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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 6   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Local’s 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.

Local’s Light is a perfect beer for the seasoned craft brew enthusiast and someone new to microbrews. When Short’s 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (580) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy wheat yellow. Quickly dissipating nose. Cereal nose. A little marshmallow sweetness. Mild grassy hops. Taste is crisp and just a bit sweet. Lemon hops in the background. Drinks easy. What a light lager should be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6156) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma has grass, grain, biscuit, bread, hints of slight vanilla, honey in there and a touch floral. Taste is a mix of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of vanilla, honey, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Not bad. Bottle reads short’s local’s american lager.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHANER4 (479) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle, label read local’s american lager. Poured clear dandelion color with small white head. Aroma - lucky charms cereal with mild floral hop scent. Taste - cereal, marshmallow, yeast and nice floral crispness. Palate - thin body but not watered down. Initial sweetness followed by a crisp finish. Overall - best lager I ever had. I only purchased one and wish I had more. Perfect anytime kind of beer. Easy to drink and abv is low!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3569) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle: Hazed, light gold...small white head. Light grain, corn aroma. Corn husk, grain malt, a hint of pils...grass taste. Not bad, a little stale, probably pretty crisp and bright on tap.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (4267) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
pours hazy very light yellow with a thin white cap, little retention, no lacing. sweetish pils and honeyed malts, wort and apple juice - malt extract, touch of caramel and corn, grass and pepper, minerals, fusel, clean yeast. moderately low carbonation, light body - oily for its abv, dry grassy-peppery-herbal finish. tastes like a ’’good’’ macro light - nothing else. innofensive by definition.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Lactic corn/barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head and effervescence. Sweet corn, barley malt and hay flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - 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 (5319) - Indiana, 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 "Local’s American Lager", but I confirmed with an employee via a phone call that it’s the same beer and that they call it "Local’s 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 (147) - 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.


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