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RATINGS: 430   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Pours a deep straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. Good retention and lacing. Easy-drinking lager, quite smooth. The aroma has a mix of fresh bread and mild fruity hops. Light orange and grapefruit taste with light bitter finish. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
pour is a light golden orange, crystal clear and off white head. The nose is very nice, well balanced grain to faint sweet malt and a zesty herbal hop. The taste follows the nose, great grain presence, very fresh, subtle caramel malt and herbal hops in the back with an assertive carbonation and gentle bitterness. Soft velvety body and crisp clean finish. This is victory esq.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
WildcardZone (7) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
If Iím forced to drink a Pabst/Bud/Miller/Coors-like lager, Iíd much rather make it this beer--but I donít go for bland, light beer in general. Itís not a bad beer, itís just not an interesting beer. Fat Tire would be my idea of an easy-drinkiní session from New Belgium. But, Iím a person that can drink a stout or Trippel out in the heat of a hot summer day too--I also donít drink alcohol when I mow the yard either. That said, I hope it becomes as popular as Pabst! Love the package design though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
A - pours very clear darker golden with fast disappearing high white head. S - light citrus and pine hops. Pineapple and grapefruit, hints of passion fruit. M - super light. Aromas of pale ale, palate of light lager. T - light lager notes with hints of citrus and tropical fruit. O - simple clean drinkable light lager. 5

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (652) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Deep gold, nice white head with decent lacing. Yeast & orange marmalade in the nose. Belgian yeast taste with medium malt through then middle, pushed along by lively carbonation. Slight bitter snap at the end. I liked this lager.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Not the first beer I had after a 40-day sabbatical from drinking (kinda Lentish), but certainly a tasty one. Some hops and crispness in the aroma actually. And a decent appearance and good flavor. This is quite tasty. Light, but with a solid crispness and enough hops. More than met expectations.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
From the bottle poured a golden brew with a fluffy white head. Light aromas of malt and hops. Light bodied with flavors of malt up front with a pleasing hop finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (918) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Can. Golden with a big frothy white head. Actually has a light hop aroma- grapefruit and pine. Flavor kind of grainy with a very light hop finish. Palate a little watery. Not as bad as I thought it would be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours a pale amber with a tall, pillowy, off white head. Aroma is citrus, spice, toast, mineral notes and light bready yeast. Flavor is cereal grain, toasted white bread, light nutty notes, a decent amount of a kinda Five Alive-like citus, spice and light sweet grass. Palate is light bodied, slightly creamy and off dry with medium carbonation. Pretty tasty, especially for something labeled pale lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (621) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
tons of lemony, smooth citrus aroma. Pale orange with a finger of foamy head. Backend bitterness, and a fantastic crisp flavor. Excellent use of pale malt flavor.


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