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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
Ranking:
#43,723
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
49
pDev:
25.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -56%

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2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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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2/5  rDev -29.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +32%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -38.4%
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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3.63/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +32%
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.

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2.72/5  rDev -4.2%
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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1/5  rDev -64.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

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2.8/5  rDev -1.4%
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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2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.59/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +40.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

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Mountain Light from Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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