Amber Blend #15 has a complex nose of woodsmoke, coffee and chocolate cake with a familiar Amber earthiness. This blend's rich and weighty palate shows notes of roasted chocolate, toasted bread and caramel. Overtones of red fruits provide a fitting accompaniment to the acid line throughout.
Amber is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Blend #15 is a blend of five barrels. 1713 (6 month old Amber), 1720 (4 month old Amber), 1737 (7 month old Amber), 1755 (10 month old Amber) and 1768 (8 month old Amber).
The base beer is brewed entirely with New South Wales cereals: Single Origin (S.O.) Barrellan, NSW grown Schooner Munich malt, Binya, NSW grown S.O. LaTrobe Vienna malt and Riverina grown chocolate malt from Voyager Craft Malt, as well as Moree, NSW grown Gairdner ale malt thanks to Provenance 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 May 19 2018 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 15 weeks. At bottling it was 6.0% ABV, 18 IBU and 1.7°P (FG= 1.006 SG).
Like all our beers, Amber Blend #15 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).