Wildflower AmberWildflower Brewing & Blending
Style: Australian Wild Ale
Amber is a well cellared, rounded, malt-accentuated Australian wild ale. Our traditional recipe calls for an extended boil which caramelises rustic pale grains in order to develop a copper colour and malt sweetness. Light levels of hopping balance with the toasty characters in an extended cooler fermentation with our house culture. Following fermentation, we rack Amber into French oak barrels to further develop a smooth palate and express funky, tart characteristics from our indigenous yeast. We select and blend well evolved barrels for a desired malt forward with subtle acidic character. The slightly heavier characteristics of this beer make a fantastic complement to food and offer a variety of flavours to both compare and contrast in pairing.
This blend has a pleasant clove, cola, sarsaparilla nose. The palate is full of concentrated red fruits and dried grapes. Overall a nice integration of fruit and bready savouriness with a moreish fruity finish.
Amber is a blended, barrel aged Australian Wild Ale. Blend #21 is a blend of four barrels. 1710 (5 month old Amber), 1754 (11 month old Amber), 1808 (10 month old Amber) and 1815 (9 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 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 January 31 2019 and naturally conditioned through refermentation for 26 weeks. At bottling it was 6.0% ABV, 18 IBU and 1.8°P (FG= 1.006 SG).