Nite Lite
Night Shift Brewing

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From:
Night Shift Brewing
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #8
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,512
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.57%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
98
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 31, 2022
Added:
Aug 13, 2016
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  34
SCORE
82
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.69 by beerrat from Virginia

Jul 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.59 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Can gifted by Mike Gotch. Thanks and cheers!

Pale body with a thin white cap. Corn in the nose. Definitely tastes like a “lite” beer. Not my thing…
May 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Brad007 from Vermont

4.44/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I've rarely had anything from Night Shift but I could not resist picking this up for $7.99/4 pack. Pours a whitish-gold hue with some lacing. Light and crisp in the nose with a touch of cut grass. Sweet, crisp malt greets the nose. Mouthfeel is light and airy and does not pound the taste buds. It checks all the boxes as to the type of beer I'd rather drink these days since I have cut back quite a bit. Well worth the price.
Mar 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.45 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.95 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by McSeal from Connecticut

Jul 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.29 by lochlainn from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.92 by Deniedground from Massachusetts

Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned 9/14/20

What can you really say about a light lager? Sometimes you're just in the mood for something easy drinking to go with lunch, and that's where they shine the most. I've only reviewed a few, and find them rather hard to pin down flavors. I had Lime Lite already, which is just this with lime, so I'm assuming it'll be comparable

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a finger of white head that quickly fades to a very thin cap and leaves no lacing

The nose is simple (duh) and brings notes of lemon, corn sweetness, soft doughy malt, and grassy hops

The taste starts off with a nice lemon tang, grain, and general hops, not overly bitter. The swallow amps up the grassy and floral hops along with a honey like sweetness and some crackery malt

A very light body pairs with moderate carbonation for a very clean drinking lager, goes down very easy. Finish is crisp and dry as expected, with just a touch of sweetness

Yeah, just as I thought this is Lime Lite with less citrus. Equally good if not better, especially for pairing with food, whereas I think Lime Lite can hold up better on its own
Nov 23, 2020
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Rated by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

2.43/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
No taste to speak up. Extremely smooth though. Not really what I was hoping for
Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by AlltheBacon from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
As a young man I crushed Coors Light or Miller Lite. I always had something against Bud light, probably because its basically water. the other 2 had some flavor. This light American Lager has a solid flavor, I can slightly taste the corn and if I'm gonna crush light beers, ill pay the extra dollar or 2 and get this from here on out. it is crisp and refreshing.
Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Target, Watertown, MA
06/02/20
Served in a Willi Becher

Nearly crystal clear, ultra pale straw yellow appearance. This looked like your typical macro larger. The body was topped by an inch-tall, tight and creamy, bright white head that quickly dropped to a medium sized collar. No lacing whatsoever.

A crisp, dry, powdery yeasty quality dominated the aroma initially. As the head receded, pale, pilsner malt notes appeared. Somewhat grainy with a touch of sulfur. There was a hint of lemony brightness too.

The flavor profile was cleaner and more interesting than the nose. Crackery malts led things off on the front end. Touch of raw grain and wheatiness. Bright lemon notes came through strong as the beer moved along the palate. Bit of sulfur on the back end. The beer finished with more lemony tartness and just a touch of earthy hop bitterness.

Excellent fluffy, lighter bodied mouthfeel. Pillowy soft and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a super fine, fairly zippy effervescence that was spot-on for a beer of this style.

I usually have certain expectations for “craft” beers, so this one threw me for a loop initially. All things considered, however, Night Lite drank a lot cleaner than a typical macro and was as quite refreshing. At $5.99 a four pack, there is probably no better option at this price point.
Aug 19, 2020
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Reviewed by VTbrewfan from New Hampshire

2.01/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
Not much to write home about on this one. Super pale yellow color (looks even lighter than some ciders). Pretty weak flavor, still get some wheat and bread in there but very bland. Really thin mouthfeel. Too bad. Feel like if I’m going to drink a beer I’d like it to be more interesting than this.
Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.36/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
It’s expensive Miller Lite. Seriously there’s nothing overly special about it. Super easy drinking and light (obviously). As the old joke goes, “what does this beer and sex in a canoe have in common?” Yeah, they’re both f-ing close to water. Would have it again if someone brought it over (if it’s free, it’s for me), otherwise I’ll grab a generic macro-light pack instead and have the same experience with a better price tag.
Jun 27, 2020
 
Rated: 2.54 by Lilred495

Mar 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.48 by Ryra

Jan 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.7 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Dec 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by taigor from New York

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 2.94 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Sep 21, 2019
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

2.69/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I am not giving this beer a negative review because of the style--I'm actually a sucker for a well-made light lager or mainstream American adjunct like 'Gansett or Hamm's--but because I genuinely think it's pretty mediocre. I'd truly prefer a Miller Lite. Hazy pale gold, very crackery, light bitter aftertaste, but there's that underfermented grassy granny apple/apple core flavour that just lingers here. Can't recommend it.
Sep 18, 2019
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Rated by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A well made, easy drinking Light AAL.
Aug 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Wapes from Massachusetts

1.3/5  rDev -64%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This stuff taste like the aftermath of a root canal. You know the stuff that’s left in your mouth after the dentist grains down the tooth you know that smell, well they captured it and put it in this beer. I really like the other stuff exhibit A puts out but this stuff is gross.
Aug 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.06 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.47 by swierczt from Connecticut

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.68 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Jun 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.66 by Hangryginger from Connecticut

May 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

May 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by flek from Massachusetts

May 19, 2019
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Surprise from my buddy Darren in Connecticut. 16 oz can dated 3/5/19 poured into Stella glass.

Mostly clear straw golden color with slight haze. The fluffy head is 2 fingers and recedes to 1, with sparse lacing up the sides.

Very pleasant fruity esters on the nose with slight hay, straw, and bread dough.

Flavor is of sharp straw/hay, apples, piney bread, and slight fruity esters.

Feel is crisp and starchy, has a semi-creaminess, medium to light bodied. Drying finish with remaining starches.

Overall, a very enjoyable, crisp, fruity lager that's highly underrated. Get some.
May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a honey-yellow with a transparency clear enough to read the beer label. Head is a finger of white foam, that is more fizz and does not retain well. Aroma is straw, sweet corn and bready and biscuity malts. Flavor profile is straw, sweet and creamed corn and nutty, bready, biscuity malts. Creamed corn comes on strong, a sign of potential DMS, which is fair with this sort of beer. It may be a touch strong for some. Mouth feel is lightly fuzzy with a stilling texture, almost like well-worn movie-theater carpet, where years of walkers have beat down the once luscious, velvety texture. It has a thin consistency. Overall, light and refreshing, with a little more sweetness than is typical for an AAL. Nice little brew.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.
May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.38 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by Maqikul from Massachusetts

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by bluehende from Delaware

Apr 21, 2019
Nite Lite from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 131 ratings