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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager

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1,290 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,290
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 43
Gots: 132 | 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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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of hoppy fruits, apricots or apples. Honey and pale malts, lots of bready aromas. Taste has a bright upfront fruity taste with a lingering malty finish, minimal bitterness. Crisp and tasty, good addition to NB lineup.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Sampled this past Saturday on 10/4/14 with a good buddy of mine. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled glass "CHEER'S-BOSTON" stein.

Pours a clear bright yellow in color with a good 2-finger foamy white head that settles down to a good 3mm or so after a bit. A good amount of lacing is seen when sipped, almost rings. The aroma is nothing real special, just of some grains with a light hint of sulfur. Bit more going on with the taste as there is a slight hint of fruit and citrus zest in the mix as well. Does have a tad of a hoppy finish. Lighter bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Not a big fan of this style of brew overall.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Nose: light grain, a hint of sulfur.
Brilliant straw, 2” fluffy bone white foam cap.
Creamy, light bodied, above average carbonation.
Palate: light grains, creamy, slight vegetal, crisp hop finish.
Refreshing with a good balance between the hops and the malts.

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2.44/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice golden bright color with a thin head but keeps a constant plate.
Light aroma with notes of peaches, bread and butter (DMS), sulfur, melon and lemon sourness.
Flavor with lots of nectarines, spices, oranges, lager yeast, herbal hops, tobacco and peaches. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with proper carbonation.
Very fruit beer with a slight tartness, though something was out of balance here.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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