Gratitude - East End Brewing Company
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Reviews by yinzer:
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Draft, 01/05/07. Kellys
Looking at the goblet of a very cloudy brew that acted as if it was on a Nitro. Lots of tiny bubbles forming a head that slowly dissipated. It looked like something a kin to when I would rack into the secondary with the yeast still in suspension. I really expected a layer of yeast on the bottom of the glass. Also there was a cask conditioned feel. The head didnt give up too much aroma. Some yeast and what seemed to be some Belgian esters. No big hop punch
A very young taste. It reminded me of a strange experience that I had with Hop Devil on Cask. Once I got a glass that actually had some crushed malt in it that was thick and luscious that reminded me of straight Wort. Once again the EE Gratitude was yeasty with simple malts followed by a nice bitter possibly Chinook taste. No big late addition hops or nose present.
Mouthfell was very full with a nice malty feel, but not too much complexity.
Very drinkable, I sucked down my generous goblet in about 15 minutes.
I hope that there will be more reviews while this beer is on tap and so young. Id love to hear what others think. Im looking forward walking a long side this beer as it matures over the years to come.
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4.5 | drinkability: 4
2nd review 11/2007 - Just purchased at the Brewery
The beer is now pouring slighly hazy w/a beautifull copper color. The aroma has opened up from what I remember. A bit more hops. The falvors are still sweet but much more in harmony with the hops. Nice American BW taste, the sweetness that makes it a BW and a nice the hop punch finish.
Serving type: on-tap
01-06-2007 01:52:36 | More by yinzer
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4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Purple waxed bottle.
Appearance: opaque light brown. No head present. It's really nothing outlandish; it's very simple and straight forward.
Smell: Ton of vanilla, dark fruits, and some ripe bananas. Also a touch of oak. Very sweet and inviting.
Taste: Wow, it's so delicious. It starts out really sweet and mellow; some bitterness just gradually comes in but nothing too aggressive. Tasted notes of vanilla, dark fruits and a subtle spiciness. This really is outstanding, it's such a simple barleywine that doesn't over complicate things. But what really blew me away is it's sweetness. It's sweetness was concocted so well yet it's not cloying.
Mouthfeel: very smooth and silky with minimal carbonation
Overall: this is outstanding. It's not a complicated barleywine; instead its simple, sweet, and mellow.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 04:34:05 | More by Benish
4.34/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage, purple wax. Thanks to Matt B for bringing this one over to share. Poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter today, 2/5/2014.
App- Dark brown, hazy, with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing or retention.
Smell- Holy molasses and brown sugar! There is a small citrus (grapefruit, lemons) bite to this but this is mostly the malts here. Which is certainly not a bad thing. Dark fruits, toffee.
Flavour- Citrus, raisins, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, a bit of honey. A bit of alcohol, but in a good way. Very sweet beer for sure. The hops are a bit subdued here.
Mouthfeel- Thick bodied, creamy, on the verge of syrupy. Easy to drink despite the 11% ABV not showing up at all. Aftertaste is a very sweet molasses-type flavour that sticks for a while.
Overall- Tasty American barleywine. Complex with a lot of different sources of sweetness to it. The hops are clearly secondary to the malts, which is what I like in a non-BA barleywine. Thanks for this one Matt.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 06:30:34 | More by Stevedore
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from cparles.
From a 750 into a snifter
Bottle 806 of 1600
APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with excellent retention. Deep burnt orange or mahogany in color, clear, with lower levels of carbonation. A ring remains until the end and leaves some falling dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking barleywine.
SMELL: Lots of caramel, honey and toffee, red fruits, berries and sweet red apples on the nose. Some citrus hops as well, with grapefruit and lemon notes. Bold and enticing, advertising lots of sweetness.
TASTE: Caramel, toffee and honey sweetness up front, with some nice red fruits, apples and berries as well. Complex with lots of sweet malts up front. Big flavors after the swallow as well, with more sweetness and red fruit flavors, some citrus and lemon hop bitterness, as well as some spicy alcohol lingering on the palate. Good balance between sweet malts up front, bitterness and boozy alcohol after the swallow. It's still too hot, unfortunately, but the flavors are there.
PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a burn and finishes mouth-coating. Some solid heat lingers.
OVERALL: This is really, really good. It's very complex and the cooperation between the sweet malts, bitter hops and boozy alcohol works very well together. Although it doesn't get in the way per se, it's still quite hot at the moment, so giving it some time might be a good idea. I'd like to get another bottle to sit on for a couple years, or even just get an older bottle of this to try out. Probably 3-4 years would be the sweet spot. Cheers again cparles. This was great.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 20:31:10 | More by Jeffo
4.26/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a dark red with some brown. Quite cloudy. Tall, dense and thick dark tan head. Head fades slowly with great retention. Pretty substantial thick and dense chunks of lacing.
S: Loaded with dark fruits. Loads and loads of raisins primarily. Some dates and prunes too. Typical dried dark fruit aroma. Big heavy bread malts. Hints of brown sugar dance in and out when swirled.
T: Oh yeah, some decent hoppiness up front. Was not expecting that. Citrusy, primarily orange with some grapefruit I'd say. Heavy dark fruits again, primarily raisin. Heavy heavy liquid bread maltiness with lots of stale crust flavor. Minor hit of bitterness in the finish with bursts of citrus. Lingering grainy breadiness, toffee and hop bitterness, leaving this almost dry in a way.
M: Heavy, borderline syrupy. Medium to low carbonation.
O: Nice mildly hoppy barleywine. Great layers of complexity that are quite well balanced. Big and heavy without being too sweet or boozy. Though some barrel aging would certainly accentuate this one, I think. Still delicious, any way you slice it.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 03:02:42 | More by Dope
Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
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