Gratitude | East End Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a 9 oz snifter at Capone's Black Friday event. Pours a brilliant ruby bronze color with no head. Nose is rich with vanilla and bourbon notes. The taste is also rife with alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, and grapes. The mouthfeel is thin and smooth. Very alcoholic, but outstanding. I love this stuff.

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4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried several vintages over the years and I have to say hands down my favorite Barleywine!
Appearance is golden amber exactly what you want to see with this style. Slight cloudiness.
Smell is different from vintage to vintage with the fresher ones (within 2 years) being hoppy notes, biscuit, and sweetness. The older ones (3+) muted hops and more vanilla and caramel.
Taste, as stated above fresher a bit more hoppy, long roller coaster ride of flavors cascading from hops to malty goodness. Older ones have a deep interpretation of English Style.
Mouth feel is thick and chewy. Not like The Perfect Storm or a Thomas Hardy, but just enough to be the backbone of all the flavor profiles.
Overall the most consistent barleywine out there. They year after year put out a quality Annv. beer that shows their "Gratitude" and what a beer they produce. I believe with 3 years in the cellar it matures wonderfully. I have yet to have any of their vintages that taste like its "gone down hill". Plus its one of the prettiest bottles ever made. Must seek out! The only other BW that beats this is Wooden Hell.

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Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 645 ratings