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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3000) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Bottle: thanks, Jeff! Hazed, bright straw color with almost no head, just a soapy white collar. Aroma is full of sweet bread & grain, lots of lemon zest, a touch of crisp apple, & a fresh helping of lager yeast. Taste is light & crisp with some light bread, grain, faint DMS, lager yeast, mild lemon zest, & a touch of corn-like sweetness in the finish. A touch metallic with even more DMS in the aftertaste. A decent crafted lager if you’re looking to throw back a bunch.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
grass, floral, golden, clear, light sweetness, light body, A light easy beer to drink

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
eaglebones (64) - Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear pale yellow with short-lived white head. Aroma is bread with slight floral notes. Thin body with light carbonation (like flat soda). Not much going on with taste. Sweet, bready flavor with hints of fruit. Okay for a light beer. However, I wouldn’t have bought it had I known it was a light beer, but unfortunately, Shorts has chosen to leave that tidbit off their packaging.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2169) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle shared with myself at club wakonda. ..nice clean smooth easy drinking..good light

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ebone1988 (307) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma is bready, sweet, has a Belgian yeast quality about it. Appearance is yellow. That’s about the best way to describe it. Taste is a mess. Super light but the breadiness and weird Belgian yeast taste come through with a vengeance. Mouthfeel is flat. Nothing to it really. Overall, I wasn’t expecting much and boy did it deliver on that.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear pale brew with fizzy head that immediately passes. Aroma of some bready malt and floral hops. Taste is mild sweet bread at that start with a mild fruity / floral finish. This is better than the average light beer - but the fruity / floral character does not give it much punch. I probably would not have bought it if the work "light" was in the title, it was labeled simply Local Lager.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (787) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Supremely cloudy medium yellow with no head to mention. Scent is lemon and faint wheat, freshly waxed furniture, indistinct fruitiness and wildflowers, corniness beneath that is pleasant. Subtle carbonation for the style, crisp finish, oily mouthfeel. Light, syrupy, but nice pilsner taste; grass, lemon, pilsener malts, subtle corn, very sweet and syrupy. Like a much better high life or corona.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2323) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a very, very pale yellow with a very thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slight biscuit and some floral. Flavor follows with a nice floral finish. Not bad for what it is supposed to be, but still yuck. My bottle had the "Shorts Local" label and not the Shorts Local Light.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frothmeister (623) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
12fl oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head that quickly disappeared. Aromas of yeast, light lemon oil, bready notes, and some faint sweet corn. Taste wise, there is a very strong wine cooler undertone and corn syrup up front that leads into watery malt notes, and a finish heavy with cheap white wine notes. I don’t hate it, but it tastes a little too much like a "malt beverage" and not beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
For what it is, this is quite a good American lager... While not a style that I’m usually fond of, this beer has some crisp fruity yeast esters and a clean, slightly sweet malt profile. The finish has some very slight citrus / pine hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (675) - 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.


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