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Mountain Light - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Mountain LightMountain Light

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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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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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-29-2013 21:52:54 | More by WOLFGANG
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2/5  rDev -29.6%

06-30-2013 17:45:54 | More by mrfrancis
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1.25/5  rDev -56%

04-29-2014 20:14:47 | More by atrocity
Photo of Brent


3.73/5  rDev +31.3%

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.

10-11-2004 17:04:27 | More by Brent
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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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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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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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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3.75/5  rDev +32%

11-22-2012 03:35:54 | More by hollywood_15063
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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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3/5  rDev +5.6%

11-15-2011 05:20:55 | More by Lawnboy33
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

02-10-2012 15:06:04 | More by tfsimpkins
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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-23-2013 00:12:05 | More by BlueMoon10
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4/5  rDev +40.8%

02-27-2013 02:48:14 | More by fishguyac
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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-01-2012 22:09:55 | More by mwar
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

11-29-2013 00:18:39 | More by swgwilt
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

08-12-2014 03:50:53 | More by LukeGude
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

06-01-2014 18:50:16 | More by Viperman1316
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

04-28-2014 23:35:17 | More by KerryCummins1977
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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

03-02-2014 02:29:01 | More by Greasy
Photo of Loki

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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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

10-14-2012 17:22:54 | More by GeoCait
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2/5  rDev -29.6%

04-16-2012 00:00:42 | More by GMan
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Mountain Light from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
70 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.