Twelve Days | Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.

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134 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
hooknortonbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.21%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a clear brown with ruby tinges and a medium,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,cherry,strawberry,plum,blueberries,spicy,cream
T:
-spicy,caramel,bready,strawberries,nutty,coffee
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
This was great.

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Photo of igl
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown and cloudy. No visible carbonation, light rusty tinge and topped with a half finger of beige head.

Toffee, slight coffee note.

Toffee, coffee, then a sort of mixed spice note. I get a metallic taste, along with the mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, banana and tar. Coffee and burnt notes on the finish.

Medium body, little carbonation, smooth but tannic finish.

Got this at Villa Market in Bangkok, dragged it on my epic journey to Harbin, then back to Chiang Mai where I am drinking it Dec 30th, 2015. Been waiting almost 6 months to have this around Christmas. Great label, really fine brew.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep mahogany; tint of red when held up to light. Only a little head. Not a big nose; malt, some very light UK hops, and vague roasty flavors. However, the taste is very big; lots of burnt caramel, coffee bitterness, sweet malts, and dried fruits. What a pleasant surprise. Medium-to-thick mouthfeel and some bitterness on the finish. Overall, a really good English strong ale...better than most others I've had. Tastes much,much bigger than 5.5%.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant dark brown under a 1” light tan foam collar that quickly dissipates but leaves good lace. S: rich roast malt aromas, nuts, spice and some eaerthiness
T: This is a malt driven beer that starts with a little chocolate, biscuit and nuttiness with traces of toffee and dark dried fruit. Lightly hopped with an earthy bitterness.
F: Moderate carbonation but very fine bubbles give it a soft creaminess.
O: A very drinkable Christmas beer.

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Photo of Melvintrude
4.79/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best of the Xmas ales. Full Christmas pudding flavours but nothing forced or artificial. Sometimes seasonally available on tap in my area, a treat not to be missed

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vanderSchorpioen
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of killcore
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of diablo14
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of k3ve
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Sl1p
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Aliciakt
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Jamestregenza
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dogin26
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is almost like a nut brown ale but a brown ale but also like a light dark beer. Its like trying to understand a beer after 8 tequila shots and 10 previous beers,

Simple poor with a fading head. Colour is see through but still dark

Instant coffee and chocolate waft. some freshly ground bean and crisp toffee

Coffee and chocolate are the dominant but nice features. Some dribbles on vanilla and young bean.

Simple but refreshing mouth feel. A nice lighter styled dark/brown beer with enjoyable features

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Photo of pknyc
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Chemister
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of KrisBeerndt
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Twelve Days from Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
3.85 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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