Cherokee Red Ale | Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Tennessee, United States
coppercellar.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
16.56%
 
 
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0
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3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, fizzy white mousse that recedes quickly, leaving very little lacing.

S: Aromas of butterscotch, brown butter, caramel, toffee, nougat, honey roasted nuts, and mild, lemony hops are present on the nose.

T: Notes of minerals, grass, herbs, lemon, brown butter, butterscotch, caramel, toffee, almond nougat, honey roasted nuts, dates, and overripe apricot in the mouth. Finish is sweet and mildly toasty with notes of brown butter, caramel, nuts, toffee, lemon, and apricot.

M: On the lighter side of medium and quite dry. Carbonation is crisp to the point of being intense. Goes down fairly easily and quenches thirst quickly.

O: I have not tried many beers from this brewery, but so far nothing has impressed me. This ale, unfortunately, is no exception. It is not bad by any means, but lacks the depth and complexity of many of the better amber and red ales out there. I would not turn it down, however, and could see it being a good accompaniment to a simple meal of grilled meats and vegetables. I think it could also be a good gateway brew for those just getting into American craft ales.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Buried deep in the heart of the Smoky Mountains lies a beer with the crisp, clean, and balanced taste that satisfies any occasion, and cuisine, and any mood- their Cherokee Ale is it!

The beer comes alive with a medium copper, clear appearance with a sheet of white froth that proves long lasting and leaving spotty lace in its wake.

Aromas of candied grain, sweet confectioner's sugar, floral hops and mild cereal become the balanced aromas that side slightly toward the malts. Its an appetizing scent that conjures up comparisons to Yeungling, except better.

Much more balanced in taste, the grainy-sweet upstart joins with the taste of bread crust, acorn, dry caramel. candied apple and a mild herbal taste with a balanced, bitter, citrus hop finish. It's a delicate and rustic ale that's uncomplicated in its taste, through and through.

Medium-light in body, its crisp and clean texture finishes grainy-dry with a mild minty herbal warmth and fleeting sweetness.

Cherokee is the perfect beer for a wide range of events, foods, or attitudes. Where it won't blow you away with its strength, complexity, or uniqueness- it satisfies the palate on all fronts and with ease.

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Cherokee Red Ale from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
3.08 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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