Gold Blend #16 has an expressive nose of sweet citrus, prominent brown spices and classic Wildflower funkiness. Hints of perfume and sweet herbs. The palate starts with citrus zest and spice that moves into a back palate of savoury bretty funk and pithiness. A strong and complex Gold blend.
Gold is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Blend #16 is a blend of five barrels. 1605 (8 month old Gold), 1701 (11 month old Gold), 1703 (7 month old Gold), 1722 (5 month old Gold) and 1724 (7 month old Gold).
The base beer is brewed entirely with New South Wales cereals: Single Origin (S.O.) Moree, NSW grown Gairdner ale malt and North Star, NSW grown Spitfire S.O. raw wheat thanks to Provenance 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 June 13 2018 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 16 weeks. At bottling it was 5.0% ABV, 25 IBU and 0.5°P (FG= 1.002 SG).
Like all our beers, Gold Blend #16 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).