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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Well now.....this is interesting. Fizzy yellow, but a bit darker than most PLs. Do I smell hops? Hell yes, I do. And you can taste them. What keeps BMC from making an affordable, every day lager like this?

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a transcendent light copper w/ a nice tan head that slowly fades. Aroma is a little weak but to be expected from a lager. The taste is crisp & smooth. Has a slight bitterness at the finish. Fairly tasty. Good for a warm day in the sun.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4229) - Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Can and rated on 5-11-2012. Poured a small white head that mostly diminished, transparent body, one ring of lacing, very little carbonation, and a yellow-golden hue. The Aroma was malty, hints of grain, hints of spices, hints of fruit, and citrus, pine and some floral hops. The Flavor was lightly bitter, malty, lightly grainy, and citrus, pine and floral hops. The Mouthfeel was tingly and this is a medium bodied Pale Lager. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer given the style as it was easy to drink and the flavors came together nicely. This beer went great with my pizza and this is a beer that I would drink again and is worth trying.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (4963) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Can at Oleyís pizza.small foamy fine white long lasting head. Transparent weak yellow orange color uncarbonated. Fair lacing. Weak lagerish malty aroma. Weak start tingly finish. Happy malty flavor with a mildly acrid finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2649) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4x16 from Tom Thumb. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is light citrus, grain, and grass. Taste is bitter, grainy, and pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3332) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Serving: 16 oz. can from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a light gold with a foamy white head. The nose is light with a touch of grassy hops and not much else. The flavor is a touch of grain and grassy, spicy hops. Light in body with lower than average carbonation. Solid BMC competition if the price is right, but so far it isnít so Iíll take the Ranger instead.

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 (1467) - 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 (1220) - 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


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