Brewery: Wildflower Brewing & Blending
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2020 vintage. 4300 bottles. Australian Wild Ale
Brewer Description: (from bottle) St Thomas is an Australian Wild Ale refermented with cherries. It is named for Chris and his wife’s first son. Saint Thomas Aquinas was an immensely influential 13th century philosopher and theologian. In 2020, this beer was made from amber mixed fermentation, barrel aged beer and 800kg of fresh, tree ripened Morello cherries hand picked from Thornbrook Orchard in Orange, NSW.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9
Intro: A 375ml bottle, 2020 vintage, packaged in May 2020, with a best before date of May 2025. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy deep red colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin cap, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and lightly tart cherries, sweet apple, oak, with some light funky notes.
Taste: Sweet cherries, with some tart and sour notes, oak, funky, leather, and a touch of bandaid.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wildflower continues to impress me, and this wild ale was no different. Enjoyable and easy to drink.