Wildflower Besk Bitter9355518000976
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 4.8%
Ale made with native-WA sandalwood, NSW-grown whole cone Fuggle hops, gentian root, wormwood and all organic NSW-grown grains. Brewed in collaboration with Besk Bar & Bottleshop, West Leederville, WA.
Tasting notes by Meesh: There is an earthy, woody richness on the nose, balanced with some sweet malt and lemon zest. Initially the palate is soft and full of citrus but it then smacks with a pleasant grippy, lingering botanical bitterness. Bone dry, textural and well suited to a hot dry day over in West Leederville.
It's difficult to overstate the impact of Wildflower since its inception only a few years ago in 2017. Hailing from Texas, Topher Boehm has an impressive resume - from Brasserie Thiriez to Jester King to his background in astrophysics - not to mention his unique house yeast. Cultivated from foraged wildflowers native to NSW, think wattle blossoms and banksia, blended with a Belgian saison strain, creating something truly individual which speaks of place. Topher even sprayed the entire brewery with inoculated wort when he moved in, just to make sure everything was literally covered in the house culture.