Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by adam42381:
3.65/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear medium yellow with a huge 3-4 finger fluffy eggshell white head. Excellent head retention and lacing.
Smell: Sweet cereal grains, honey and a touch of grapefruit bitterness.
Taste: Pale and bready malts up front followed by a touch of herbal spiciness in the middle before ending with a little more pale malt and bitter grapefruit at the finish. Aftertaste is mildly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a fairly low amount of carbonation. The texture is a bit oily and slick.
Drinkability: Decent drinkability. If the mouthfeel was better, I'd want another.
Overall: Pretty good beer overall. I think it hit most of the notes you'd want from a pale lager. Definitely worth a try.
Serving type: can
07-18-2012 21:15:25 | More by adam42381
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass.
Golden amber pour with a bright white a frothy head. This beer is crystal clear with lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. The lacing is fine but irregular but does stay with the glass. The aroma is classic lager- biscuit and grassy, mild hops. There are hints of tropical fruits, but they are illusive at best. The body of this beer is heavier than expected from a lager, but the difference is welcoming. The palate is crisp and clean with nice malty notes balanced nicely with a piney hop bitterness. The hops continue through the finish and linger for a good 20 seconds. Overall, a very well done lager and a fantastic sessionable beer.
Serving type: can
04-04-2014 03:31:19 | More by JeffH
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Unremarkable but pleasant enough aroma. Gorgeous, classic head with considerable staying power. Blond appearance belies a tasty beer. Medium body with clean finish.
[I am copying these notes over from RateBeer ... it does not require as long of review. I tasted this some time ago so I can't add anything.]
Serving type: on-tap
03-31-2014 02:34:32 | More by marzenfannm
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.