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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,247 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,247
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 39
Gots: 101 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

lcdawg, May 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Westuh, May 29, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into clean New Belgium stemmed globe. 3/4" head quickly diminished into a 1/4" head with some staying power.

Nose: Very clean, inoffensive— honey, a bit of yeast and citrus

Taste: Nascent "hoppyness" turns to a more familiar, sweeter fresh grapefruit, finishes the slightest bit smokey with the alcohol presence quite evident.

Mouth: Mild carbonation, "chewy" for a pale lager.

Overall, this offering almost transcends the category for me. It would be a great beverage for a plethora of meals.

mathmalicious, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

mpenske, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

gabrielsyme, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Punisher, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

hollywood_15063, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

dave317, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

tjb27, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

briandaube, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Modernrickk, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Matt73, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Chris585, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

trocketsauced, May 13, 2014
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Irish57, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Asics, May 05, 2014
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Hardcore, May 04, 2014
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.