Cherokee Red Ale - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by dojobrewco:
3/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Should have branched out and tried the different varieties but once again my fascination with Red Ales kept telling me to give this one a chance. More like 6 or 7 chances on this particular evening in the Smokies. Not really characteristic of a pure red ale but at the same time a very drinkable beer. Sweet caramel taste but with overtones of dull nothingness and a mouthfeel that really lacks in overall satifaction. The room was too dark for a real view of the color, but from what I could tell it looked more like a pale ale.
Serving type: on-tap
05-05-2007 16:22:23 | More by dojobrewco
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2.61/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Received as a gift.
A: Leaf brown with 1-finger of off-white head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing.
S: Metallic aroma with some sour hay and cardboardy malt aromas
T: There is some herbal hoppiness which makes this beer palatable along with some caramel malt sweetness. Not much else to suggest it though -- it is underattenuated and overly sweet.
M: Light to medium mouthfeel with low carbonation.
O: Not much good to say here -- there is no way to know how long ago this beer was made but it's certainly not good in its current state.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2013 04:42:58 | More by argock
3.33/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, fizzy white mousse that recedes quickly, leaving very little lacing.
S: Aromas of butterscotch, brown butter, caramel, toffee, nougat, honey roasted nuts, and mild, lemony hops are present on the nose.
T: Notes of minerals, grass, herbs, lemon, brown butter, butterscotch, caramel, toffee, almond nougat, honey roasted nuts, dates, and overripe apricot in the mouth. Finish is sweet and mildly toasty with notes of brown butter, caramel, nuts, toffee, lemon, and apricot.
M: On the lighter side of medium and quite dry. Carbonation is crisp to the point of being intense. Goes down fairly easily and quenches thirst quickly.
O: I have not tried many beers from this brewery, but so far nothing has impressed me. This ale, unfortunately, is no exception. It is not bad by any means, but lacks the depth and complexity of many of the better amber and red ales out there. I would not turn it down, however, and could see it being a good accompaniment to a simple meal of grilled meats and vegetables. I think it could also be a good gateway brew for those just getting into American craft ales.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2013 20:04:00 | More by mrfrancis
3.35/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Buried deep in the heart of the Smoky Mountains lies a beer with the crisp, clean, and balanced taste that satisfies any occasion, and cuisine, and any mood- their Cherokee Ale is it!
The beer comes alive with a medium copper, clear appearance with a sheet of white froth that proves long lasting and leaving spotty lace in its wake.
Aromas of candied grain, sweet confectioner's sugar, floral hops and mild cereal become the balanced aromas that side slightly toward the malts. Its an appetizing scent that conjures up comparisons to Yeungling, except better.
Much more balanced in taste, the grainy-sweet upstart joins with the taste of bread crust, acorn, dry caramel. candied apple and a mild herbal taste with a balanced, bitter, citrus hop finish. It's a delicate and rustic ale that's uncomplicated in its taste, through and through.
Medium-light in body, its crisp and clean texture finishes grainy-dry with a mild minty herbal warmth and fleeting sweetness.
Cherokee is the perfect beer for a wide range of events, foods, or attitudes. Where it won't blow you away with its strength, complexity, or uniqueness- it satisfies the palate on all fronts and with ease.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2013 07:12:11 | More by BEERchitect
Cherokee Red Ale from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
75 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.