Beer Hook Norton, "Twelve Days", 500 ml
Beer deep mahogany.
Rounded taste of beer, warm, warming, balanced, moderately sweet, with notes of rum, malt, nuts, toast, butter, dried fruit, good hop bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.
The aroma of beer is dominated by notes of nuts, earth, toast, chocolate shades figs, prunes, raisins, cakes.
Beer goes well with curry dishes, cheeses, meat, grilled, pork, salmon, roast bird.
"Twelve Days" - a line of winter beers, seasonal ale brewery Hook Norton. This strong beer has a well-balanced taste with a strong malty and nutty notes, as well as the hop bitterness, which is particularly felt in the aftertaste. The name of the beer, apparently alluding to the Christmas period, when you can fearlessly taste beer, warming them in the long winter evenings. The label beer shows partridge in a pear tree, also suggestive of Christmas.
In 1849, John Harris moved to the town of Hook Norton in Oxfordshire, where he bought a farm of 52 hectares with a malt house, and was engaged in selling malt. Brew beer for sale Harris began only in 1856. Three years later, Hook Norton Brewery purchased a pub, in 1869 - the building closed down brewery Brewery Lane, by 1907 the brewery had already 14 houses and 4 beer, and now Hook Norton complex consists of 44 buildings.
In 1887, after the death of John Harris, plant management took over his nephew Alban Clark, who spent a global reconstruction of buildings of the brewery. By the end of the XIX century on the first floor of a new six-storey building was erected a steam engine, it still works and is one of the last remaining in the country.
Enormous interest in the brewery at the end of the XX century has pushed owners Hook Norton tourist center open to the public. Center hotel is located in Old Malt House, and he Visitors Center was officially opened by Her Royal Highness the UK. At the beginning of the XXI century has seen many changes that affect the beer market. Despite strong economic pressure and closure of many pubs, the demand for regional brewers el to a certain extent been able to reverse the general trend. Trying to keep up with the times and recognizing the need to pay closer attention to the needs of today's beer drinkers, Hook Norton brewery in 2012 restructured its product portfolio and developed a completely new, identical, recognizable label.