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Gratitude - East End Brewing Company

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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 782
Gots: 135 | FT: 13
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)
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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Slaying a personal whale. Split with angrybabboon. 2013 vintage.

Appearance: Ruddy dark copper. Head is dirty-white/pale tan, bubbly, creamy and dense. Sticky notches of lacing. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Mega malty. Deeply cooked and caramelized malts. Bready and then some. Biscuit with a touch of graham cracker. Sharp bite of alcohol with caramel, brown sugar, and a ton of toffee. Some pine and citrus hops layered over the top. Decently fruity with apple, pear, and some deeper almost jammy sweetness. Slight alcohol spicy esters. A ton of sweet malts. Bready, cooked, and caramelized in abundance. Slight toasted element with some minor roasted malts as well.

Taste: Cooked and crazy caramelized malt. Some molasses, a ton of caramel, a load of toffee. Graham cracker and a ton of raw biscuit dough. Sweet and boozy. Bit of alcohol on the back with some spicy alcohol esters. Some orange peel and marmalade as well. A touch of mint along with some solid pine needle bitterness and a solid smack of grapefruit. Hoppy, sweet, and boozy. Slightly roasted with a toasted undercurrent. Toast and the gamut of sugar.

Mouthfeel: Chewy nearly full body with a moderate carbonation. Surprisingly clean.

Overall: Give thanks for the many splendored birds.

Need more bottles for science. Must age for comparison.

Goblinmunkey7, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Note: 2013 bottle, violet wax

Appearance: Medium amber, with some nice copper, brown, and red tones - hazy and cloudy, just as a barleywine should be - pours with a medium sized, frothy, light beige head - leaves some nice spots of lacing

Smell: Big, sweet, cooked and caramel malts - caramel grains and caramelized malts - big toffee notes with a touch of brown sugar and molasses - rich malts - some interesting fruitiness, with light and dark fruits - definitely smells young (because it is), with some booze

Taste: Straight-up barleywine magic - cooked, caramelized malts - nice caramel malts with some hints of sugar, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, and straight-up caramel - some light fruits and some dark fruits, like grapes, plums - moderate amount of bitterness - minimal oxidation, thanks to the fact that this is young - will definitely mature and improve with some time, but it's surprisingly good now

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, very smooth, nice level of carbonation

Overall: Dude, gratitude

This is a great barleywine. The most impressive thing is that it tastes great, even young. This will only improve in time. This is hard to get, but it's worth seeking out.

angrybabboon, Mar 26, 2014
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Hugonaut13, Mar 09, 2014
Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.