthfeel is rather lean and carbonation is prickly yet soft.
-Drinkability is pretty high.

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
16.9oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color, thin khaki grayish head. Fades a bit. Some lace. Nice nutty and chocolate nose. Good earthy hops complement the rich aroma well. Mostly bitter taste. Light spice. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Solid british Christmas bitter. Flavorful and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (9498) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Head light brown. Body Dark red. Aroma choccolate, orange. Spicy bitterrness, malty, complex and lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
500 ml bottle. Deep dark brown beer, creamy tan head. Swwet and toasty malts, dried fruit, pear/plums, dried cherry, raspberry and some soft malty molasses. A bit of ginger of light nutty candied flavour. Softly sweet on the finish. Warming brew, perfect for cooler days. Lovely beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9392) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2011
bottle from Bierzwerg. Deep brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Bitter aroma of burnt caramel - interesting. Full-bodied, lots of caramel, chocolate and espresso flavours, with a rather full-bodied maltiness present, also shy hints of honey.Bitter aromatic hops blend in towards thefinish. A delicious Christmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2010
[2647-20091206] 500mL bottle. Little chocolate grainy malt aroma with a little toasted nut. Clear, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet thick toasted malt flavour initially followed by a nuttier slightly bitter finish. Medium-full body. Good, tasty.
(c/o mebden, w/ jerc)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (9186) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Clear dark brown with a fading head with no lacing. Gorgeous aroma of slightly earthy cocoa notes, figs, peaches, vanilla, and a nuttiness not unlike pecans. Taste is fruity and malty, with notes of toffee, raisin, some faint oak with vanilla, and toasted nuttiness with some cocoa on the back end. Smooth, and with a bigger body than its session-able ABV would predict.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (9150) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 1, 2014
500ml bottle. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is rich fruit liqourice hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, light sweet, with a malt strong liqourice bitter weak creamy caramel palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long bitter finish.


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