1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gratitude - East End Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

521 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 521
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 787
Gots: 135 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: beergeek279 on 12-23-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 521 | Reviews: 227 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of oregone
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

oregone, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -7%

drewone, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

THECPJ, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of jampics2
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CRJMellor, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Luk13
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Luk13, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

randylangford, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of BeerThursdays
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerThursdays, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Reagan1984, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ber12
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ber12, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -7%

mdillon86, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TurdFurgison, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jl28r1
5/5  rDev +16.3%

jl28r1, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of AleWatcher
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

AleWatcher, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 poured into a GI tulip. Part of the NWI tasting group New Year's Day

A - Chestnut brown with lemon hues. Reminds me of a light syrup in color. A bit hazy and looks thick. There is only a slight white head that lingers on the edges

S - Light bready malt with a slight piney hop presence that still remains. I also get orange and lemon in the nose

T - Bready malt and light brown sugar upfront. There is also dates and figs, orange peel and light lemon. There is a slight bitterness that lingers in the finish

MF - Medium body with light syrupiness. Clean finish with only a light astringent and bitterness that remains on the finish

O - Solid barleywine that definitely leans towards the bready and malty side. Worth trying a bottle if you can get ahold of one.

jeonseh, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of SummitVA
4/5  rDev -7%

SummitVA, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage; indigo wax, split

appearance: The most gorgeous packaging of any beer I have seen. Served in my lost abbey teku glass - bright orange, rather light beige ring, minimal lace

smell: aroma was mild - rich malt, butterscotch, oak, vanilla

taste: Big malty profile - caramel, bready, toffee, vanilla, dried fruit. A little undercarbonated and puzzling whale-status. A good barleywine, but not really anything beyond that

mouthfeel: Oily, medium body

overall: good

dirtylou, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Kopfschuss, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 Vintage
Pours a deep reddish brown with a huge bubbly beige head that persists forever. Upon first pour I and assaulted with aromas of tropical fruits. Upon closer inspection I get lots of toffee, brown sugar, caramel, and dark dried fruits with a hint of alcohol and a faint bit of earthy hop. The flavor is smooth and sweet with just enough ethanol and earthy to provide some balance. Flavors of caramel and brown sugar with a hint of chocolate mixed with cherries, and plums go down quite smooth. Medium to thick body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy bubbly mouthfeel. This is a very nice barleywine, I wish I could try it a bit fresher, but I quite enjoyed this aged version today.

johnnnniee, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

rowingbrewer, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Ungertaker
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Ungertaker, Nov 25, 2012
Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.