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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,170 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,170
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 32
Gots: 77 | 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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Duvel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-09-2013 16:16:33 | More by Duvel
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-09-2013 01:00:31 | More by foxyaardvark27
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2013 20:14:45 | More by PopnLoads
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bdtva

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-06-2013 17:19:49 | More by bdtva
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.19/5  rDev -11.4%

Pours, from a 16oz can, a golden color with crystal clear clarity. Some straw colored hues through out. A soft fizzy head with good retention but didn't last through the tasting.

The nose is a bit non-discript. Some soft pilsner notes but more of a generic malt backing. Some minor esters, peaches and a hint of grape. A light white pepper note but very soft.

The malt comes out more versus the nose but overall very limited. Some minor pils notes but less versus the aroma. More of a malt and bready undertone. A hint of nutty that makes me think biscuit malt. Some zesty, lemon balm and herbal spicy hop note. More estery notes that is a bit much. Rose peddles and a hint of green apple.

The body is light to moderate. Not as crisp as I would have liked. The lingering yeast notes are a bit of a distraction as well. Overall a bit muddled and would like more lager/pils notes and less yeast/esters.

03-06-2013 05:06:32 | More by Oxymoron
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agentpreppie

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-05-2013 21:47:07 | More by agentpreppie
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-04-2013 22:51:47 | More by Bear1964
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nzerbe

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-03-2013 23:49:11 | More by nzerbe
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2013 15:21:54 | More by MSandahl23
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Frank_TX

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-01-2013 22:40:03 | More by Frank_TX
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-01-2013 05:09:48 | More by random846
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-27-2013 10:13:10 | More by bismarksays
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2013 20:06:27 | More by Farnswurth
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-25-2013 02:49:47 | More by plinythederek
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-24-2013 21:40:26 | More by Beerbuddy21
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-24-2013 19:53:47 | More by Boone757
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Clockwork12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

02-23-2013 04:58:29 | More by Clockwork12
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-21-2013 03:38:46 | More by RudnicsMEB
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HappyPappy2X

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

App: Pale Orange Yellow. Clear. Dense head with medium retaining.

Smell: Bread Yeast, Citrusy hops.

Taste: Dry malt, hops bitterness, lagerfunk yeast, ends slightly toasty and more hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high carbonation. Medium body for a pale. Creamy.

Overall: A favorite of mine. This is what BMC wish they could have been. A refreshingly dry pale lager.

02-19-2013 19:32:57 | More by HappyPappy2X
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PingBob

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-19-2013 04:18:08 | More by PingBob
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-19-2013 03:02:02 | More by weonfire
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

02-18-2013 17:13:57 | More by carrollmel7
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sftravis

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-17-2013 19:40:07 | More by sftravis
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wtkphoto

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

02-13-2013 04:48:05 | More by wtkphoto
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Joeyroush

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-12-2013 00:50:33 | More by Joeyroush
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.