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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New Belgium employee-owners work in shifts to brew to life world-class beers. Those efforts are rewarded daily with a shared end-of-shift beer. We’re passing that welcomed occasion onto consumers in this lightly-hopped Shift Pale Lager. From work to play, from bottle to can, from bold and heavy to refreshing and sessionable; Shift salutes the shift in occasion, package and beer. So, go ahead and get your Shift beer, you’ve earned it!
ABV - 5.0; IBU - 29; Calories - 160 (per can); Hops - Target, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty, Cascade; Malts - Pale, Munich, C-80; OG - 14.3; TG - 2.3


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4426) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
12 ounce can - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. There is what appears to be an expiration date of 16 SEP 12 on the bottom of the can.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, deep yellow body with a lofty, foaming, whitish head. Copious amounts of coating lacing on the way down.

Smell: An aromatic base of pale malts with a small hint of toast and grainy-scented barley, then fragrant notes of spice and white grapefruit and, just lightly, some resins.

Taste: Pale maltiness, a bit of grain, a bit of lightly toasted bread. Citrusy, floral hops with a scant hint of savory spiciness and resin drip. Reasonably bitter. Just a bit more of the sweet maltiness (just a bit), then, the spicy, citrusy finish with a low hint of lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A fairly fine, tasty lager.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4-pack of pint cans from Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom. I thought Shift was a dopey name for a beer until I had one and understood the connotation. Shift, as in have a coupla two-tree after yours. Wow, an excellent lager, no not especially hoppy, but its a lager, what do you expect? Very full-bodied and refreshing, with substance and complexity. An excellent lager, extremely drinkable. I would love to see this sold at professional sports arenas around the country as a replacement for the crap we are offered.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Aroma - floral, fruity, faint malt; Appearance - light copper, thick fluffy head, excellent lacing; Taste - mild hop front, slightly bitter back, tart finish; Palate - somewhat crisp, watered down body; Overall - easy drinking on a warm summer day though poorly built in many areas, almost reminds me of a better version of Miller Lite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Clear gold, thin white head. Aroma of grain, grass, bready malt. Taste is light cereal grains, light bitterness, nice floral hop. Easy drinking yet flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2056) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Clear, dark golden-amber with a lacing, thick white head. Aroma of grain, bread, lemon and grass. Taste was light, but full flavored, breast malts with a nice dose of gently bitter hops. Light-medium bodied, crisp. Very nice for a style that generally lacks character or appeal.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Golden in color with a white head. Nice clean lager aroma with floral hop notes and a hint of citrus. A bit of yeast and bread, maybe a touch of biscuit in there, too. Flavor is somewhat sweet with a touch of hop bitterness. Good floral notes, light citrus, and a bit of grass. Mild yeast and esters. Well done lager.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pounder can pour. Golden color with a nice white head. Not much going on. Slight grainy. Easy drinking pale lager.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (571) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Can, pours brilliant dark gold with soapy white head. Good, classic lager aromas: grassy, a bit floral and biscuity, with the Cascade and NS hops really cutting through. Very full mouthfeel, with more biscuit malts and a twinge of lemon rind on the end. As advertised.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2012
from can poured into the glass, this was a good pale lager not a lot of flavors coming out aroma was minimal, easy drinking sessionable lager

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Golden in color qith a nice white head. Aroma is hopped like a pale ale with a touch of lager (yeast?) notes and light bready maltiness. Clean light hopped flavor with a lager finish. Quite refreshing and not bland, which is good!


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