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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager

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1,292 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 44
Gots: 133 | 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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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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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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3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I came across a 12-pack variety of New Belgium and decided to try the pale lager. I haven't been entirely impressed with these types of beers from other brewers but from New Belgium it was very good. The pale lager has a dark tinge with a beautiful white and puffy head along with really good lacing - the best I've seen in quite some time. I was also impressed with the wheaty scent along with the distinctive IPA smell (and the other plus for me was there was none of the over bitterness that comes with an IPA). Overall, it was a great beer and I'm glad I've got a few more to go through.

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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.