Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing
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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
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
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.