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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,223 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 36
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2012)
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

TheWillMitch, Aug 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

MinorThreat, May 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

DeirdreE, May 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Flathead_Monster, Nov 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

zestd, Aug 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

abernethyj, Jul 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Nihilistkid, Apr 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

30helens, Aug 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

beerdhabelly, Oct 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Azeotrope, Mar 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

ohtheguilt, Jul 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

kingmaker, Aug 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Hoganlaw, Dec 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

lucasj82, Apr 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

dogfish7, Jul 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

herrburgess, Aug 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

CycleHops, Jul 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Guybrush, Sep 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Arsenal0328, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Starts nice with a good appearance - pale golden, honeyed look, with medium sized white head that laces well. Nose was alright too with some floral citrus, which was a bit surprising for a LAGER. Palate though had some soft malt sweetness, but then also this quasi-ureic quality that was off-putting, but also not clearly a flawed or ruined example (it wasn't lightstruck, infected, etc.). The floral citrus just sort of runs into a urea like flavor that isn't so nice. Finishes semi sweet. Seems ale-like in many ways.

yemenmocha, May 05, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
2.81/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 16-oz can into a pilsner glass. Pours a golden-straw color, lots of clarity with a very, very, very slight bit of hazy. Steady stream of carbonation bubbles rising to the top of a relatively thick, ghost-white head that lasts much longer than expected. Nose is very yeast-heavy; bread, biscuits, and wheat are abundant. Deeper down in the aroma I get a bit of corn and mild sweetness. Hops are faintly present, but give way pretty quickly to the rest of the aromas. The taste is pretty basic - reasonable helping of hops up front, somewhat rose-like, mild citrus and pine; bready and malty with a touch of sweetness, and again, a huge dose of corn and wheat from the middle to the finish. Very crisp and clean thanks to the heavy carbonation. Thin-medium body.

I did not enjoy the abundance of corn that I was tasting... it wasn't awful, but it wasn't enjoyable, either. Lackluster beer overall, there are many better pale lagers out there. Hell, I'd probably take a PBR over this. Uninspired and blah.

tectactoe, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Poured a two finger creamy white head. Nice and dense, some foamy lacing and nice retention. Extremely pale straw color, near-water clarity.

S- Light bodied malts, Amarillo hops maybe? Straw and sweet smelling grains.

T- Light flavor, strong pale ale taste with a grainy flavor that must be the lager creeping in.

M- Light yet grainy feel. Not the best.

O- Passable, drinkable beer with a nice American Pale Ale sort of taste, with a Lager body. Nothing special though.

Murrhey, Jul 21, 2012
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 1,223 ratings.