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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,301 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,301
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 45
Gots: 137 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,301 | Reviews: 226
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2.91/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdphill
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmbranum
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in Newton, Kansas. Brought home to Oklahoma.

Poured from a chilled 12 oz can into a wine glass.

Very pretty clear golden liquid with a white head. Nice grainy aroma.

Flavor is nice and crisp. Nicely balanced. Starts dry and finishes sweet. Very bread-like with some hoppy herbal notes. I would describe it as a hoppier than expected lager.

Very nice mouthfeel with nice levels of prickly carbonation.

An excellent session beer.

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3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klub24
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewqueno
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CIBoy10
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a nice golden lager color. Head is persistent and lacing is very nice.
Smell - Bready lager-type smell with a nice hoppiness. I found it very appealing.
Taste - Piney, floral, hoppiness up front with a beautiful, bready lager finish
Feel - Extremely refreshing with a minimal aftertaste. It feels like a high quality lager with more taste than any AAL would ever ever have.
Overall - To each his own, but I find easy to drink beer with great taste very appealing.

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4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

A- it pours a pale clear golden color with one finger of coarse off white head. The head fades fast, leaving a thin cap of foam. There is a small amount of visible carbonation.

S- pine and floral hops atop a lightly bready lager. A little lackluster on the nose.

T- nice. Bright pine and crisp lager. Lightly bitter finish with a good malt backbone.

M- light, crisp, refreshing.

O- good. Easy drinking and satisfying.

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3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

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Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.