Wildflower X Jester King ‘Nothing Fancy’ BA Australian Wild Ale


87392873_1312294885621320_4928862515649052672_o“This is a very pretty beer. It shares the best parts of the WF and JK cultures with a meld of citrus and stonefruit that carries from the nose directly to the palate. Luke, Boots and I shared this beer after a warm, busy day of cellar work at the brewery and it was just about as perfect as it can get, immensely refreshing, subtle funky complexity and very high drinkability. I’m really proud to put our name on this beer.”

Glassware: Stemmed Tulip.

Appearance: Pale gold with a mild haze. Very minimal head with the little amount retreating to the rim. Patchy spots of lace as we go.

Aroma: Crisp, fruity and showing subtle yet gorgeous barrel character. Bright notes of dragon fruit and peach, lime, lemon sherbet, lacto funk, citric acidity, vanilla and cheese cave. Kind of has that musty old sweaty sock thing going on. Absolutely on point aroma. Perfectly balanced too. Superb.

Flavour: Good transition from the nose – again, bright and crisp flavours of zesty citrus (lemon and lime), peach, dragon fruit, passion fruit and subtle tropical fruit. Nice tempered sourness…gentle acidity with some sweaty funk, farmyard and wheat. Keeps nice and dry as it rolls in to a snappy finish full of zesty citrus and soft barrel musty-ness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp (apologies for sounding like a broken record with this word), light on and perfectly carbonated. 5% ABV…again, spot on. Mild-moderate acidity. Sour drinking at its finest.

Overall: We’ve pretty much summed it up already. This collaboration with JK is simply flawless. Wouldn’t mind seeing a bit more aggressive sourness but that’s a personal preference plus Wildflower’s base Golden Sour is meant to be more entry level anyway. Brilliant drop.