Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.9/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz tall-boy can with a freshness date on the bottom.
LOOK: Healthy looking froth, bright golden color show a perfect clarity
SMELL: Bread crust, ripe peaches, biscuity, herbal, passion fruit, spice, clean
TASTE: Very smooth, medium body, crisp snap, biscuity, malt sweetness, herbal, spicy, mild fruitiness, dried grass, clean drying finish
Does this mean that 2013 will be year of the lager and New Belgium is just ahead of the curve on this one? The did get it right with opting for tall-boy size and at 5.0% it is still within the "sessionable" range. Very well balanced and great use of hops here which makes this one of the most interesting pale lagers on the market today.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2012 01:20:10 | More by Jason
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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.