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


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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (579) - Sydney, - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. BB Mar 2013. Pours opaque, amber brown with average off white creamy head and decent lace. Aromas of nuts, pitted fruits, currants, toffee and toast. Sickly sweet almost with a light floral hop character. Medium body, medium carbonation. Chewy toffee complex body - nutty malt, a touch chalky with a sweetness balanced with certain bitterness lingering right through the semi sweet satisfying finish. Mineral like yeast character lingering.

jjsint (3492) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle as a gift. Mid- to dark brown, translucent with lots of visible carbonation but very little head. Chocolate and oak aroma with a touch of vanilla. Bittersweet taste, slightly metallic. Finish is more bitter with horehound notes in the aftertaste. Watery body. Competent but not overly impressive.

rebelred (15) - 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 .

Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is vanilla, toffee, nutty, taste is sweet, caramel, red fruits.

Mr_Pink_152 (5541) - 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.

Ktwse (5455) - 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.

samjdix (65) - - DEC 11, 2016
Lovely stuff. Strong and fruity and very drinkable. Ideal for Christmas day I’d say.

hohops (1093) - 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.

simontomlinson (582) - 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.

Michael27 (2357) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Klares Braun mit mächtiger Schaumkrone. Ordentlich gebraut.

MarcinG (1003) - 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

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