Short's Local's Light | Short's Brewing Company

Short's Local's LightShort's Local's Light
BA SCORE
18.3%
Liked This Beer
3.36 w/ 142 ratings
Short's Local's LightShort's Local's Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,357
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
142
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.36/5
pDev:
14.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Photo of G-R-Fracassa
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very subtle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this is over the top light, like, too much of its beer identity has been stripped away, and it was almost flavorless and watery feeling to me, not poorly made in any way, i think all of the shorts beers are professionally done, this just doesnt have any character, they went too light with the recipe. the only aspect that i can really appreciate in it is the lager yeast, which has a mild crackery complexion to it and really dries this beer out. the grain is a little sweet for a second, tastes a little corny or something, but then is gone really quickly. i suppose i can see the appeal as an introductory craft beer for a macro convert, but this tastes like a macro lager, and really doesnt seem to offer much of an upgrade to those on the fence. these days, craft lagers are starting to come back into style, and with so many good ones all over the place, this one really doesnt have a purpose for me. one of the weaker offerings i have had from shorts so far, just not enough of a beer for me...

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Photo of Hossst
4.42/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hemlock4888
4.26/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
4.22/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.09/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gravewalker
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau lager glass from a 12 oz bottle on February 5, 2017. Look is bright gold with a thin white head and little lacing. Smell and taste is wheat and sweet malt. Feel is light in body with a crisp finish.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jmich24
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is grainy malts and medium sweetness. The flavor is pale malts, grainy texture, mild fruit, medium sweetness, and a slightly spicy hop/tart finish.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JDoHo
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Figjammin
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junior
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of prototypic
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, no canned on date or freshness information. Acquired a single can as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Reviewing here, since my can reads the name Local's Light, but the colors of the artwork on my can are a bit different than the bottle pictured (same as those listed under Local's). No abv listed on the can anywhere, and BeerAdvocate lists two different abv's. "Ingredients: water, malted barley, hops, yeast".

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A weak pale golden yellow with about a finger of thin bubbly white head that dies out fast. Thin fluffy ring that leaves no real lacing to speak of. Appears well carbonated. Looks ok for what it is.

S - Aroma comes a bit off-putting - grainy & horseradish-y, with notes of overripe pear. Not grainy in a wheaty, clean, or bready sense - more of a rotten fall pear aroma. Interesting, though not entirely pleasant or appealing.

T - Taste follows the nose: a sort of stale grainy / adjunct / corn husk body, meets an overly ripe / rotten fallen pear fruit flavor. Notes of an earthy / grassy / vegetal / peppery sort of flavor begin to emerge as i drink on. I'm not going to hope that this was an old can, but something doesn't seem right.

M - Feel is smooth & crisp, with a fruity / grainy / watery finish. Not particularly easy to drink.

Overall, not a great example of a light lager or American adjunct lager from Short's, i might have had better representations of this style from big boy macro producers. Not recommended by any means, but i might try it again fresh for comparison's sake.

Short's Brew Local's Light -----3.5/5

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukass
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Short's Local's Light from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 18.3% out of 100 with 142 ratings
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