Suttree (4739) - 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.
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.
Strykzone (4200) - 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.
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.
jkwalking05 (3051) - 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.
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.
jandd1983 (1907) - 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.
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.
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.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pout at the tavern n Biltmore grounds. Nse with fruity hop and some sweetness from the malt. Taste of citrus hop with decent bitter finish. Nothing spectacular, but very refreshing after touring the grounds