By James Atkinson

Released this week, the 2012 vintage of Crown Ambassador is once again limited to 7000 individually-numbered 750ml bottles.

Head brewer Tully Hadley blended three different brews to create the new Ambassador: a rich oaky component that had matured for four months in brand new oak, a toasty component that had rested in seasoned oak barrels and a rich and malty component, with far more aromatic hop character, that had been resting in traditional tanks. 

"This year the extra oak component is really quite evident as we had twice the number of barrels we did in 2011 – the result is an even more complex, mouthfilling, rich beer that also finishes crisp and dry. It's an incredible beer by any measure," Hadley said.

The 2012 Crown Ambassador will be available at selected retailers, restaurants and bars for a limited time only from November 5.

The RRP is $99.99 per 750ml bottle.

The Shout Team

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