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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,290 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,290
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 43
Gots: 131 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-14-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of jmbranum
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in Newton, Kansas. Brought home to Oklahoma.

Poured from a chilled 12 oz can into a wine glass.

Very pretty clear golden liquid with a white head. Nice grainy aroma.

Flavor is nice and crisp. Nicely balanced. Starts dry and finishes sweet. Very bread-like with some hoppy herbal notes. I would describe it as a hoppier than expected lager.

Very nice mouthfeel with nice levels of prickly carbonation.

An excellent session beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden body with a white head.

A- Earthy hops, some very light bready sweetness.

T- Spicy/pepper mix with malt sweetness. Very interesting and enjoyable. Crisp lager finish and aftertaste.

M- Medium body and moderate carbonation. Sticks around a bit.

D- This is one of my favorite warm weather beers, or just a beer to enjoy and not be too serious about. It is a bit on the expensive side, but it is worth trying.

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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

A- it pours a pale clear golden color with one finger of coarse off white head. The head fades fast, leaving a thin cap of foam. There is a small amount of visible carbonation.

S- pine and floral hops atop a lightly bready lager. A little lackluster on the nose.

T- nice. Bright pine and crisp lager. Lightly bitter finish with a good malt backbone.

M- light, crisp, refreshing.

O- good. Easy drinking and satisfying.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark golden color with a slight amount of carbonation. A nice fluffy white head sits on the top of the beer throughout the drink.
Smell doesn't have a ton going on. A bit of nice wheat with a nice under-toned hop too.
Taste has an awesome balance of hoppy goodness, but a good balance and drinkability as well.
Mouthfeel is very nice. A good thickness and a really nice amount of beer that does down nice and easy.
Drinkability is awesome. This beer was designed as the perfect beer to end a shift at work. Could not be more successful. Coming home to one of these beers every day would be perfect. A great beer to drink every day.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Sam Adams lager glass. it opens in a giant fluffy froth that settels into an active amber body alive with a smattering of shiny bubbles. There is a noticable nose of straw and lemon; the palate is teased with mild hoppiness along with a few blades of grass, and concludes hurriedly.

This is a light-bodied sessional to say the least, an excellent "lawnmower" beer worthy of several pours. However, it will not overwhelm and could become tiresome after a few. Still a pleasantly drinkable lager and one worthy after a hard day at work.

Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,290 ratings.