The legend of Nosferatu began with a German silent horror film in 1922. It was basically an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s, Dracula. Legal battles between the filmmaker and the heirs of the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, resulted in most copies of the film being destroyed for copyright infringement. It seems when thing like this happen, legends are born.
I had actually heard about a beer sharing the same name of the film as being something of a legend, so I could not wait to try it out. Accordingly, the next beer I found myself grabbing from the fridge of treasures from Great Lakes was Nosferatu IRA (8% abv).
It poured opaque, rich amber, with loose white head on top. The aromas were fruity and perfumy. It was a little sugary, accompanied by some dark fruits. It tasted rich and slightly tart, with sweetness and only a touch of malt. The middle was medium-bodied and lightly-carbonated, with a little hoppy bitterness. The finish was fruity and smooth.
I’m not sure about the legend, but I will take this beer whenever I can find it.