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RATINGS: 426   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. 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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
slightly cloudy yellow , small white head. aroma is malty, slightly slugary sweet, faint spicy touch.flavor is malty, slightly spicy, very smooth palate, flowery and malty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29168) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Can. An golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt,leading to a bitter finish. The body is light

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Can. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
1 pint can. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is smooth fruity, toasted malty and caramelish. Mild peachy and toasted malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1659) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
Can. A clear deep gold with a foamy white head. Somewhat hoppy nose with hay notes. The taste is grainy, a bit of biscuit with some light bitterness. An decent lager.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (415) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 What set shift apart from other beers in New Belgium’s lineup was the fact that it was exclusively available in a can. What sets this beer apart from other pale lagers is the fact that it embraces a strong and diversified hop lineup. In short, Shift has always stood out, and that’s a good thing, especially when we’re talking flavor. The hops neither overwhelm nor seem out of place. They make a confident, intentional presence without interfering with the malty presence. In the case of Shift, different is definitely good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2353) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
Picture perfect in the glass. Towering, fluffy white foam atop an ambr gold body with minute particles floating in suspension hazing it lightly. Pine needles, nettles and eucalypt dominate the very clean nose. A hint of toasted malt, hay bales and fresh mashed grist comes through as does a touch of white wine fruitiness. Oooh yeah, hoppy, clean, bitter and lasting. Palate is light with low carbonation giving it a supple creaminess. Vinous finish, raspy, herbal and dry for the length. Enough gritty malt to give it balance. Light sweetness to the front, fruity with underripe melon overtones. Overall a very refreshing, neat and polished lager. Delicious. (12fl.Oz can, BB 16/01/16, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pretty good session type beer. Won’t go into rotation, but works well on nights when I need to actually be productive in the morning. Tastes pretty good. Gentle hops. Not much on the nose. Doesn’t make me feel retarded after a 6 pack. A beer designed for crushing, that’s for sure. Though, at the price, I can find suitable replacements for the marathon sessions.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1480) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Best by: 19SEP12 Pours light amber, lots of white billowed foam. Earthy hops and reserved, amber malts. Nice nose for a session IMO. Some corn pops up front, some malts, and some hints of wood. Meh. Thin bodied and hi carb, as expected. Has a semi dry finish. I would say this is great for 80 degree weather honestly, not that bad, but not that great. Slightly sweet. Serving type: can 04-11-2012

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (1784) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Pours yellow-golden into the glass, with a soapy whipped head that leaves chunky lacing. The nose is of corn and hay. Flavors are of grains, light caramel malt, grassy bitters and finish with a similar grassiness. The mouthfeel is light and active, but this really lacks complexity on the palate. A nice "transition" beer for those whose tastes are still in the "macro" beer world to come to the dark side. So at least kudos for that, I guess.


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