Good as Gold is a 50/50 blend of barrel aged Gold with fresh Gold that has just completed primary fermentation.
Good as Gold Blend #3 opens with clean aromatics of citrus, white pepper and more yeast-driven smells. A soft pillow-grainy-creaminess ties them all up. The palate shows it’s youthful side. Orange citrus flows to a bright yet rounded wheat driven mid palate before finishing with deliciously crisp sherberty acidity.
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 November 29 2018 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 19 weeks. At bottling it was 5.0% ABV, 25 IBU and 1.0°P (FG= 1.004 SG).
Like all our beers, Good as Gold Blend #3 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).