Mountain Light | Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
15
Avg:
2.77
pDev:
26.71%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Deuane
1/5  rDev -63.9%
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!

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1.25/5  rDev -54.9%

Photo of barleyroad
1.56/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 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.

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Photo of argock
1.75/5  rDev -36.8%
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.

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Photo of Punisher
1.89/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Taste was horrible and flat.

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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2/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Viperman1316
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Loki
2.4/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
2.51/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LJWalker
2.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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!

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Photo of austinhensley
2.7/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of witster18
2.72/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.72/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tburkhart
2.79/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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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.

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Mountain Light from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
2.77 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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