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
Ratings:
639
Reviews:
243
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
Wants:
790
Gots:
161
For Trade:
30
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Photo of BrewNoob1
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage.
Pours a deep amber with a 2 finger khaki frothy head. Aroma remains hoppy and fruity despite the yr+ in the cellar. Some medicinal notes. Aroma reminds me a lot of SN Bigfoot. Flavor is next level. Near perfect blend of hops and malty goodness. Toffee, figs, caramel apples, ripe fruits and a touch of pine. Creamy, buttery, full bodied, and warming. This is everything you want in a BW and possibly the best of the style I have had that didn't see barrels. I think I hit the sweet spot in age given the balance of this one. Damn...now I have to seek out the BA version.

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Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaximus
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage

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Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at East Enders in July of 2015 with red wax seal. Poured a dark reddish orange with a thick tan head into my tulip glass. Nice smooth mouth feel with a soft nose. A little warm in my mouth from the alcohol but surely not unpleasant. A great Barleywine just wishing I could have gotten a bottle of the barrel aged version.

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4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle into a snifter
2014 Vintage

Thanks to Preluderi for sending this long time want over in a trade.


A: Pours a hazy, dark copper color with some red-orange hues when held to light. Just over 1 fingers width of off white colored head builds then dissipates fairly slowly down to a thick film, and leaves a good amount of lacing. 4.5

S: Super caramelly, really sweet for an American barleywine, candied sugar, cocoa-like aroma, some fruit characters and booze. Wonderful aroma. 4.5

T: Follows the nose in that there’s a lovely sweetness. Tons of caramel, a maple syrup like sweetness, candied sugar, some balancing hop bitterness, subtle booze. This is fantastic. 4.75

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the higher end but appropriate, ABV noticeable but well restrained, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: This is probably the best non-BA American Barleywine I’ve ever had, up there with Alpine Great and COAST Old Nuptial as my favorite American Barleywines to date. 4.75

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Photo of Dogleg
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rden4654
3.45/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fehrminator
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trooperp
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 bottle version..Wow.. I was blown away by the beer.. Unexpected hot, bitter hops upfront.. Smooth, buttery, creamy head.. Any evidence of high ABV is well hidden.. Nice, mild sweet finish..despite the high ABV, drank this entire bottle quite easily! Seek this beer!

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Photo of boredalready
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxifunk777
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brown120
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smittybrew83
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22 fl oz bottle sealed with pressure cap and red wax. Vintage 2014

poured into TG snifter.

Thanks for the share duff27! Wanted to try this beer for a long time!

Appearance: murky brown bodied beer with thick and creamy khaki colored head. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: hop forward and rich malt profile. Dark fruits, caramel, and toffee. Nice balance between the hops and malt profile.

Taste: hop forward with same malt profile as the aroma. Strikes a nice balance that is slight more hoppy. Citrusy hops and dark fruit, caramel, and toffee malts. Finishes with a moderate bitterness that lingers for a while.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Awesome chewy mouthfeel with creamy carbonation. When this beer is chilled there is no booze, but as it warms up it has a slight booze sting. Exceptional mouthfeel; exactly how you want a barleywine to feel on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty good american barleywine. It is pretty solid fresh and I think it will improve with age as the hops fade. World class mouthfeel on this beer and pretty exceptional for a non barrel aged american barleywine.

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Photo of Zuidman
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
4.28 out of 5 based on 639 ratings.
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