Wildflower Amber Blend #34 will be available online and for take-away/collection from 12pm (Sydney time) on Friday 4 February 2022.
Amber is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Amber Blend #34 is a blend of four barrels - 1720 (5 month old Amber), 1745 (13 month old Amber), 1748 (16 month old Amber) and 1913 (11 month old Amber).
Blend #34 is a tidy four barrel blend. Opening aromas of chocolaty bread, sweet char, sweet red fruits, salted caramel and oak. Intense, warm and comforting nose. The palate is light but with wonderful depth and richness... flavours of cherry, hazelnut, raisins, macadamia and toffee. It’s powerful but restrained, great length and a beautiful nutty finish.
The base beer is brewed entirely with certified organic cereals from Chris and Sam Greenwood's farm in Coleambally NSW. Organic raw Red wheat with Organic Schooner barley malted to Munich, Vienna and chocolate roasts by Voyager Craft Malt. It is made with filtered Sydney water and Saaz (CZ) hops. Finally, it was fermented with our house culture: brewers yeast, foraged wild yeast and naturally occurring souring bacteria native to New South Wales. It was bottled on 22 September 2021 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 19 weeks. At bottling it was 6.0% ABV, 18 IBU and 2.1°P (FG = 1.009 SG).
Like all our beers, Amber Blend #34 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).