A ghoulishly dark ale named Treacle Treatbeer has been brewed in Devizes by Wadworth ready for Halloween.

Andy Weaver, head brewer at Wadworth, comments: “The addition of treacle syrup makes this one of the sweetest and most distinctive tasting Wadworth beers to date. As a result, we see Treacle Treat appealing to new and emerging dark ale drinkers as well as the enthusiasts.

"With an ABV of 4.2 per cent and brewed using Target hops, Pale Ale, Crystal, Brown and Black malts. Black treacle has long been associated with the celebration of Halloween and so Wadworth has sweetened this autumn ale with treacle syrup, along with liquorice root."

Treacle Treat is available in all Wadworth pubs throughout October and in bottles, from the Wadworth online shop and visitor centre, from Monday priced at £2.10.

The eye-catching pump clip and bottle packaging is likely to grab the attention of customers, with artwork inspired by famous Mexican holiday Day Of The Dead.