Shift Pale Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager
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3.6/5
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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 03-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,637
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
1,382
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
204
Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -65.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

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1.94/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

16oz can. Pours clear light gold with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet husky wheaty malts with some vegetal notes and a little stinkiness.

The flavor is earthy, grainy, biscuity malts and some sweetness with some herbal bitterness in the finish. Kind of reminds me of a cream ale. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, better than macro lagers but not my thing. Vegetal notes, too much biscuit malt with earthy notes.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.08/5  rDev -42.2%
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.

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2.11/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

First off, what the fuck is a pale lager? Sounds like some suspect bullshit to me. Like they didn't want to commit to either pale ale OR lager. I guess the focus groups must have eaten it right up though.
Regardless, this stuff tastes like fat tire mixed with water. Same dirty, decaying hop taste without all the malt backbone.
I drank all four of these bastards today just to get them out of my house and I just got angrier with each one that went down the hatch.
Shoulda saved myself three dollars and got PBR instead. Woulda got two more to boot!

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Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1,382 ratings