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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An ale brewed exclusively for the Biltmore Estate. Sometimes called Cecilís Pale Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 On tap at The Deer Park on Biltmore Estate. I was actually kinda expecting this to be a slight variation on St Therese Pale ale, but I was wrong. Its much more hoppy and has an earthy character that St Therese lacks. Pretty good actually, although I donít recommend going to Biltmore specifically to try this beer (not that Iíd do that or anything...)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Serving: Draft. Appearance: Nice copper color with a small, creamy, white head. Decent lacing. Aroma: Notes of caramel, lightly roasted malt, and some toast on the malt side. Citrus and floral notes on the hop side. Taste: Good malt and hop balance with notes of spicy hops, light caramel, some toasty notes and a good bitter backbone. Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium-long, bitter finish. Quite nice! Overall: I was very surprised to find this brew as enjoyable as it was! A decent pint to sip out on the terrace while enjoying the views of the mountains. Rebuy: I would be happy to have this brew again should I revisit the Biltmore.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Draught at Arbor Grill at the Winery, Biltmore Estate. Pours clear copper with an average creamy white head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (toasted grain, straw, meal), heavy hop (flowers, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple, pear, and peach. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a spicy-bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity, and heavy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2008
On tap at the Stable Cafe on the Biltmore Estate on 10/21/08. Amber in color. Grassy hops aroma. Well carbonated with notes of pine hops and grapefruit and a nice malt balance. A pleasant surprise after spending the morning walking the estate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2008
On tap at the Arbor Grill at the Biltmore Estate. Interesting that they had their own brew made for the estate. Has a nice light amber color with thin white head. Floral hop and slight malt aroma. A crisp light malt and hop taste, decent Pale Ale that taste great after walking around the Biltmore all day.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
On tap at the Arbor Grill at the Biltmore Estate. Light caramel aroma, brown sugar, with mild carbonic gaseousness and some fruity character in the hops. Light sweetness and mild bitterness. Copper-brown clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-heavy carbonation, light fizzy burn. Starts with mild carbonic acidic bit, light crystal/caramel malt and beany sweetness. Hoppy bitter finish with dry nutty bitter after. Kind of harsh on the palate.


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