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Gratitude - East End Brewing Company

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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 797
Gots: 147 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beergeek279 on 12-23-2005

A limited edition Barleywine Style Ale, brewed in November in the American tradition and hand packaged to specially commemorate the anniversary of the brewery each year.

Gratitude Wax Colors:

2005-Red Wax
2006-Orange Wax
2007-Yellow Wax
2008-Green Wax
2009-Blue Wax
2010-Indigo Wax
2011-no wax, blank cap (Flatitude)
2012-no wax, "12" on cap (Flatitude)
2013-Violet Wax
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Ratings: 543 | Reviews: 228
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to jlflorance for BIF-ing this to me!!!

From what I know, Gratitute wouldn't carbonate in the bottle, twice, so this is a force carbed growler pour. Epic.

Dark hazy orange, light head, Aroma of juicy fruits, caramel, sugar plums, baked molasses,

Taste is sweet and sugary, caramel, butter bread, sweet fruits, plums, dates.

Creamy, slick, and oily. Fully bodied and filling.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage. Poured from a 750 ml paper wrapped bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours dark copper with a 1 finger light tan head. Large bubbles and some t.rails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, big citrus notes.

T- sweet caramel and brown sugar, toffee, lots of citrus with nearly no bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Crazy smooth and drinkable right now.

O- very good American Barleywine. Very sweet and citrusy beer that has a great mouthfeel. I wish I have had this fresh to compare if it has more bitterness and any other differences.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Force-carbonated FLATitude. Aka 2012 Gratitude. From growler to snifter. You don't even want to know what I had to go through to nab this (Ok, you do; but you don't).

Looks very hazy. Burnt orange/amber in color. The head of an inch fell pretty quickly. Looked cream-colored.

Toffee malts, citrus hops (grapefruit), leather, pancake batter, light roast, and a hint of vanilla. The 'lot' that is in the aroma blends together really nicely in the nose. Notes don't particularly isolate themselves right away, but they can be picked apart carefully. No obvious booze, mind you!

Dark caramel, toffee, spicy booze, more leather, grapefruit/orange hops, and light malty roast. Moderate bitterness seems a lot more gruff when paired with the alcohol. Slight brandied flavor that conjures up notes of raisin and dates. Very simply good.

Exceptionally smooth. Force-carbonation doesn't fail, nor does it go over-the top. Well-dispersed gases. The body is amazing. Full and silky. Alcohol turns out to be right where it should be. Excellent sipper.

It's a very well-made barleywine. Long finish and heady strength (but the aroma wouldn't justify that remark). I'm more and more tempted to crack my '07 bottle, every day.

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Indigo wax (2010), review from notes taken in 2011.

Poured perfectly clear. Deep maple, almost brown, but beautiful honey hues in the light. Creamy, long lasting head with multiple trails of lace. Very nicely balanced aromas of caramel creme and grapefruit zest... reminds me almost of a creamsicle very briefly, but then turns into english toffee, butterscotch, and a touch of vanilla. The forefront is sweet and fruity, leading to a mid palate burst of molasses, toffee, raisins, and finishing with rum and citrusy hops. Perfect carbonation for this style and flavor profile. Absolutely amazing barleywine.

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Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2009 vintage - blue wax.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice barleywine aromas and flavors.

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Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
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