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Shift Pale Lager - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,200 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 36
Gots: 84 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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alostplot, Apr 29, 2014
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heerboth, Apr 27, 2014
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2.03/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: significant 3” head that settles slowly leaving lots of lacing. Dark straw color and clear. Significant carbonation.
Aroma: piney and citrus hops, toasted grains, bread.
Mouthfeel: light (though not as light as macro lagers). Slightly sticky with a dry finish.
Flavor: Bitter hops dominate. There is some sweet malt in the start and middle but the bitterness dominates the flavor throughout the taste. It also lingers in an unpleasant way (like when you eat something bitter and want to get the flavor out of your mouth).
Overall: Disappointed. There are many better lagers available at much lower prices.

Foyle, Apr 26, 2014
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Spikester, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Setting: My home, cool Spring night.

Serving type: Chilled can, poured into a glass.

Art: new art for this beer. Navy blue and beige can, with multiple gear shifts and belts.

Beer: Golden color; no distinct flavors, but hints of wheat, honey, vague malt and citrus (very vague). I don't know if I taste much of anything here, still it has a nice taste. Strange, but totally enjoyable. A lingering taste.

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Notacraftdrinker, Apr 12, 2014
Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 1,200 ratings.