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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,133 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 31
Gots: 58 | 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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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-19-2014 23:14:15 | More by DaftPatrick
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-18-2014 14:41:24 | More by JCam9981
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HideYaBeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

03-17-2014 23:33:09 | More by HideYaBeer
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kjo86

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-17-2014 05:51:02 | More by kjo86
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jkn09

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-12-2014 03:21:20 | More by jkn09
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Rosstheboss

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-12-2014 02:41:38 | More by Rosstheboss
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

03-11-2014 03:06:08 | More by Azeotrope
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justinbrown

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-10-2014 04:55:01 | More by justinbrown
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jkermitj

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-10-2014 00:26:37 | More by jkermitj
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Beerfull

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-09-2014 22:57:46 | More by Beerfull
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mobrockman

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-09-2014 19:08:05 | More by mobrockman
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can > Mason Pint

A - Nice clear gold with one finger of soapy white head, very small dotty lacing.
S - Grainy, a little dark dirty earthy hops.
T - Biscuit dough malt, a little citrus, grain.
M - Medium, ok.
O - Bleh, one note kinda beer. Just is grainy and malty

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 18:56:41 | More by Omnium
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-09-2014 13:51:49 | More by Karibourgeois
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2014 15:24:07 | More by elkinbrown
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-08-2014 03:50:33 | More by st9647v3
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Gfunk

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-06-2014 22:47:45 | More by Gfunk
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javlin624

Texas

2/5  rDev -44.4%

03-05-2014 19:32:50 | More by javlin624
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-05-2014 17:36:34 | More by millerbuffoon
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Auslander

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-04-2014 22:00:23 | More by JohnnyNicks
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-01-2014 23:51:27 | More by plato
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Kerne

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-01-2014 22:03:29 | More by Kerne
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-01-2014 20:33:28 | More by Knoxrb12
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shift – Pale Lager (5%) – New Belgium Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆☆☆

App: Deep golden color with hints of copper in direct light. Rocky white head throws up one finger, settling to a half that retains well with a constant stream of bubbles feeding it from the bottom.

Smell: Aroma is light and bready and slightly metallic, with some subtle noble hops character.

Taste: Essentially follows nose. Foretaste is light and cereal with some hops bitterness coming through, especially on the aftertaste. A lot maltier and more in line with a Bohemian Pilsner in terms of flavor, but with significant hopping that balances it well. This beer is super easy to drink and probably one of my favorite lagers. Perfect for the lake or lawn. Actually prefer this out of the can rather than draft.

Mouth: Light and crisp. Flavors linger lightly, but do not coat the tongue. Carb is spot on.

Home tasting, 16oz can into Pilsner Glass. 2/28/14.

Serving type: can

03-01-2014 00:50:05 | More by ZoomanCru
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SwitchCrooks

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-27-2014 17:44:34 | More by SwitchCrooks
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.