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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Localís Light is a light, yet very tasty lager. The light pilsen malt creates a soft and subtle flavor profile that finishes crisp and clean on your palate.

Localís Light is a perfect beer for the seasoned craft brew enthusiast and someone new to microbrews. When Shortís first opened, there was not a great deal of craft beer available in the area. Joe Short wanted to create a beer that would appeal to new craft beer drinkers who lived in Michigan, and introduce them to the complex flavors of other beer styles.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (506) - - JUL 24, 2014
Draft. Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste are pale malts. Very thin bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). The (newer?) bottled version of this beer has a more colorful label and goes by "Localís American Lager", but I confirmed with an employee via a phone call that itís the same beer and that they call it "Localís Light" at the brewpub. Looks solid; a fairly transparent gold with white head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells mildly hoppy with notes of lager yeast and a touch of sweetness form the pils malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An easy-drinking sessionable lager.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukedarock (142) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Best light beer ive had, very drinkable and ultra smooth, but without much compromising of flavor, damn good

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mchenry13 (5) - - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Great beer for those who yearn for the beach or boat. Light and crisp, yet flavorful with reminders of a wheat beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
Mostly clear pale yellow straw color. Minimal white head. Big white corn flavor, little else. Light body. Crisp, lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Mild sweet taste, light bitter. Solid light lager, with a good finish to it. as light beers go I rate at the top of the malt heap.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle thanks to mike. nose is full of a corn and pils malt. pours fairly clear, very pale yellow, almost no head. thankfully it tastes a little better than it smells. a touch sweet and sugary. could stand to dry out a little and increase the carbonation. otherwise, not offensive or great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
tap. Pale golden with small head. As light beers go, this is pretty decent, but itís a style that underwhelms. Iíd rather have just about anything else Shorts makes.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
I am absolutely hoping this was a skunked bottle. I will re-rate this with the second bottle I have in the fridge. It was had at a tasting on January 13. The pour is decent. Itís a foggy gold with a decent white head, leaving no lace. This is the last of the good. The aroma smells like you just drained a can of processed crab meat, and poured the juice into a glass. Awful. The taste is just as awful, and itís trying to rot my palate as it sits there. Like I said, I am definitely hoping that the bottle was just skunked and the second one will be better. A re-rate to come

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpongeRuiner (672) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Very light and easy drinking. Almost seems like a shandy type lager with a lot of lemon. A slight black pepper feel as it goes down. A big bready finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1858) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy light yellow color with a medium foamy head that fades slowly and leaves a little soapy lacing. Aroma is grass, lemons, grain, and light skunk. Crisp lager taste with some nice grass and lemony hops. I think the light skunkiness is just because the bottles is a few months old. Stinging, fizzy carbonation. Not bad overall but not something I enjoy drinking very often.


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