Wadworth's Treacle Treat looks like my kind of beer! It's a deep mahogany red/brown colour with a tight but small beige head.
It scores full marks for aroma with mouthwatering smells of treacle (naturally), burnt caramel, sweet molasses, dark fruit and malt. I couldn't wait to dive in but unfortunately the mouthwatering aromas weren't replicated in the taste. It has a flavour of caramel, burnt toffee and slight citrus bitterness but I couldn't detect any treacle at all. It was so disappointing that it didn't quite live up to, not only my expectation, but its very name.
Watery and thin-bodied, it has average carbonation and the bitterness even tasted kind of soapy. Although by no means a bad beer, it was very disappointing based on what I expected it to be. It's definitely a Halloween beer and I think I've been tricked as I definitely wasn't treated to any treacle 😢.
Brewed by Wadworth, Wiltshire
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