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: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
27
For Trade:
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Photo of heerboth
4.22/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.09/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gravewalker
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtg642
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jmich24
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzlyo
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JDoHo
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Figjammin
3.64/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junior
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
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 -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukass
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of arepwhotravels
5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1st 80 degree day here in Michigan since last summer. I bought Charcoal, hamburger, corn (from Florida I'm sure,) buns, beans, salad and Short's new 6 pack cans of Local's Light (Made here in Michigan). I've just read some of these reviews and I have to say, the poor reviews are by beer snobs who have significant prejudice against Light Lagers. So let me say this. This beer is perfect for what I'm doing, cooking an outdoor summer dinner for my Wife, kids and grand kids. Low ABV, easy to drink, excellent flavor. Perfect Fit, a light beer made in Michigan that everyone's enjoying. Nuff Said, thanks Short's, well done.

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Photo of petersonmatt22
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateDyk47
3.01/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

not much more than a basic light beer

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3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fine for the bmc crowd

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Short's Local's Light from Short's Brewing Company
3.33 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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