This blend has a pleasant clove, cola, sarsaparilla nose. The palate is full of concentrated red fruits and dried grapes. Overall a nice integration of fruit and bready savouriness with a moreish fruity finish.
Amber is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Blend #21 is a blend of four barrels. 1710 (5 month old Amber), 1754 (11 month old Amber), 1808 (10 month old Amber) and 1815 (9 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 January 31 2019 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 26 weeks. At bottling it was 6.0% ABV, 18 IBU and 1.8°P (FG= 1.006 SG).
Like all our beers, Amber Blend #21 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).