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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5068) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3923) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3574) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
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

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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2755) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pint at Cedric s tavern. Grassy grainy. Clean brownish orange color good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel bitter finish. Itís fine. I like the bitter on the finish best.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2753) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2013
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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2284) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2014
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.


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