Hoyne Brewing Co. – Gratitude Winter Warmer Review
The Gratitude Winter Warmer is special; it is so special that it comes gift wrapped for the holiday season. Once through the shell of packaging, the bottle’s label is covered with inspirational words to get you through family in this time of giving. Really though, beer itself is best used to escape the stresses of the holidays. This beer pours a mildly opaque, amber brown colour with a finger and a half of thick and creamy head. The smell is actually quite mild given the 9% rating on this beer. Toasted vanilla notes join the malted nature of this ale, foreshadowing a smooth and warming, but mild winter flavour. The taste is very smooth. Vanilla notes hit the tongue in a slippery and intense flavour explosion. A touch of nutmeg and allspice join in a festively spiced but not over-the-top flavour portfolio. I would not peg this at 9% from the flavour as it tastes of an ale of a much lesser alcohol content. It is a great winter seasonal beer and if you see it, grab a bottle before it sells out!
Alcohol – 9.0%
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $8.75 (Cold Beer and Wine)
This beer is very hard to find
And you are probably wondering what that mighty Gratitude Winter Warmer’s label has to say. Well… Have a read for yourself.For people – For people whoa re naturally given to generosity, no matter their means. For industrious people who build things great and small and take pride in accomplishment. For people who try to do their best, but cannot. For people who only half believe their own stories. For people who are steeled inside the cage of adversity, but still sing. For people who laugh with ease and abandon. For scientists and poets who drill through mountains to get at the truth. For good neighbors, good samaritans, strangers who show kindness. For people who, despite the odds, cling to hope that things will somehow get better. For people who, like Houdini, are always escaping. For people who grow, produce and sell our food, for keeping us nourished and alive, every day. For people who relish , slowly, a beautiful meal. For people, of all ways, who carry themselves with grace and humility. For musical people, who bring us the mysterious beauty of another language. For artists who shrug with indifference at being labeled ‘artist’. For people who listen slowly, with empathy. For people with an unrelenting intellect. For people who carry the banner of a great cause, regardless of the weight. For astronauts, for confirming our isolation and fragility, and thus our need for peace and sustainability. For people who ride bicycles, and thus stay forever young. For people immersed in the science and art of healing. For people who alloy their might with temperance and compassion. For savants and mystics who defy comprehension. For people who, like Clark Kent, disguise their inner greatness. For people who articulate with stunning clarity, their purpose. For people who streak their hair, dress differently, wrap themselves in strangely lovely things. For people who struggle with the enormity of the universe and the idea of infinity.For people who capture and synthesize our gentle suffering into song. For rumpled people, weathered people, people creased by time and circumstance. For people determined to get by, each and every day. For exquisite people, people who glide with poise and style. For frail people, with stories that reach back to a time nearly forgotten. For people who tear great holes in the very fabric of our strongly woven beliefs. For damaged people, who sho us what it means to be whole. For people happily caught in love’s sticky web. For people who cannot buy religion but talk to god daily. For people who children love to talk to. For gifted people who write, paint or sing, not because they can but because they must. For people who shine from within. For the Kings fool, who delicately tucks great truths behind his curtain of laughter and antics. For people who see angels and never tell a soul. For people.