Cedric's Pale Ale | Cedric's Tavern / Biltmore Brewing Co.

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Cedric's Tavern / Biltmore Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tdm168 on 06-02-2012

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 44
Photo of KTCamm
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12/31/15 from notes....pours light amber with almost no foam. Light fruity nose. Smooth mouthfeel full of fruity open, and then close. Soft in the mouth, very smooth. Some bitter sticks through. Easy drinking pale.

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Photo of egrapplesberg
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I live in Ga. close to my parents and every time they visit my grandparents, who live in north Carolina, they pick this and the brown up. They love it! Here's my opinion. Bottle filled on 6/1/15. Poured into my Budweiser pint glass (don't judge me, I hate Budweiser). Clear golden color with carb bubbles rising. Quarter inch head that leaves scattered spots of foam to the glass. Smell pilsner malt, almost no hops. Medium carbonation with a slick watery finish. Im not picking up much hops but the pale ale I'm used to is 420 lol. Very light easy drinking beer, not much going on but not bad. Cheers!

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Photo of gatornation
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a slight hazed copper color with a i finger head and some slim lacing looks all right
S-pale malts some fruit grass and malts
T-touch of pine with muted fruits a grassy lemon citrus finish
M-medium carbonation slightly dry with slight hop bitterness
O-this brew actually tasted good worth a try if touring Biltmore stop in and have some fish and chips

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Photo of Tone
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, slight sweet malt, and pale malt. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, hint of pine, slight sweet malt, pale malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of grass. Overall, as with the Brown, a muted aroma, but decent body and blend.

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Photo of Pencible
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark gold with almost no head.
S: It smelled like earthy copper and sweet peach, with some orange.
T: It tasted like copper and orange and peach, with some barley. It had a fairly clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Ok body.
D: This was a typical small batch pale ale. The peach character was a little unique, but otherwise this was fairly unimpressive. It was easy enough to drink, but not worth getting outside of the Biltmore estate.

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Photo of BierStein711
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Draught into nonic

Two finger fast fading head

straw gold in body, moderate carbonation.

Smells: bread, lemon, and barley

Taste: lemons, bread, light hop

Mouthfeel: fine

Overall, this is a beer that is good, yet boring. I'm going to try the brown ale. I hear it is better. Furthermore, I think that this brewery will be better off once they have their own on-site facility.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$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.

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Photo of tdm168
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cedric's Tavern on the Biltmore grounds

A - copper with a soft white head that has good retention

S - very faint aroma, a hint of citrus

T - faint bread, faint citrus

M - medium bodied, smooth, a bit crisp

This is a refreshing beer. It doesn't have great flavor but it's highly drinkable. It's unoffensive and to style though a bit less malty than you may expect. I stopped in on an extremely hot day in May so this was a welcomed, quaffable refreshment.

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Cedric's Pale Ale from Cedric's Tavern / Biltmore Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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