Shift Pale Lager | New Belgium Brewing

Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager
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Shift Pale LagerShift Pale Lager

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,379 |  Reviews: 245
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MickeyBeer
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a clear golden color with about one finger of frothy white head that dissipates somewhat quickly.

S- Not a very powerful aroma with this beer. I am picking up on a little bit of citrus hops and malt, but neither of them are very prominent. Was hoping for more aroma here.

T- Some hop flavor is present and a little bit of malty sweetness. Somewhat citrusy with lemon flavor that tastes a bit soapy.

M- Mouthfeel is rather light and it has a medium-light amount of carbonation. Pretty easy to drink, but not the tastiest brew I have ever had.

O- This is a decent beer, but I wouldn't seek it out. Nothing about it is particularly special, but it is easy to drink.

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3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. tallboy can, poured into a mug.

A- beautifully clear, deep gold which reminds me of a dortmunder lager. A nice off white head sits on top and laces very nicely.

S- Peaches, pineapple, and a biscuity/crackery malt base.

T- A nice flash of hop bitterness, which is balanced by the nice mild malt sweetness. Hops are very fruity, pineapple, and peach mostly.

M- Medium bodied, and crisp. Dry on the finish for a lager.

O- The most interesting pale lager I've had in a long, long time

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.98/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of denver10
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a yellowy golden with a off white head. A hoppy and earthy aroma of some straw, some grass, some sweet fruit, and some malt. Taste was grainy, a little caramel malt, fruity, and grassy. Mildly bitter. A active but creamy mouthfeel. Overall, probably the lone beer in their regular lineup I like even if this isn't the most well constructed beer out there. Makes for a nice, easy drinking summer session beer. And as a sucker for just about anything to do with nelson sauvin hops, this one is right up my alley.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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