We are excited to announce that Wildflower Amber Blend #25 will be available online at 2pm (Sydney time) on Friday 20 March 2020. As explained in the blog post about the current amended cellar door operations, there is now a "Collect at Wildflower" option on the website as well as the usual shipping options.
This blend is yum. Sweet fruity and floral notes on the nose with warm chocolate cake and rich spices. Toasted bread and caramel on the fringes. Palate is gorgeous. Toasty and woody up front before a sweet cherry mid palate with rich vinous notes to create wonderful intensity and length. Finishing with gentle oak and hints of hazelnut. Very like Blend #23. Very very tasty.
Amber is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Amber Blend #25 is a blend of four barrels - 1763 (11 month old Amber), 1778 (13 month old Amber), 1808 (9 month old Amber) and 1843 (15 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 NSW 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 13 Nov 2019 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 18 weeks. At bottling it was 6.0% ABV, 18 IBU and 1.4°P (FG = 1.006 SG).
Like all our beers, Amber Blend #25 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).