Good as Gold is a 50/50 blend of barrel aged Gold with fresh Gold that has just completed primary fermentation. This blend is composed of barrels 1719 (14 month old Gold) and 1849 (12 month old Gold) equally blended with the 45th batch of Gold we brewed on 14 August 2019.
Good as Gold Blend #5 has minerally aromas with soft citrus and sweet nectarines. Lively and bright on the palate. Sweet wheat flavours of vanilla dough combined with classic cardamom and earthy spice flavours. Greater body and length than previous blends.
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 September 12 2019 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 12 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 #5 is best enjoyed when decanted off a settled natural yeast sediment at cellar temperatures (10-12°C).