Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by dannydetox:
4/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
shift is, as i reckon it was intended to be, a session beer when you want something simple, yet interesting that you can consume multiple rounds without feeling too full or too buzzed. pours a golden yellow lager color, but leaves rings of suds on the side of the glass unlike the typical american macros. the aromas are my favorite part: chardonnay-like tropical fruit from the nelson(?) hops with notes of lemon peel. maybe a bit of crystal malt in the back. i get more mango as the beer slides over the palate. the drawback? a very thin mouthfeel gives this beer a watery feeling. still, i like it and would definitely bring this one along to a cans only venue or a hiking trip. added bonus - the blue and silver can looks mighty close to a red bull can. this might make for a good street sipper or road beer.
Serving type: can
07-28-2012 04:33:46 | More by dannydetox
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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.