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. wrayassoc (1) - - JUN 21, 2012 does not count
Overall a good, drinkable, pleasant, unassuming beer that is worth the money to drink more of. Pretty simple. ZiggyZ (11) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Personally I prefer Biltmore’s wines, but Cedric’s Pale was surprisingly good. Not too bitter, which is often the case with craft brews. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
So it seems that they have replaced the Vanderbilt (or Cecil’s) Pale Ale. Couldn’t find it. Instead they have this Cedric’s 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. 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
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. magsinva (1433) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Tap @ Cedric’s Tavern Biltmore Estate - pours clear amber, white head, which it retrains, nice lacing on the glass. Comes across as caramel dry malts. A Solid, flavorful, pale ale.