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
Ranking:
#44,187
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
150
pDev:
14.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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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
3.42/5  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

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Short's Local's Light from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 150 ratings