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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter.
"A strong, dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones. The finish is lyrically sweet that speaks for its strength. A fine partner to the Cheese Board."

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3.4
Theydon_Bois (21503) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Cask at the Alexandra Arms, Rugby, 16/12/13. Chestnut brown with a good sized light beige covering. Nose is dark fruit, candied orange peel, sugars, fruit loaf, toffee, light spice. Taste comprises cake mix, toffee, raisens, candied oranges, fruit peel. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet finale with a little spice. Decent Xmas beer, actually has some depth to the flavours, not just artifical spice and few spoons more sugar!

3.5
saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2010
Cask at Cockney pub Århus. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, roast malt and hops.

3.7
harrisoni (19556) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. I’ve had this in bottle so wanted to try it on cask. Looks in cracking condition. Very deep ruby colour with lasting beige head. Flavour of rich malt liquorice. It really is rather good. Aroma has some sour dark fruits. Good in mouth. Slightly sweet to balance the sour fruit. Nice hop kick on the finish. Warming English winter beer. Good stuff

3.4
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Amber/brown colored beer with a decent beige head. Chocolate aroma, some nuts, some toffee. Flavor from chocolate and fruits, toffee and again some nutty notes.

3.1
chrisv10 (18735) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Cask. Brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, nuts, caramel, roasted malts, spices and hops.

3.5
MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2004
Cask. Dark brown colour. Stable, white head. Slightly sour aroma. Malty, sweet, slightly roasted flavour. Peppery, bitterish aftertaste.

4.2
imdownthepub (15526) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2003
Hook Norton's Twelve Days is aimed as a winter warmer in the keg but is more generally available in bottle. It has a strong dark malt flavour and is very nutty in character. In the keg it has a fruity, plummy taste, but in the bottle the pasteurisation seems to have reduced its appeal a little. Not high on hops, but there is a fine lingering taste left in the mouth. It would benefit geatly by being bottle conditioned, when I believe it would be a classic. Overall a very enjoyable Christmas ale, this was the 2001 vintage bottling that was tasted.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2009
cask at Cockney Pub. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brownamber nice colur. Modearte malty and light hoppy aroma. Powerfull fruity moderate bitter flavor. Strong nice chocolate notes. Long nice moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very nice.

3.1
mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask at the noon under water Watford. Aroma is sweet nutty caramel and mineral. Flavour is toast, caramel and sweet nuts. Smooth palate with some praline. Riby red amber pour with a steadfast light cream head. Sweet and mineral in the finish. OK.

3.5
Christian (13930) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Dark red with little head. Malty aroma with a bit of fruit. Rich malt and molasses flavour with a little burned caramel and an excellent hop flavour and bitterness.


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