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12 Beers of X-Mas: Hook Norton Twelve Days

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Hook Norton Twelve DaysFrom the steam-powered Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire comes Twelve Days. At 5.5% alcohol this is a relatively weak English Christmas ale.

Twelve Days pours a dark ruddy brown. The head is a creamy tan, but the low level of carbonation makes it timid. A stale cidery aroma is all I can smell, almost like an old barrel. The flavor is somewhat sweet and significantly cidery as well. A bit of caramel malt comes through, and a hint of hops. This beer doesn’t seem like it travelled very well.

-Hook Norton Twelve Days

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