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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,462
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
163
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
2
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35
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Gemini6
3.41/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nass
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Classy looking can artwork , great use of color. There is no date on the can. The carbonation is fairly & it looks like your typical pale lager. I'm not getting much on the aroma just some mild hops & really mild fruit citrus but it's nothing like a pale ale aroma. I am getting some corn on the taste as well along with some light hops, well water, & baked biscuit. It leaves a nice lacing on the pilsner glass. All in all it's decent for what it is but I have had better & worse so it's in the middle. Cheers! B

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Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a 12 pack for $11.49. Easy drinking Lager, crisp, and clean. I found it comparable to Hamm’s. The abv is 5.2% now, so they must have tweaked it. I recommend it if you want a bargain Lager to go with food or yard work.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice, clean, crisp light lager with surprisingly smooth feel. Light golden color with a little fading head. Smells faintly of grain, malt and corn. Tastes similarly, along with some caramel and a trace of hops. Mild thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. An enjoyable, definitely sessionable light beer that would be great on a hot summer day.

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

Light yellow color with white cap and decent lacing.

A distinct aroma of clean grain with a bit of floral hopping.

Taste is surprisingly wheat beerish which wasn't what I was expecting. In fact the yeast is the prominent flavor that strikes me first. It's actually rather good in a basic beer sort of way but I don't really get malt, or grain, or grain sweetness in this one. Simple flavors but good ones that come across as clean.

Mild texture with balancing carbonation.

Not bad for a basic brew, food and company friendly.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
2.24/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

12oz can, willi becher. Darker but still light copper body, one finger white head, fair retention, bit of lacing. Smell is estery, with a bit of spice; biscuit, slightly perfume-y. Barley sweetness. Palate is similar, it is totally wrong for a lager. Esters don't belong in a lager; it is banana-forward, a bit spicy, sweet grain, toffee. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, and all wrong here. This is pretty god-awful, almost like a estery, cold barley tea.

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Photo of ISchlitzUnot
1.83/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bought a 12pack of the 5.2% abv rebrand cans. At $11.99 it's very well priced for a craft.
Nothing about the specs of this beer scream "light" .
5.2% abv
150 calories
10 grams carbs

The only thing it's light on is taste. don't get me wrong I'm far from your craft only, home brewed beer snob. I love easy drinking, no frills, cheap beers.

Coming from a large, established craft brewer like Shorts, I just thought they could have done a better take on a good, solid "Everyman" beer. While it is easy drinking, it just lacks anything to make it stand out at all.

In the end, if you like to drink a session of good adjuncts from time to time, you can try this for a little change of pace, but you'll most likely go back to Bud, MGD, Molsen or whatever your go to is.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.94/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tallshmo
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The 2018 rebranded version is 5.2 ABV. This beer drinks like a regular AAL and has the ABV of one, so not sure why it’s being marketed as “Light”. It’s a solid beer that will appeal to the BMC drinker who wants to support local craft. Better than the mainstream, but not one to seek out unless basic lager is your thing.

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Photo of rjd722
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dirkdigles
1.91/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Had this on tap. Without going into detail, it's about on par with bud or Miller lite. In fact, I'd say I prefer Miller. Dunno why anyone would buy this if they knew what it tasted like beforehand. Only thing craft about it is the name.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KennethBeer
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raime
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle grabbed from Meijer for $1.39. Never had a light lager from a craft brewery far as my memory serves me. Let's have a look.

Look - Crystal clarity with a two and a half finger thick white head that sits atop. Moderate carbonation and some surprisingly nice stick for the style.

Smell - Light hop twang foregoing that usual corn water scent well known of the style. Not much in the way of malts. Just light hops and a mineral water quality.

Taste - Turns up a bit from the nose. The hop become slightly floral with the mineral water meeting in the middle. Once again no discernable malt levels to be detected.

Feel - Clean, crisp, with just a touch of bitterness on the tail end. Easy going with no immediate after swallow burps as is typical ( unfortunately ) for the style.

Overall - A nice light lager with a profile that is unlike most. No corn goofiness here. Easy to drink with as much flavor as you could reasonably expect from the style. Wouldn't buy it at the $9.99 pet sixer price point due to the low ABV and the general connotation of light lager reasoning, but nice nonetheless.

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Photo of labisch
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewpubmellon
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
3.47/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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Short's Local's Light from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 163 ratings