Highland Grove Park Inn’s Great Gatsby Abbey

Brewed by Highland Brewing Company
Asheville, North Carolina USA
- Belgian Ale | 6 Ratings |
F. Scott Fitzgerald considered The Grove Park Inn "home" during the summers of 1935 and 1936 - seeking refuge and literary inspiration amongst our granite walls in rooms 441 and 443. A legendary writer (and lover of drink), he spent much of his free time observing the comings and goings of female guests from his fourth story window. In his honor, we have collaborated with Asheville’s oldest legal brewery, Highland, to create this brown ale. Our abbey style brown ale will delight the nose and surprise the palate with a subtle version of a traditional abbey brown ale. German malts and American and German hops blend delicately into a well balanced and extremely drinkable brown ale, worthy of the Gatsby name.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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