Strykzone (5601) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a friend. A honey gold beer that is pretty much clear. A smallish almost white head leaves some lacing as it falls. An aroma of candied fruit, grain, and pale malts. The taste begins with some different kind of complex fruit. Again, it is candied. Hops are mild and taste of mangoes and lemon. Light caramel malts. More of a citrus finish.
Suttree (5579) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a pint at the winery. Golden copper, nice smooth uniform white head. Smells like toasty malts and grassy hops. Flavor is pretty simple, but balanced. I get some cracker, some black pepper, and a subtle hop finish.
ben4321 (4823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Biltmore, 1/1/15
Aroma: Thereís a clean hop component, a little orange/citrus, and some pale malts
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-gold color with a small white head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same lines, lightly sweet, with a clean bitterness on the finish
Palate: This one has a nice, clean feel, fairly light body, with a lively carbonation
This is a pretty solid, lighter example of the style. Fairly quaffable. Thereís not much to fault here as far as major flaws go. It worked nicely with the food as well.
ChainGangGuy (4551) - 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.
jkwalking05 (4217) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
kaser (4147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear Orange with white head. Poured from draft at Cedrics at the Biltmore. Sweet honey aroma. Has a honey aftertaste. Decent fruit flavor as well. Not really what I thought is a pale ale - but enjoyable
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, 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.
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from my brother-in-law while visiting the Biltmore House. It poured a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of floralness, some fruits and really piney. The taste was of mild dry hoppy bitterness. Not bad.
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.
rondphoto (2936) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Marshall Hutcheson for bringing me a bottle from NC. Clear dark amber color, thin ivory rim head, thin streaks of lace. Taste is malt that moves through the palate without incident to a lightly bittered finish. Pretty simple brew, not enough to attract much positive attention.