Wildflower Gold Blend #33 will be available online and for take-away/collection from 12pm (Sydney time) on Friday 1 October.
Gold is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Gold Blend #33 is a blend of 5 barrels, 1738 (16 month old Gold), 1741 (17 month old Gold), 1763 (15 month old Gold), 1765 (6 month old Gold) and 1812 (10 month old Gold).
A sweet sherbety nose of citrus blossom and pithy zest. Mild spice and oak notes ebb and flow amongst the citrus. Lovely palate, citrus forward but with spice and oak in a way that gives the palate weight, texture and length. Grapefruit, light vanilla and a touch of funk persist.
The base beer is brewed entirely with Organic cereals from Chris and Sam Greenwood's farm in Coleambally NSW. Organic raw Red wheat with Organic Schooner barley malted to a pale roast by Voyager Craft Malt. It is made with filtered Sydney water and Motueka (NZ) 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 24 March 2021 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 6 months. At bottling it was 5.0% ABV, 25 IBU and 1°P (FG = 1.004 SG).
Like all our beers, Gold Blend #33 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).