Wildflower Amber Blend #37 will be available online and for take-away/collection from 12pm (Sydney time) on Friday 2 December 2022.
Amber is blended, barrel aged mixed culture ale which is well cellared, rounded, malt-accentuated. We select and blend well developed barrels for a beer with a desired malt forward and matched acidic character. The slightly heavier characteristics of this beer make a fantastic complement to food and offer a variety of flavours to both compare and contrast in pairing.
Amber Blend #37 is a blend of five barrels - 1713 (17 month old Amber), 1737 (21 month old Amber), 1830 (11 month old Amber), 1745 (6 month old Amber) and 2016 (20 month old Amber).
"A real dark, cocoa coloured Amber blend. Lots of bready yeast character and roasty, earthy malt on the nose. Biscuity malt up front, met with a sparkling acidity on the back palate akin to a sour cola lolly. Super rich and savoury." - Meesh.
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, Organic Motueka (NZ) and Saaz (CZ) hops. Finally, it was fermented with our house culture of foraged wild yeast and naturally occurring souring bacteria native to New South Wales. It was bottled on 7 April 2022 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 34 weeks. At bottling it was 6.0% ABV, 18 IBU and 1.8°P (FG = 1.007 SG).
Like all our beers, Amber Blend #37 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).