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Cherokee Red Ale - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Cherokee Red AleCherokee Red Ale

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29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 88
Avg: 3.06
pDev: 30.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-04-2003

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 88
Photo of cretemixer
2.23/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pale orange-amber in color with a average head that fades quickly to a solid layer.
The aroma is overall pretty malty, with a hint of fruitiness and a sugary note.
The taste is a bit woodsy, very little hop bitterness to speak of. Sweet and a bit vegetal.
Lightish body and a bit high on the carbonation scale.
This beer is proof that just because a beer is a "micro", it isn't automatically good.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
3.38/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
1.47/5  rDev -52%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Props to johnrobe for this. Once again I am let down by a Smoky Mountain brew. I have tried different samples from different trades and so far they have all been sour/vinegary. Pours a weird amber/butterscotch color with a medium light beige head. Light lacing. Aroma is malt and vinegar. Flavor is really too harsh to enjoy at all, you can tell it wants to be malty and smooth but fails. The finish is again sour and fruity. A disappointment.

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3.05/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I've enjoyed draught versions of Smoky Mtn. brews in the past, but somehow their beers seem to lose something in the bottle. They just don't seem as full-bodied/ flavored as the draught versions. Oh well, one can tell that bottling is a minor operation for them as they sell bottles only from the brewpub. They don't distribute. Cherokee Red pours a light amber with a wispy white head that quickly disappears. There are some light fruity notes in the nose as well as buttery tones (diacetyl). In the taste there are some sweet caramel tones and just a whisp of fruitiness (candied cherries, ripe apples) in the finish. Unfortunately the brew seems a bit thin.

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Cherokee Red Ale from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
74 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.