Gratitude | East End Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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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
 
 
Wants:
792
Gots:
156
Trade:
26
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Ratings: 649 |  Reviews: 246
Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Flatitude, but still solild

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Photo of yergermeister
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschrei
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2009 release poured into a snifter. Cloudy brown with mild floaties. Sweet tangy malt scents. Sweet applish taste, slight tang and a mild alcohol burn.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2006 vintage, consumed on Darkness Day 2011.

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

2006-Orange Wax

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Photo of OleDixie
2.9/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

In review is a 2013 (Violet) vintage:

A - Hazy dark amber color with a creamy, bubbly/soapy thick ring, thick legs on the sides of the glass.

S - Toasted toffee and roasted caramel aroma permeates the nose with some vanilla.

T - Toasted caramel, toffee, and some light/delicate sweet floral, mild lingering mild floral bitterness (some citrus bitterness mixed in but buried.)

M - Full body, thick, viscous, sticky on the lips.

O - This beer is outstanding. Wish I lived closer to Pittsburgh to buy this on an annual basis.

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

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

Photo of brother_rebus
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VanTango
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mounty4Life
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2013 >2012 2015 >than all don't age it's better fresh!

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Photo of Tertullian007
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mar02x
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
2/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of w5baron
2/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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

Bottle received in a recent trade.

This one pours a tawny dark amber, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like toasted bread, caramel, tobacco, piney hops, orange jam, and toffee. Certainly a lot going on here.

This tastes much the same as the aroma. As its a bottle of the most recent vintage, there is some hop character here. It allows for a bit of bitterness to match the sweet barleywine characteristics. The hops provide some pine bitterness, maybe a bit of earthy tea, and some orange. The malt backbone is the real star though, nice caramel, tobacco, toffee, chocolate, and toast features here, deep and rich.

This has a good level of carbonation for the style, present but not overwhelming, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

A top tier barleywine that coaxes awesome flavors out with no barrel work.

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3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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