Gratitude | East End Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
eastendbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

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
2014 - red wax, label made to look like paper

Added by beergeek279 on 12-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#852
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
649
pDev:
9.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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792
Gots:
156
Trade:
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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevanb
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 2015 vintage, orange wax, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a medium amber color, light clarity with a tan head, about a finger tall that has little retention but does yield some soapy lace. The aroma is nice, strong caramel, brown sugar, amber grain, light alcohol, toffee, a bit of candied hops that offer some pininess and stone fruits. The flavors are good, tons of big malty and grainy flavors, brown sugar and caramel, piney hops and candied citrus peel, stone fruits and a bit of fusel alcohol. The mouthfeel is excellent, thick medium body that coats exceptionally well, lively with nice carbonation and a smooth but dry finish.

Verdict: A great American Barleywine. Definitely setting the bar for the style, expresses the hoppy and bitter elements super well and they are so nicely balanced with the deep grains and malty flavors.

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Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This year's yellow wax bomber poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a darker amber color with about an inch of head! Plenty of soapy lacing present with great retention!

Smell: Loads of caramel and toffee on the nose along with some floral hoppy notes!

Taste: Notes of caramel, toffee, hops, and maybe even some vanilla! Malty sweetness present but there are some floral notes in the background to balance this out!

Feel: Medium to full sticky mouthfeel!

Overall: Can't believe I never picked up this brew until this year! Glad I grabbed 2 bottles as the other will be going in the cellar for a few years! This is a solid beverage and I will be revisiting this one every year going forward!

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3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Red wax of the 2014 vintage so this has had some time to rest. Tastes like it may be a bit past its prime, seems like a solid barleywine, however I'm not sure what all the hype is about

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a muddy copper with a thin layer of head. The nose is weak especially for the style. There is some malt sweetness leading off in the flavor profile but this offering does not have the intensity of flavor that I'd expect from a double digit ABV barleywine.

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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- The beer was a deep copper color with a white head.

Smell- The nose was both grassy and malty, but did not radiate much sweetness.

Taste - At the front was sweet malt followed by grassy malts. I further detected light caramel, raisins, and a bit of dankness. In the back, the beer was more bitter than sweet.

Mouthfeel- Pleasantly thick, the beer coated the tongue nicely.

Overall- I would like more sweetness in my barleywine, but this is still very good.

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Photo of madelf66
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peaches13
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue wax. Thanks to Stephen for this.

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Photo of curlybird
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 649 ratings