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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager

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1,188 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,188
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 35
Gots: 82 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Johnnyramirez, Feb 05, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

16 oz tall boy to a pint glass

A:deep golden color,one finger head that lingers for a few,nice laceing that sticks around,looks a lot like an ipa

S:smells like an ipa nice hop aroma but with a corn presence

T:corn cereal,not to hoppy or as pale as I was hopeing but this is a damn good lawnmower beer

M:realy dry after taste almost like a wine leaves your mouth dry

Overall: overall a realy good drinkable beer like I can pound theese all day wile my bmc buddies drink there light lagers lol I was hopeing for a lil more I had the sam adams double agent yesterday and I was hopeing for something close but this was way diffren a lot of corn taste in this not bad at all just hoped for a lil more going on I willndrink this again at partys and sesion events...live life....drink beer....

dertyd, Feb 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

drummermattie02, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

agammon, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

priwen, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

justinm4bama, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Whiskeydeez, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Heretodaygonetomorrow, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

superspak, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

richeddi, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Lagerquestrian, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

TimMack, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

wo87810, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

rfreed, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

JHull, Jan 21, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

srandycarter, Jan 20, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

mscudder, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

capuchinpilates, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

gregoryhersh, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

elcrawl, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Bin33chef, Jan 14, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -10%
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.

mjshearer1, Jan 14, 2013
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 1,188 ratings.