Northumberland Brewery Dracula’s Soup (England: ESB :4.5%)

Visual: Dark cherry red with a dusting of an off white head.

Nose: Heather, glucose, hops and bitter touches.

Body: A thin front then rich cherries and a slight sour edge. Slick, bitter hidden in the depths along with burnt qualities. Mashed cherries.

Finish: Definite black cherry. Dry wood and bitter. Sweet at the very end with cream at the back.

Conclusion: A nice sour cherry tasting beer, not hugely complex but some decent bitterness helps balance it out. Great sourness.

A worthy pint and works much better than other cherry influenced beers as it keeps the harsher elements to offset the main taste.

Not too fancy but does go down a treat, have a few and enjoy.