Shift Pale Lager | New Belgium Brewing

Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager
BA SCORE
47.8%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 1,379 ratings
Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 03-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,830
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
1,379
Liked:
659
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
13.89%
Alströms:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
202
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,379 |  Reviews: 245
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden colored body that becomes hazier the more you look at it, a nice foamy lumpy white one and a half finger head steadies for a minute and gently dies leaving some super clingy lacing gracing the sides of the glass; the smell is definitely the Nelson Sauvin hops, but honestly I haven’t had too many beers in my life with Nelson Sauvin so I’m going with what I’m told, faint malt in the background, the taste is slightly bitter with some malts coming through and just a little bit of a malt aftertaste, dry finish, the palate is light, sessionable, carbonation seems good for an American Pale Lager and good for me, nothing really spectacular, but nothing bad; overall, this is a good American Pale Lager that I would probably have again, but nothing really to go outa my way for.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the ancient can (2 plus years), it pours a light amber with a nice head. Lacing. Some malt with a sweetish side. Light flavor in the mouth. Acceptable even after two plus years!

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kofukasho
2.87/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of descobar
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monk2021
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skyjmpr
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grnmtnman
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boomersooner656
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boblemo
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akolb
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of todfug
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BWED
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into willibecher.

A- Crystal clear golden straw. Dense off-white head holds at a half inch. Good retention and effervescence.

S- Toasty malt. Faint sweetness with a little spicy and earthy hop notes.

T- Toasty, mild earthy hop. Clean.

M- Clean and crisp. Ideal lager. Hops add a nice snappy bitterness.

O- Well made. Clean, crisp, so so drinkable. Well made.

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Photo of delta490
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep gold, clear, with a thick cap of moderately foamy head. It has excellent retention and leaves small sticky lacing. The taste and aroma aren't exactly packing the flavor or smells in. Both offer faint hints of light roasted grain and a little earthy hops. The body is lightly carbonated and delicate on the pallete.

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Photo of Ebmahoney
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 47.8% out of 100 with 1,379 ratings
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