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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,271 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,271
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 39
Gots: 112 | 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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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I came across a 12-pack variety of New Belgium and decided to try the pale lager. I haven't been entirely impressed with these types of beers from other brewers but from New Belgium it was very good. The pale lager has a dark tinge with a beautiful white and puffy head along with really good lacing - the best I've seen in quite some time. I was also impressed with the wheaty scent along with the distinctive IPA smell (and the other plus for me was there was none of the over bitterness that comes with an IPA). Overall, it was a great beer and I'm glad I've got a few more to go through.

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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of dcscientist
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Had this one in a can. Good flavor, and a slightly different version of the usual pale. Not super-hoppy as some of their newer offerings tend to be, and I could taste a bit of the fruity flavor that is advertised. It's a little atypical for this brewery, and I'm glad they took a chance to make this style.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Wasatch
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy By: 30 Nov 2014

Pours a very nice dark golden color, very nice carbonation, two-finger creamy white head, which leaves tons of sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy with a nice touch of malts, some citrus, very slight yeast note. The taste is very nice hoppy, with some maltiness, nice touch of citrus. Medium body, with a nice bitter/dry finish. Overall a pretty tasty brew, would buy again.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

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2.3/5  rDev -36.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +18.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,271 ratings.