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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This ale is as frisky as its namesake Cedric, patriarch of the St. Bernards who shared Biltmore House with the Vanderbilts. High quality grain and English variety hops give our full-bodied ale a delicate straw color with malt and fruit aromas. Less bitter than most pale ales, yet it still retains the characteristic lingering hop finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZiggyZ (11) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Personally I prefer Biltmoreís wines, but Cedricís Pale was surprisingly good. Not too bitter, which is often the case with craft brews.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrayassoc (1) - - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
Overall a good, drinkable, pleasant, unassuming beer that is worth the money to drink more of. Pretty simple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BadAprilia1000 (284) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2012

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Deep gold with an average white head. Aroma is of light citrus, caramel and malt. Taste is of caramel, citus, grass and a hint of pine. A nice refreshing Pale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear darker golden color. Aroma is floral, fruity, and piney. Taste is sweet with mild dry hop bitter finish. Light body, soft carbonation, mild bitter finish. Pretty decent overall.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3524) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Draft at Cedricís Tavern. Pours slightly orange with a thin white head. Prominent lemongrass on the nose. Taste is a bit subdued with some hop flavor. Finishes clean.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
$5.00 pint at Cedricís Tavern at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Appearance: Faintly hazed, copper-gold body with a sustained coating of near white foam. Smell: Aroma of pale malts yielding a basic, bready barley character along with hop hints of florals and seed-popping lemon wedges. Taste: Simple taste of pale malts accented with sweetish traces of honey and a light, underlying breadiness. Hint of fruitiness. Touch of dried lemon peel and some soft florals preclude a medium-light bitterness, though itís sufficient enough to balance the initial sweetness and pave the way for a dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A competent, food-friendly pale ale, though I admit to only pairing it with the lone pint of Cedricís Brown I had prior.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1242) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours a medium golden orange color. The two finger beige head fades into a thin layer rather abruptly, but leaves some decent lacing along the glass. Piney citrus hops, apricot and roasted caramel malt in the aroma. The taste is fairly sweet up front and slightly bitter in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
So it seems that they have replaced the Vanderbilt (or Cecilís) Pale Ale. Couldnít find it. Instead they have this Cedricís line, a Pale Ale and a Brown Ale available at almost all of the restaurants on the Biltmore grounds as well as in six packs for 10.50 at a couple of the shops. Pale golden, caramel, whitish cover. Aroma is fruity, apple, caramel, grassy herbal hop. Taste is caramel, bready, sweet, light spicy hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours transparent orange-amber into the glass, with an initial 3-finger soapy white head that reduces to a nice cap, leaving thick window-wash lacing. The nose has some definitive citrus, a hint of yeast, some marshmallow, alongside light pale (Crystal?) malts... good effervescence. The flavors are a bit subdued, even for an EPA (less assertive than its APA counterpart). I note some caramel malts, some orange hitting mid-palate, and English (tea-like) bitters in the finish, followed by a citrusy tea-tannin effervescence. It goes down very smoothly, with decent carbonation levels, although it does feel a bit watery on the palate. A decent quaff, yes, and would make for a nice session brew, although itís probably not my favorite offering in the style. Kudos for the new trial recipe, though.


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