Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is currently ranked #14 in the American Pale Lager category. With a score of only 83%, this is certainly not a popular style.
Served in a Stone Brewing Co. pint glass.
A: Poured a clear, sunflower yellow color with a sticky white head that stuck around for a while.
S: I got some sweet barley and corn upfront along with a substantial amount of fruity goodness considering the style.
T: It totally drank as an IPA once it hit my palate, but once the flavors were fully release, the yeast (as opposed to grapefruit-like citrus) took center stage. Delicious!
M: I like the spritzy carbonation which made this all the more drinkable. There was lots of lacing left on the glass, but the palate came out clean overall, with just a nice bitter kick at the end.
O: I think deserves a higher rating for sure and will keep this one in mind come pool season.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2012 20:52:22 | More by Chaney
More User Reviews:
3.31/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can > Mason Pint
A - Nice clear gold with one finger of soapy white head, very small dotty lacing.
S - Grainy, a little dark dirty earthy hops.
T - Biscuit dough malt, a little citrus, grain.
M - Medium, ok.
O - Bleh, one note kinda beer. Just is grainy and malty
Serving type: can
03-09-2014 18:56:41 | More by Omnium
4.08/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Shift – Pale Lager (5%) – New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado)
App: Deep golden color with hints of copper in direct light. Rocky white head throws up one finger, settling to a half that retains well with a constant stream of bubbles feeding it from the bottom.
Smell: Aroma is light and bready and slightly metallic, with some subtle noble hops character.
Taste: Essentially follows nose. Foretaste is light and cereal with some hops bitterness coming through, especially on the aftertaste. A lot maltier and more in line with a Bohemian Pilsner in terms of flavor, but with significant hopping that balances it well. This beer is super easy to drink and probably one of my favorite lagers. Perfect for the lake or lawn. Actually prefer this out of the can rather than draft.
Mouth: Light and crisp. Flavors linger lightly, but do not coat the tongue. Carb is spot on.
Home tasting, 16oz can into Pilsner Glass. 2/28/14.
Serving type: can
03-01-2014 00:50:05 | More by ZoomanCru
3.91/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appears a clear, pale golden amber, thin cap of weakly foamy bubbly ecru head, which leaves bleedling striated lace around the glass.
It smells of lighllty bready pale malt, a faint caramel sweetness, middling citrus and drupe fruit, earthy yeast, and soft leafy, earrthy hops. The taste is fruity pale malt, fruit yeast esteres, and fruity hops - ok , some grain and caramel, white wine, and tame melon.
Bubbles are low, supportive, body adeqquate med weight, and generally smooth, mildly tacky. Finishes offdry, bready malt and floral, leafy hops.
Good amalgam of styles, very altbier-esque. Fruity, winy, and pretty enjoyable.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2014 00:55:59 | More by biboergosum
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
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