You may have seen this beer sitting on the shelves at private liquor stores. It comes auspiciously wrapped in a paper label, decked out in festive colours and shrouded in mystery. It is Hoyne Brewing Companies Gratitude, a Winter Warmer from the Victoria based brewery.
When you unwrap your new brown bottled friend you are greeted by a very wordy label. It extolls the virtues of others and demonstrates things that we should all be thankful for. Thankfully for me BeerMeBC posted a picture of the label on their blog, if you want to see it in full detail follow the link.
Appearance; Clear deep amber beer with a thin tan/off white head
Aroma; Big malts and vanilla notes with hints of caramel, all spice and cloves.
Taste; Sweet vanilla, very smooth. Only a latent booze burn once it reaches your stomach. Flavours of salt taffy and holiday spices, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg. Extremely smooth and very enjoyable.
Leapbeer #354 is Gratitude Winter Warmer by Hoyne
Brewery: Hoyne Brewing Company of Victoria BC
Size/ABV: 650ml Bottle/9.0% ABV
Availability: Select Private Liquor Stores
Purchased: The Bridge Liquor Store in Oyster River (Campbell River)
Other Reviews: Ian Lloyd (@left4beer), Rate Beer
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