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:
#32,530
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
89
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
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Photo of teamgalt
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/01/18. Been wanting to try this for a long time because I knew it would be incredible. A delicious beer in general, but within this style....bonkers, top notch, stellar. Massive credit to Night Shift for making such an approachable and satisfying beer in a seemingly difficult style to brew. Because with this style you can't mask quality with hops or additives/adjuncts (unless you're a macro brewery). Super crisp with drinkability off the charts, this beer has that grainy flavor and feel you expect but much fruitier and palatable and finished with a pleasant hop character. Tip of the cap to Night Shift! I hope the industry continues in this direction, slowly replacing the yellow garbage that passes as beer, and will slowly convert many of those drinkers who will eventually understand that you need to pay a little extra to get a lot more.

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Photo of PikaDrew
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jsalz21
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of turbasco
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jay25mac
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WhatsAnIPA
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Babydave
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ahonky
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pretty light gold, unfiltered and so not translucent. Nice bubbly head that holds up for a good bit. Very enticing.

Aroma is soft, grainy and with a generic pre-craft beer American beer smell. I like that smell.

This is everything you would in a light beer. Plenty of flavor. Each sip begs for the next. Goes down fast and fun.

I will buy more. I want more. Wish I had gotten around to this in the summer.

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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

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Nite Lite from Night Shift Brewing
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 89 ratings