Strykzone (7659) - 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. ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Location: Draft at the Biltmore, 1/1/15
Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Aroma: There’s 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. There’s not much to fault here as far as major flaws go. It worked nicely with the food as well.
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. kaser (6382) - 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 DiarmaidBHK (5903) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Draft at Cedric’s 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 (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2010
$5.00 pint at Cedric’s 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 it’s 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 Cedric’s Brown I had prior. jkwalking05 (4745) - 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. jandd1983 (4604) - Wentzville, 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. rondphoto (4494) - 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. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
From bottle, Biltmore Tavern (5/19/15). Mild pale ale with noble beany hops. Light golden amber with thin head. Good taste but like pilsner malt/noble hops mix than a caramelly English pale ale.