Field Work: Rosella Wheat
- Field Work: Rosella Wheat aims to highlight the characteristics a single, unique varietal of wheat brings to our beer. By brewing our ‘Gold’ recipe yet replacing our usual red wheat varietal with ‘Rosella’ wheat, a soft wheat with a honeylike flavour when baked. This beer was fermented with our house culture containing a diversity of yeasts and bacteria collected from native flowers from NSW then transferred into ex-wine oak barrels for 15 months maturation before being blended and bottled where it rested for conditioning and natural carbonation until release.
- Engaging nose, herbal dark spices, lifted honeyed orange citrus and sweet stone fruits.
Soft buttery oak and lemon citrus add fine complexity. Palate is forward and compact. There’s a breadth and weight upfront that’s earthy and grainy. Spiced pineapple, apricot, pear and citrus combine with a strong spiced biscuit savouriness. Oak shows its hand on the finish. Compact with mild acidity.