I got a beer in the mail the other day, unfortunately too late for me to review it for Halloween. It was particularly appropriate, as it is a bottle of Croglin Vampire, a doppelbock from Cumbrian Legendary Ales in the Lake District.
The brewery mainly delivers cask ales close to home, but this particular beer was bottled, though it seems it’s only distributed in Cumbria. Except one review sample which found its way across the North Sea.
A German rather than an English beer style, this is hardly true to type. Loads of sweet malt, but very fruity and aromatic. Plums, raisins, cherries, a hint of tobacco. Dry, slightly sour finish, long complex aftertaste.
If you have more beers like this, please keep them coming!