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RATINGS: 436   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. Weíre 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, youíve 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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3222) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Can from mixed 12 pack on Shell Island. Really flavorful and enjoyable pale lager. Nice bitterness and malt balance. Was very refreshing on the beach and perfect in cans.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eberndt (188) - - JUN 13, 2014
First pale lager Iíve tried and wasnít too impressed. Tastes of grain and straw flavor and a mild hops presence.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1480) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a pale amber color with white head. Floral notes, and some citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. A little grass on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (374) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Floral / Sauvignon blanc nose. Flavor is grassy, more sauv blanc, toasty grain, floral, light minerality.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rader58 (783) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12 oz can. Pours pale golden in color. Aroma of grain, lemon, clean. Flavor is grape juice, corn, touch of citrus. Pale Lager is the worst, it doesnít matter who makes it. This one is at least drinkable though.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4171) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
From a can this is refreshing and lager like at first then this hop thing starts to show thru. Yes, now I see its a premium lager, fer sure. Does have some ill ale attributes at times. Slightly more than dull hop sensations continue to manifest. Not bad overall, no real bad attributes here, except perhaps for the bitter hops on the finish. Fortunately, there is a decent amount of co2 in there.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2014
120z can, this is probably the best pale lager on the market. Clean crisp refreshing brew. Great session beer. I will probably buy a case of this stuff for the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (133) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2014
If you are looking for a lager that tastes like beer and not miller light this is a great choice. You can taste the hops and that really sets this beer apart. Lagers are definitely not my go to beer but if they all tasted like this one my opinion would definitely sway. Great beer!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Drunk from the can, so I didnít get a good look at the pour. The aroma is a lot of cereals, resinous hops, and grass. The flavor is fairly bitter, with a dank sweetness. Light body, crisp, and a little astringent. Overall, this is a very hoppy, grainy pale lager. Not flavorful enough to be a good beer, but not sessionable either.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (2965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
This is a crisp and very tasty lager which I might have pinned as a session IPA or something had it not told me what it was on the can. It is crystal clear and orange golden in the glass with a little ring of head and a few spots of lace. This is definitely on the light side but still packs quite a lot of good, hoppy flavor. This is decidedly American in character w/ lots of citrus and some white grape notes. A cookie dough malt character gives everything support and brisk carbonation cuts through any sweetness to keep it lively and light. If you look at New Belgiumís ratings on this site, it seems like all their sours and stuff are getting the most attention as far as being great beers but if you ask me their real strength is making light, refreshing brews like this one, which they do as well as any brewer in the country.


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