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Cherokee Red Ale - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-04-2003)
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sunavamitch

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

01-16-2012 01:29:38 | More by sunavamitch
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Hyphnx


4.25/5  rDev +32%

06-25-2014 18:25:34 | More by Hyphnx
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TheBierBand

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of this among others during my latest visit to their Pigeon Forge location.

The beer was served in a pint glass with maybe a 1/4" off white head when it arrived at my table. The color was a nice copper.

The nose was slight but had hints of toasted malt.

The taste was quite nice. Predominantly a toasted malt but with a fruity hint of apples or ripe pears. Minimal hops balance this brew out.

Mouthfeel was nice and robust. Just a little chewey with nice mouth coating and aftertaste.

Drinkability: Probably my favorite of all the beers I've tasted at Smoky Mountain Brewery. I would recommend starting with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2007 05:46:54 | More by TheBierBand
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smarkham24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +24.2%

03-29-2012 00:14:31 | More by smarkham24
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barleyroad

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium amber with hints of red in appearance. Smell is mild with very slight hints of hops. Mouthfeel is full and is very noticable on the side of the tongue. Taste, this is a very inviting flavor. There is a sweet flavor with a little hint of beech wood (we think), nice. Overall this is very drinkable brew. One that will go well with a good burger

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 00:47:21 | More by barleyroad
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Timothy3Pemberton

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +24.2%

01-10-2014 20:12:44 | More by Timothy3Pemberton
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Heavy_D

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +24.2%

09-18-2013 02:45:04 | More by Heavy_D
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +24.2%

06-23-2013 01:43:13 | More by wrightst
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4/5  rDev +24.2%

04-27-2013 02:58:50 | More by elevatedgreens
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +24.2%

07-28-2013 18:38:27 | More by Dapperticus
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +24.2%

11-22-2012 03:35:34 | More by hollywood_15063
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-16-2014 03:50:53 | More by tbryan5
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richl84

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

01-14-2014 00:03:36 | More by richl84
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - orange/gold color, light crown with some spotty lace.

Aroma - decent malt, a fruity and sweet albeit light hop presence.

Taste - predominantly malt-based with a light roast character. Very light hop profile but tasty.

Mouthfeel - medium body, average carbonation, just above average body.

Drinkability - great session pale and a fine start to the sampler set.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2005 16:57:30 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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meechum

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this as part of a sampler. This is a pretty good example of a red ale.

A - Came to the table in a 5.5 oz cylinder and it had a very deep amber color with a small amount of head that was falling quickly leaving no lace

S - There was a malty/nutty/bready smell to it with a faint whiff of piney hops

T/M - The taste was very much like the aroma. It was a nice example of a red but nothing very noteworthy. Carbonation was in good order but it had a bit of a metallic after taste

D - The overall drinkability of this beer was about average. I certainly wouldn't turn one down but I wouldn't seek it out either.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2007 16:42:44 | More by meechum
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-14-2012 17:22:02 | More by GeoCait
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-01-2013 22:46:44 | More by ahbaggins
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-27-2013 02:50:37 | More by fishguyac
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Greasy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-02-2014 02:27:51 | More by Greasy
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-16-2014 22:17:27 | More by KFrank729
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-29-2013 21:52:15 | More by WOLFGANG
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tnflyguy

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-05-2012 18:01:08 | More by tnflyguy
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coasterfreak75

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The smell was slightly floral with a slight hint of hop spice. From the start I was not impressed with the appearance it came with zero head and no retention. The taste was great though, sweet start followed by a slight hop bit, then slightly stronger hop bite followed by a smooth clean finish.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2004 07:55:01 | More by coasterfreak75
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.35/5  rDev +4%
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
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wcudwight

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with an audible fizzy head that is gone in seconds. Smell is dominated by caramel with a hint of wheat and bannana. Flavor again is caramel dominated. Very malty and hops are not noticable. Thin in the mouth. Overall a very average beverage.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2006 17:09:34 | More by wcudwight
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Cherokee Red Ale from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
75 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.