Shift Pale Lager | New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.6/5
Good
1,380 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:
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Added by Jason on 03-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,348
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
1,380
pDev:
13.89%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
202
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
The beer is a clear golden straw with a strong and vigorous white head that lasts for a while.

Smell:
The beer has a strong malt smell and some light hop smell as well as a bit grainy.

Taste:
The beer has a strong caramel taste that dominates the light hop flavor. The malt flavor can be fairly overpowering to the point where it becomes difficult another one but not so much that you can't finish what you have.

Mouthfeel:
The beer feels fairly thick and medium bodied. Biting carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

Overall:
A decent session lager and worth going through every once in a while.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours brilliant gold with an off-white two-inch creamy head. Settling to a 1-inch pocketed head. Hops and cut grass in the nose. Crisp forwardness with a light malt palate. Fresh, bright and delectably sharp with cereal notes (Corn Flakes?!), however, this is all malt!? My palate must be at odds with reality today. Modest carbonation. Broad Belgian lace forms. It is very nice. May not seek it again, but would not decline if offered.

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Shift Pale Lager from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1,380 ratings
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