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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,136 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 32
Gots: 61 | 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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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-04-2013 22:23:22 | More by drummermattie02
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agammon

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-04-2013 00:30:47 | More by agammon
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priwen

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-03-2013 13:35:54 | More by priwen
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-02-2013 08:38:12 | More by justinm4bama
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-01-2013 03:40:47 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Heretodaygonetomorrow

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-31-2013 19:13:36 | More by Heretodaygonetomorrow
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into pilsener glass, best before 1/27/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, apple, pear, cracker, bready grain, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, pepper, apple, cracker, bready grain, floral, grass, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and good complexity of hop/malt notes; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale lager. Very nice balance of hop/malt flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable and refreshing offering.

Serving type: can

01-31-2013 04:06:21 | More by superspak
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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richeddi

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

01-29-2013 18:05:03 | More by richeddi
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25%

01-27-2013 23:42:00 | More by Lagerquestrian
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-27-2013 03:40:32 | More by lupercmda
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TimMack

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-23-2013 23:51:07 | More by TimMack
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-23-2013 22:31:33 | More by wo87810
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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-21-2013 18:48:50 | More by leedorham
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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2013 18:08:54 | More by rfreed
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JHull

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2013 01:04:35 | More by JHull
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srandycarter

California

3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear honey, as expected, nice white head, TONS of cling lace. Very inviting.

S - malty, grainy, somewhat sweet with a slight floral background.

T - Very similar to smell, as to be expected with a pale lager.

M - Light body, good carb, nice clean balance.

D - Good beer. I would have another.

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 05:24:28 | More by srandycarter
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mscudder

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served into a pint.

A - Transparent straw hue with a touch of orange. Large pale head with composition of concise bubbles. Fair retention and lacing.

S - Wheat, straw, pale malts. Like the light lagers,less the funky gross notes.

T - Sweet for a lager. Follows the nose and the flavor is fairly bland. A beer that benefits from a chilled can. Feels exposed as it warms.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation.

O - What I expected: a drinkable lager which is a good substitute for those crappy light lagers you are looking to throw back on particular evenings.

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 04:35:36 | More by mscudder
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-19-2013 17:08:44 | More by capuchinpilates
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gregoryhersh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-19-2013 00:02:13 | More by gregoryhersh
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elcrawl

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-15-2013 03:17:53 | More by elcrawl
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-14-2013 22:15:28 | More by Bin33chef
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mjshearer1

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Like a lager should be. Standard gold color, nothing too fancy.

S: Smells like a lager should be as well. If Budweiser got rid of it's stank and actually was brewed with any amount of effort, it'd smell like this.

T: Muted hops, clean finish, refreshing.

M: Light body, lots of carbonation

O: It's a decent brew, certainly one that I'd recommend to someone looking to get their foot in the door of the craft beer world.

Serving type: can

01-14-2013 21:53:57 | More by mjshearer1
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Sbragg85


3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-14-2013 20:22:37 | More by Sbragg85
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MordorMongo


3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-14-2013 17:03:30 | More by MordorMongo
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,136 ratings.