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Short's Local's Light - Short's Brewing Company

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2007)
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Reviews by GRPunk:
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a tall Pilsener glass.

It's so hard to rate this "to style," but I'll give it a shot.

A- It barely develops a head before it vanishes quickly, clean, straw body with medium- heavy carbonation. There's a little sediment left in the bottle after a careful pour (that's a tad concerning).

S- Very malty and sweet, like a sweetened cereal. Very light, grassy hops? Some doughy aromas.

T- Yep, it's a light lager. Malty with some berry-like esters. More flavor than the B-M-C light/lite beers. Maybe more like their "regular" counterparts. Very light, grassy/spicy hops. Dryish finish.

M- More full-bodied than expected. Medium carbonation. Clean finish.

O- Given the style, it's pretty solid. I'd choose it over the usual suspects, given a decent pricing point. Probably a great lawn mower beer. That said, I'm not going to seek it out. Having seen it on tap lists before, I'd be confident in ordering it when I really want something on the lighter side.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 23:22:02 | More by GRPunk
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could drink this beer all day. Sometimes I'm in the mood for something that's not an in-your-face IPA or stout, and this is easy to drink, with a nice malty flavor and just the right amount of carbonation. Don't be fooled by "light" in the name, it is a full-bodied beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2014 20:59:40 | More by chriszuma
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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - very light straw yellow. No head or lacing at all

Smell - Oats/ grains and straw. Not much hoppiness to it at all

Taste - get a lot of cereal grains

Mouthfeel - light, crisp, and easy to drink

Overall - fun alternative to the Big lagers, but nothing special

Serving type: bottle

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3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy light pale lager in color. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of bready and corn-like malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by corn-like malts. Only slight amounts of hops and associated bitterness are noticeable, but there are enough to prevent any sweetness. There is no bad aftertaste compared to some of the other beers in the style.
M: It feels light-to medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed to be fuller in body compared to the light lagers made by macro breweries, but didn't have any offensive flavors in the taste or aftertaste.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shorts Local LIght is from Bellaire, Michigan

This is Shorts version of a drinkable lager such as budlight or other domestic beers.

It pours a pale gold, and you can see through it in the glass. Has a decent head, which is leaves a white lace. Smells like the typical yeasty and "beer" smelling lagers. It is crisp tasting lager, but does not offer much in ways of complex flavors. Very yeasty tasting overall, but it has a refreshing a crisp aftertaste which is nice.

Drinkability: This is a very drinkable beer in the sense that you could pound a six pack without any problems. If you are at a tailgate and are wanting to drink several beers throughout the day, this would be an excellent craft alternative to BL, ML, and other domestic lagers. Not a beer that I would pick up when looking for a unique sensory experience.

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Short's Local's Light from Short's Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.