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Mountain Light - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 26.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2003

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 15
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4.75/5  rDev +67.8%

Photo of tfp4268
4.4/5  rDev +55.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is everything it's supposed to be.

Light golden color, small head.

smells like corn juice.

Very light corny flavor with a little hops.

Feels thin.

Very drinkable, my wife can knock back a bunch of these.

All that said, this beer lives up to an American light lager. It blows all the BMC's right out of the water tho. I love Smoky mountain Brewery stuff, I think they're all well made, and hit the style right on the head.

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4/5  rDev +41.3%

Photo of kevinl6
3.84/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I happen to love this brewery. Their beers are much better on tap than they are bottled. The bottles tend to have somewhat of a "vinegar" taste as someone else described. I had this particular one in the bottle, as we brought back a lot from our recent trip to the smoky mountains. I compared this brew to other lights, specifically macro brewery light beers. That being said, on to the charateristics.......It had a very, very light appearance in the glass and poured no head. The smell wasn't bad at all for a light, had a nice 'hoppy' smell. This one didn't have much flavor, but by no means had a bad flavor. Tasted much better than the Bud lights, miller lights, etc. The beer was very light on the palate, which was pretty much expected judging from its appearance. Again, not bad for a light beer IMO. A very easy to drink light beer. I contemplated giving a 5 for drinkability because I could drink several, but a 4.5 was as high as I could go. This beer is as light as they come, but is still much better than any Macro light I've had......I will drink again on occasion.

Photo of Brent
3.75/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A well executed example of the style. Color the expected pale straw. Carbonation was lively, with little head but a nice pattern of Belgian lace down the glass. Mild grain notes in the flavor, with a hint of fruity hops in the background. Finish was clean, tart and palate cleansing. Mouthfeel was a bit seltzery. Beerophiles will undoubtedly choose other offerings from the brewery, but this serves to placate the dedicated light beer drinker who tags along.

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3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of hdf561
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer at 2 different Smoky Mountain Brew pubs in Gaitlinburg, and Pigeon Forge Tn.

Very golden appearance much like you would expect from a light beer

Smell was fine not offensive

Taste was average lighter in my opinion than a normal Light beer

Felt like beer in my mouth which I liked

Very drinkable

Overall an average beer, but a good change from the normal beers, I always like to try different beers at Brew Pubs and this was not a dissapointment.

Photo of apartin
3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

Photo of coasterfreak75
2.96/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My friend got this brew and then changed her mind after one drink. When it came there was absolutly no head and no ring left on the glass. The smell was very floral with just a hint of apples. The taste was very macro, zero hop bite with a clean watery finish. All and all a very refreshing beer, but a taste more macro than micro.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
2.8/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a hazy (not murky) pale straw color. The head lasted but a brief instant and then left forever.

The aroma is canned corn and sweet malt. DMS abides in the aroma. No hop aroma.

The flavor is light, crisp and only has a slight canned corn taste. There is a slight hint of malt in the flavor, but only enough hop bitterness so the beer is not sweet.

The body is watery light and the finish is dry with no aftertaste.

You could drink a ton of this, or use it to wash your glassware.

12 ounce bottle.

Photo of tburkhart
2.79/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a few bottles on a recent trip to the Gatlinburg Brew Pub.

Appearance - very pale golden. Almost wouldn't qualify it as a golden due to the extreme lightness.

Smell - Slight skunked

Taste - Bland. Typical and basic.

Mouthfeel - It's a light beer, what do you expect? Not much there.

Carbonation was next to non existant.

All and all, not very impressive.

Photo of Dragon17
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of witster18
2.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For the genre,..this is a strong effort...which is to say that this is an average brew. Pours light straw with a wispy .5" head that leaves faster than Teenagers at a party with cops pullin up. This is a watered down citrus/tart light lager. I must say it goes down smooth....a bit over-grainy....not sure if the clarity is where it should be. One of the better choices from this brewery but stick to the Hellas. Some berryness to the finish....and a little too much acidity.

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Mountain Light from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
70 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.