beerme31 (433) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$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.
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bubbleflubber (1638) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.