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

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Short's Local's LightShort's Local's Light

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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-25-2007

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 135
Reviews by SportsandJorts:
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: very weak yellow color. Perfect clarity. Small head that leaves nothing behind

Smell: fairly weak but smells like very subtle lager yeast

Taste: smooth and crisp lager taste.

Mouthfeel: very light. Good crispness

Overall: this beer isn't super tastey. But it is extremely drinkable and pleasant for a light lager. Easily the best light lager I have had but I can't give it perfect ratings just because there is certainly room for improvement, although I don't know where in a light lager

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got a bottle of Short's Local's Light last week in their new variety pack for $19.99 at Boyne Country Provisions. I've had this beer when I visited Short's earlier this year, but since they released in bottles for the first time I thought I would give it a proper review, so lets see how it goes. It just showed up recently so I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an Short's Imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice and it reminds me of the view of some of the lakes around Short's Brewing Company. It poured a slightly hazy pale straw yellow color that took on a golden hue when held to the light with two fingers worth of white head that quickly died down to a thin ring and didn't leave any lacing behind. This was a nice looking Light Lager, but it was a little hazy for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a pretty high amount of medium sweetness followed by grainy, slightly bready, sweet malt and cracker like malt aromas followed by some typical Lager yeast aroma. The aroma was nice for a Light Lager and it was very true to style.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by some bready, cracker, grainy, and sweet malts flavor that hold up nicely and impart just about enough malt flavor that this style can handle. Up next comes the lager yeast along with a real light doughy yeast flavor. On the finish there was no bitterness whatsoever, just a little more sweetness taking it's place and it had a bready and grainy aftertaste that faded fast. This was a pretty good Light Lager and it was very true to style.

M- Very smooth, a little crisp, clean, slightly creamy, light bodied, with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The Mouthfeel worked well with this beer and it was very true to style.

Overall I thought this was an ok beer and very good example of the style, it was very true to style and it had all the aspects that I look for in the style, so far I would say there's hasn't been a Light Lager that I enjoy drinking more than this one. This beer had great drinkability, it was very smooth, clean, not filling, but the flavors didn't do the best job at holding my attention, but this style never does and as a session and all day drinking beer goes this is a good example of it and I think drinking a six pack through out the day wouldn't be a problem. What I liked the most about this beer was the how true to style it was, Short's didn't do anything crazy with this one, it's just a quality Light Lager the way it should be. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, I thought it was a little hazy for the style. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for the style and if I had a choice between this and all the other popular Light Lagers I would take this one for sure. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the style and it might make for a good brew to ease someone into to the Short's lineup. All in all I was happy with this beer, I love good craft beer as much as the next person but there's always a time and a place for a Light Lager and if I'm going to drink one I would prefer a quality one and that's exactly what this beer is. Good Job Shorts.

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Photo of JMoney777
4.69/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Top notch lager. Better flavor than most other craft brews, though subtle.

You NEED to have it off the tap though. Bottled loses a lot of flavor and everything that makes it good.

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Photo of chriszuma
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
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

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

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a bright yellow clear body with a thin white head that fades to a ring quickly and a gentle carbonation.

S- The DMS hint of cooked corn leads to some dry field corn notes in the finish.

T- The club soda flavor has a slight sweetness but is well lagered as the pils malt and field corn flavor in the finish are more dry. The field corn takes on more of a breakfast cereal flavor as the beer opens up.

M- The light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has a very light flavor and is a very clean lager. There is not much Pils malt flavor compared to other competing flavors.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

A white head makes an effort and manages maybe 1/4 of a finger of wispy foam. That fades to just a little surface foam on top of a completely clear and extremely bright pale gold brew. It is capable of some decent lacing, though, leaving a ring at the top of the glass followed by some spotting.
The nose is pale malts, crackery and dry but countered by a light sweetness and some lemon. There's a little bit of an unoffensive kind of must I wouldn't quite call earthy and a little apple flesh.
The taste is much the same with a little less dryness, the malts more bread and biscuit, a little grassiness, some white fruit flesh with a slight tanginess and a little sweetness, and lemon zest. Grains run into the finish.
The body is light but with some depth and feel to it. It's crisp and it's fairly smooth considering. it's clean for the most part but with a slight slickness coming into the end.

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Photo of king75
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of enelson
3.07/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 tommy5
3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Emnmarko
4.06/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Extremely pale blonde in color. Plenty of carbonation with a one finger head that quickly dissipates to a light halo. Minimal lacing.

S- Pleasant malt aromas of fresh baked bread. A little fruity.

T- Mellow malts, like ma's banana fresh banana bread. A sweet fruity feel but it isn't overbearing. Little to no aftertaste. Very satisfying for a light lager.

M- Crisp and clean like a light beer should be.

O- The flavor got me! I really enjoyed it. This is a good beer for active summer activities. A unique take on a light lager.

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