Wildflower Ambrosia: Gentian9355518000747
REGION: Marrickville, NSW
SIZE: 750ml / ABV: 5.9%
"The second cuvee in an ongoing series of beers taking inspiration from the herbs, fruits and spices used in aperitifs and digestifs. This straight gentian version wholly exposes and celebrates the intense, clean bitterness of gentian root in conjunction with the aromatics of wormwood.
Floral, pollen like herbaceousness, earthy spices and creamy raw nuts on the nose… vinous citrus, sweet fruits and spicy oak harmonise in the background. Earthy and grassy palate, brown spices and flavours of ginger and sweet citrus running through the core. The unmistakable gentian derived bitterness comes racing though invoking flavours and impressions of negronis and amaro. It’s firm… but balanced. The aroma invokes a childhood memory for Luke watching his dad play polocrosse and wearing daisy chains made from cape weed flowers." - Topher
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.