Collection of Wychwood continued.
Today Firecatcher – playing with fire.
Firecatcher is a graphical exception in the offer of Wychwood Brewery.
Instead of the image of a fantastic character we have … well, nothing interesting. Stylized inscription with the name of beer and in the background orange quasi-fire.
Oh, no showing off a designers from Wychwood. A can be much more interesting.
For unknown reasons, the brewery has not used the image of a young man from the project by Kristian Jennings, author of many other projects for Wychwood.
By the way, I recommend look on the website of this capable artist and see his other works.
The project to Firecatcher can be found at: http://www.kristianjennings.co.uk/#/fircatcher/
Another interesting feature on the label is the inscription ‘Eagle Maltings‘, the reference to the historical name of the brewery (more on that I wrote in the post about Hobgoblin).
As far as the beer itself, then we are dealing with a 3.5-percent Golden Ale (referred to also as Blonde Ale).
It used the malts: pale ale and wheat.
As for the hopping is for brewing Firecatcher used were the same varieties as in the case of Gold Hobgoblin: Pilgrim, Summit, Nelson Sauvin i Citra.
Does this mean that both of these beers taste the same?
As soon I shall see. I begin to test.
Name: Firecatcher (alc. 3,5% vol.)
Brewery: Wychwood Brewery (Witney, Oxfordshire, England)
|Colour light golden, straw.
Head not high white, quickly falls, stay with us only its remnants.
|The smell very nice: malt, caramel, slightly honey, hops, citrus.|
|The taste of beer is citrus, hops, besides present fruit and floral notes.
Bitterness medium, hoppy–herbal.
Saturation seems small, but still bubbles nip the tongue.
Firecatcher is the beer light, refreshing.
Nice citrus smell and taste with medium, but crispy bitterness.
Is a bit like Gold Hobgoblin, but it is less intense in flavor.