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Mountain Light - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 28.17%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2003)
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Photo of Deuane


1/5  rDev -64.8%

On tap as a sample (thank God) at the Brewgrass Festival.

I have a hard time reading some of the positive reviews about this "beer". This may have been one of the worst beers (micro or not) I have ever had.

This offering had absolutely nothing to offer....looked like dishwater a whitish/yellow thing with a foamy large bubbly head. Aroma, if you can call it that was not like beer but more of burnt corn/dishwater.

Taste---what taste?

Mouthfeel---What mouthfeel---Perrier has more mouthfeel than this!

D-You have got to be kidding---give me a BMC over this anyday---what an awful rendition of a light / crossover beer. If people coming to this brewpub are looking for a BMC clone this is not it, give them something to get started enjoying craft beer....the proverbial beer with training wheels...not water with training wheels in it!

10-14-2007 05:28:07 | More by Deuane
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1.25/5  rDev -56%

04-29-2014 20:14:47 | More by atrocity
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1.53/5  rDev -46.1%

Color is light yellow in appearance. The smell is uneventfull and well lacking. Taste is that or a typical light beer and is no better that the standard one out there. Mouthfeel is watery and fizzy. Overall can any one brew a light beer that taste like a good primium beer. We can drink it but then again we will not look to drink it again.

01-29-2012 00:42:20 | More by barleyroad
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1.68/5  rDev -40.8%

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Received in a mixed 6-pack from my friend Jody.

A: Bright straw with minimal white head (not much carbonation release on opening) that dissipates quickly.

S: Corn and sulfur

T: This beer is a combination of dirt, some vegetative flavors, sulfur and solventy off-flavors

M: It is definitely light in body but way too low on carbonation.

O: Drainpour and probably one of 2 or 3 drainpours lifetime. Really bad. Not sure if it was mishandled or what.

10-17-2013 03:50:37 | More by argock
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2/5  rDev -29.6%

06-30-2013 17:45:54 | More by mrfrancis
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2/5  rDev -29.6%

04-16-2012 00:00:42 | More by GMan
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

10-14-2012 17:22:54 | More by GeoCait
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

06-01-2014 18:50:16 | More by Viperman1316
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

11-29-2013 00:18:39 | More by swgwilt
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North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev -17.3%

This beer (and I use the label beer loosely) takes Light to a whole new level. Had it not had the color and smell of a light beer I would have swore I was drinking water. I will note that I tasted this at a beer festival and was tasting a variety of styles so it might have been over powered, that didn't affect any of the other beers that day, but in the interest of fairness I wanted to note that.

The color and smell were dead on for the style. However, to say the taste was laking is an understatement of quite a large proportion. I would compare this to alcohol enhanced water.

The beer by no means had a bad taste nor did it leave me searching for something to wash it out with. Quite the opposite it left no taste at all. I hope this is better than what I actually taste, if not I would recommend going to the local grocery or convience store and picking up a 12 pack of South Paw Light over this beer.

04-17-2003 05:33:48 | More by Loki
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

12-05-2012 18:00:23 | More by tnflyguy
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2.68/5  rDev -5.6%

Appearance: Pours out a clear body with only a slight yellow tinge to it and capped by a small-sized, sudsy, white head.

Smell: Vapid, meager maltiness in the nose and that's that.

Taste: No more than a hint of malt, a hint of sweetness, and a hint of hops (though no real bitterness). Clean albeit empty finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Simple and sufficient; it's a light beer, alright!

05-09-2010 22:38:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
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2.7/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

08-04-2007 18:01:41 | More by witster18
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2.73/5  rDev -3.9%

Bottle poured into glass. See-through yellow like a shit beer, but significantly better. Half inch thick, white head. Smelled like an American light lager. Weak lacing. Decent beer, but not preiswert as the Germans say. "Price worthy", I'd rather save myself $2 and get a six pack of Keystone Light.

12-05-2010 19:18:36 | More by austinhensley
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

09-15-2012 04:17:47 | More by Dragon17
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Appearance - very pale yellow, practically void of any color at all. Frisky head spritzes up to a finger, then down to an incomplete cover. This almost looks too light even for a light beer.

Aroma - clean grain on the pour, going lighter after the head is gone. Par for a light, which tends to be sub-par in general.

Taste - grainy and lemony. Con't really tell if it's hops or carbonation after that, I'd lean towards the bubbles. Zesty, refreshing and unmistakeably tart.

Mouthfeel - light and extremely bubbly.

Drinkability - competent summer quencher but not my kind of session beer.

05-11-2005 17:03:42 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

01-11-2012 05:18:35 | More by khargro2
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

09-23-2013 19:45:33 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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2.8/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

09-02-2008 23:49:25 | More by tburkhart
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North Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

01-01-2004 23:02:02 | More by GCBrewingCo
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

03-07-2004 22:27:34 | More by coasterfreak75
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

02-10-2012 15:06:04 | More by tfsimpkins
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

02-20-2011 20:08:54 | More by hdf561
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

08-12-2014 03:50:53 | More by LukeGude
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

11-15-2011 05:20:55 | More by Lawnboy33
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Mountain Light from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
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