A smaller, three barrel blend with a savoury and complex nose. Bretty and vinous elements balanced by warm lemon marmalade notes. The palate is familiar with a nice integration of Wildflower citrus character, soft oak and creamy acidity. With over 8 months in bottle before release, this is a more aged expression of our beer, reminiscent of Blend #20.
Gold is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Blend #22 is a blend of three barrels - 1724 (9 month old Gold), 1744 (13 month old Gold) and 1777 (8 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 4 April 2019 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 35 weeks. At bottling it was 5.0% ABV, 25 IBU and 1.2°P (FG= 1.004 SG).
Like all our beers, Gold Blend #22 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).