Nite Lite | Night Shift Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
nightshiftbrewing.com

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's time to rethink light beer. Right now there's too much overlap - bland flavors, redundant branding, macro-brewery after macro-brewery. You deserve better than this sea of sameness, and Nite Lite is our way to raise the light beer standard. An unfiltered, unpasteurized, all natural, craft light lager that everyone can get excited about.

Perfect for BBQs, tailgating before the game, hanging at the beach, enjoying a concert... you know the drill. Nite Lite is simple - light bodied and crisp - just as a light beer should be.

Added by Prost76 on 08-13-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,402
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
77
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
Trade:
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Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghooul
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jayhunter357
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seanh99
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was quite surprised about this one. I figured I would never buy a lite beer but I had one given to me to try and have since bought a lot, My new go to summer beer for hanging out and having a couple beers with limited impact to my evening or more importantly the next morning.

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Photo of ordybill
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a sickly pale piss yellow color, one of the worst pours I have ever seen, literally looked clear pouring it out of the can. This beer also honestly had a gross stale smell. The taste and feel more than make up for it, it is what a light beer should be. Clean, crisp, refreshing and very smooth. Has an extremely good taste. All in all this is a great attempt at a craft light beer! Totally would grab some for a cookout or just to get drunk with my friends.

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Photo of smithj4
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I stayed at a youth hostel in nearby Everett during a recent visit to Boston & it was in close proximity to Night Shift Brewing so I paid a visit during my visit. I was really taken by their owl logo since my late Pops had an affinity for owls, plus the logo was from a Lite Brite board, making it even cooler! Jeff Lebo will get the spent CAN, but in the meantime, this beer furthers The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Craft Light Lager"; "Share the Night".

I did a bottom-opening since this was kind of special, so there was no Crack! & the Glug was kind of a dribble. Either way, it still formed nearly two fingers of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a light bready malt sweetness, but not much in terms of hops or bitterness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was pleasant enough, kind of sweetish, very clean and lager-like with no crappy adjuncts getting in the way. Finish was crisp, dry & definitely refreshing on a hot, humid Summer's day. I was told at the brewery that this is their answer to requests for B/M/C products by unenlightened customers, but this was better than those types of beers. This would be a great buncha CANs to put in the beach-bound cooler if you were looking for a tastier alternative to a macro CAN.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I know this is positioned as a craft alternative to Miller Lite, but I think the problem is it is executed so well that maybe you should just save a little bit of money and drink Miller Lite

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Photo of LennyDercolo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NextJen
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that settled down, leaving a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of grainy malts and grassy malts with a light amount of bitterness. There are some faint hints of corn.
M: It feels light-bodied and very clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has the drinkability of a lawnmower beer without hardly any aromas or flavors in the way of adjuncts.

Serving type: can

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Photo of DBosco
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amsage19
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pale straw color and crystal clear. Modest head and nearly no lace (a couple of spots).

A typical macro American lager smell, which means little to nothing to the nose.

Highly carbonated. In fact, the bartender offered a sampling of Genesee Lager as a comparison. The only distinction was the higher carbonation of this beer. The rest is a watery pale malt and nearly no hop. One might call it retro, but most serious beer drinkers will say bleh.

Knowing their other beers, Night Shift obviously accomplished their goal. Beer lovers will say Bravo but avoid this beer.

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Photo of TheGent
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Almighty1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of acurtis
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Nite Lite from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 77 ratings