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RATINGS: 440   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. 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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours a beautiful light gold with a pure white head mostly dissipating. Nose is hops with some spices and yeast. Fairly full bodied and creamy, the taste is crisp, light and hoppy- like a Pilsner with an extra dose of hops. Pairs well with smoked turkey and avocados on rye.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1324) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
355 ml can. Clear bright golden yellow, healthy white lasting froth. Herbal lager malt aroma. Taste is not too sweet toasty pale lager malt, slightly floral and fruity, hints of citrus herb and spicy hop. Average carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Better than most. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12oz can. Golden color with one finger head. Grass and malt with a little citrus aroma. Taste has more of the citrus and malt. Dry finish. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NaburJ (6) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
One the best all-round New Belgium brews available. Highly drinkable with nice body and bite for a pale ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (489) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Clear golden color with foamy white head. Faint citrus aroma and pale malt. Crisp, clean taste and smell. Taste lightly hopped fruit, toasted malt, slightly fizzy finish. Could definitely drink a few of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (680) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 20, 2014
Can 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it golden color with small white head.Aroma of cognac, spices.Taste is very strange sweet, malty, kind funky.Very good balanced and drinkable. I liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2908) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview. Gold pour, white head. Aroma of grain, grass, malt, citrus. Tastes of floral, pine, peach, toasted malt, biscuit, grapefruit. Clean, easy drinking, rather nice.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (183) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Good for a pale lager I suppose, not too bad of a beer just not anything special, will drink not buy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"definitely sessionrific. where does pale lager end and pilsner start. light floral hopping with a great aftertaste. light and infinitely quaffable. pale lager perfected. i’ll likely bump my score if i have more than 8 oz this nice..."

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1911) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
12oz can. Pour color is darker than expected for a pale lager - a little on the orange side. Aroma indicates a nice sweetness. The flavor comes together nicely, with a really pleasant malt sweetness and just barely enough hops to clean up the finish. I was happily surprised by this one. Very sessionable, effortlessly drinkable. What American pale lager should be.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Decent lager. Most definitely better than your standard options for this style. Easy sipping, not much in the way of hops. Very crisp and clean.


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