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Mountain Light - Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
70
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 27.21%
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 ChainGangGuy
2.68/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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!

ChainGangGuy, May 09, 2010
Photo of atrocity
1.25/5  rDev -55.8%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
2/5  rDev -29.3%

mrfrancis, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Brent
3.73/5  rDev +31.8%
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.

Brent, Oct 11, 2004
Photo of Deuane
1/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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!

Deuane, Oct 14, 2007
Photo of argock
1.68/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

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.

argock, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

brewdlyhooked13, May 11, 2005
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.

GCBrewingCo, Jan 01, 2004
Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of nrbw23
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

nrbw23, Oct 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

khargro2, Jan 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

WynnO, Sep 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

BlueMoon10, Apr 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +41.3%

fishguyac, Feb 27, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

swgwilt, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of mwar
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

mwar, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of LukeGude
3/5  rDev +6%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Viperman1316
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Viperman1316, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Greasy
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Greasy, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Loki
2.35/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Loki, Apr 17, 2003
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Mountain Light from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
70 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.