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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
This a truly delicious brew with distinct flavors and aromas. Drinkable, refreshing, but also elegant and unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (753) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Tall boy from Sonoma via Sherm1016...thanks We had these on the deck on a 95 degree day ... Perfect! Pours a yellowish amber...mild and great for a hot summer evening...would be a great session beer...tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Tall boy can from Sonoma Cellars. Pours a deep, yellowish-amber color with a big white head. Aroma is malty, bready, corn. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, corn. It’s 95F outside today, and this beer hits the spot. A very tasty lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2012
There’s really nothing positive to say about this beer, other than if New Belgium’s goal was to make a dumbed-down craft beer that mimics Michelob, then job well done. Really, guys. You should be ashamed. Bring your audience up; don’t lower your aim.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
A nice lager in a can! A good balance of malt and hops makes this one easy to drink - a little less alcohol and it would be perfect for a summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13743) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Can from Malt and Vine. Pours gold with a slight white head. Aroma suggests resin. Near med body. Flavor is somewhat bready, but it’s mostly about the hop. Floral, citrus, resin - I think this has it all. Wouldn’t be surprised if this is the best "Premium Lager" in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Can into a pint glass pours rich gold with streams of effervescence and a dense cloud-like head that stays for the whole glass. Aroma is signature NB honeyed biscuit and fresh bread with a floral woodsy and kinda citrusy hop profile. Very fresh. Taste is surprisingly similar to a Ranger IPA I enjoyed last night, very clean fermentation profile with a lingering clean berry finish. Body is medium and chewy with high carbonation and a long bready citrusy finish. Overall, I think this would be a great lager for professed ale-heads. Very delicious, will purchase again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6527) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Can and served in pint glass: pours a golden hue with a lasting fizzy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of veggies, pale grains, slight mango, peach and lemon with a bit of metallic notes. The taste is a bit sweeter and bready than I expected but overall there is just enough hop bitterness to keep it moderately refreshing. Some acidity and fruitiness along with a bit of DMS character. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing. I liked this more at first but as it warmed it lost me. It is simply okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strap (715) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2012
A solid lager. Crisp and dry on the finish. Strong grainy aroma. Very session able and refreshing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (8832) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Can as shown. Pours a cloudy copper with a smal frothy off white head. The aroma is floral hop and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet citrus hop and crisp finish. Easy to drink a decent lager from New Belgium.

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