Wildflower Gold Blend #40 will be available online and for tasting and take-away/collection at our cellar door from 12pm (AEST) on Friday 7 July 2023.
Gold is a soft, balanced barrel aged ale wholly fermented by a diversity of yeasts and bacteria collected from native flowers from NSW. Gold Blend #40 is comprised of six barrels, combining elements aged 11, 12, 14, 18, 26 and 27 months, and spent over 9 months conditioning in bottle. If you were going to wash a cheese with a beer... This blend has vibrancy and energy with a great acidity that really keeps the vinous flavours in balance.
Luke's tasting notes - Vinous forward nose, citrus fruits and vanillin oak leap from the glass. The citrus is bright yet has a marmalade like depth and richness. Toasty, funky and full of brown dusty spices. Rich intense palate. Incredibly integrated and balanced by a vibrant citrus acidity. Sweet orange citrus, spice and toasted grains are entwined with firm oak creating a long and dynamic palate.
The base beer is brewed entirely with regenerative certified 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 Organic Motueka (NZ) and Saaz (CZ) hops. Finally, it was fermented with our house culture: foraged wild yeast and naturally occurring souring bacteria native to New South Wales. It was bottled on 2 September 2022 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 10 months. At bottling it was 5.0% ABV, 25 IBU and 1°P (FG = 1.004 SG).
Like all our beers, Gold Blend #40 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).