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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2007
The pour is a somewhat hazy reddish brown with a modest light tan creamy head that fails quickly leaving a velum like coating of lace. Nose has a sweet rich malt aroma, caramel, and a bit of hops, spicy and pleasant. Front is quite sweet, decently malted, with a touch of the bittering hops at the back, moderate in feel. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops delectable in their spiciness, sweet and dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, a quite nice beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rebelred (12) - cork, IRELAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle pours dark ruby with sweet malty caramel toast nutty taste. Nice medium body with low hop profile . Earthy yeast profile .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11963) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is vanilla, toffee, nutty, taste is sweet, caramel, red fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4378) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle from real ale store, Newark. Deep ruby colour with a thick foamy white head. Stewed fruit and plum aroma. Light fruity taste. Smooth rich body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4363) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2016
Pours deep brown with low light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, light toffee. Taste is sweet, nuts and toffee, followed by a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samjdix (42) - - DEC 11, 2016
Lovely stuff. Strong and fruity and very drinkable. Ideal for Christmas day Id say.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (900) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2016
Appearance is very dark brown, a bit hazy, a thick half-finger beige head which lasts well. Looks good. Aroma- nutty, brown bread, treacle, dark malts, creamy malt, hop hints. Taste- smooth nutty malt, roast nuts, toffee, dark fruits, raisin, malt loaf, brown bread. Rich fruitcake. Smooth and slightly sticky mouthfeel with some bitter hops in the finish. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simontomlinson (154) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Creamy & frothy white head stayed on a very dark brown still body. Dark fruit, plum aroma Thick body, very creamy & smooth Malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, spicy, plum & raisin.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Michael27 (1426) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Hndlerlieferung). Klares Braun mit mchtiger Schaumkrone. Ordentlich gebraut.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (703) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Butelka 500 ml. Ciemnobrunatne w kolorze. Piana mala lekko palona o kremowej konsystencji. W aromacie palone slody karmel kawa i razowe pieczywo. Karbonacja mala. Piwo dopiero po lekkim ogrzaniu zaczelo uwalniac wszystkie smaki. Duzo tutaj palonych slodow. ziarnistego posmaku .melasy. kawy karmelu. lukrecji i raxowego pieczywa. Dobre

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
26-Nov-11 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 23-Dec-07 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA)
You never know for sure how a beer will cellar, and I was worried I let this one go too long, but after one sip, those concerns are dashed. This is a very malty beer, toasty, caramely, nutty, and earthy with a pleasant smokiness to the malt. The nose is equally malty and earthy, with aromas of brown toast, roasted nuts, toffee, caramel, fallen leaves, and decayed logs. Medium-full in weight, light-medium in carbonation, and reasonably dry on the palate for such a malty beer. Clear, ruddy brown body is capped by a thin, light-tan head that settles quickly to a thin ring, leaving no lacing to speak of. Very nice to drink, enjoyable, a repeatable purchase.


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