Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 1,111 | Reviews: 215 | Display Reviews Only:
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:
4/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: poured into a pilsner glass to a clear light gold with a two finger dense and soapy white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of clean grain and some citrus with a bit of pine
T: taste is smooth clean and slightly sweet malt with some slight citrus from the hops. swallow is a little spicy and citrusy
M: this beer is fairly light on the mouth but it stays away from being watery. carbonation is soft and slightly prickly and the finish is refreshing
O: a quality american lager with zero adjuncts. no real faults and it's very clean and refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 19:25:04 | More by SHODriver
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.