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RATINGS: 422   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


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Rich bready grain aroma,but of a quality bread more breadsmith then Wonderbread, also a hint of sweetness,like the bread had some honey applied to the top as it came out the oven. Flavor is again that inticing grain flavor ,which a tinge of sweetness,, that grain is comparable to the better German lagers,then any say American lager,little teasing of hop spiceness in the swallow,flavor is sustained the entire swallow,doesnt flee the third second of palate contact,remains full and satisfying throughout the glassful,surprisingly smooth all the wayto finish which gives it more of an ale type quality. Personally ,which it would finish a little more crisper, to give it a more thirst quenching completion,instead of leaving that slight ale like coat on the tongue, but its still 16ozs of summer goodness. Recommended


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (312) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Not bad. A pretty average beer all around but still very drinkable. Even better on vacation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kräftig goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, angenehm hopfig, blumig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, malzig, fruchtig, herb, süffig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Can. A clear gold with a medium white head. Nose is grass or hay hops. The taste is grainy with some biscuit. Pale lagers are often overlooked.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Can. Golden body with a frothy, white head. Aroma of toasted grain, grapefruit with a hint of floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. If Fat Tire were turned into a premium lager, this is what it would be.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Can: Golden-straw body with lots of clarity... Only a very, very slight haze. Rising carbonation bubbles, thick ghost-white head on top. Yeast heavy nose with lots of pilsener malt. Baked bread, biscuits, even some wheat? Strange corn-like sweetness deeper down. Vague hoppiness... earthy. Taste has a hop profile like rose petals with very mild citrus & pine. Lots of malt... Sweet bread with a huge dose of that corn-y lager essence. This doesn’t use corn, right? Or does it? Can’t really look past that weird corn flavor. Not digging it. Not awful but not very good, either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (704) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Can--has some that corny/rice aroma typical in a lager. Small head with a good amount of lacing and a gold color beer. The nice thing is that the beer is hops and malts, but lighter than an IPA, my neighbor would love this stuff. I gave an extra overall point for a fine made lager. Sam’s Club 12 pack

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Can from mixed 12 pack on Shell Island. Really flavorful and enjoyable pale lager. Nice bitterness and malt balance. Was very refreshing on the beach and perfect in cans.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eberndt (165) - - JUN 13, 2014
First pale lager I’ve tried and wasn’t too impressed. Tastes of grain and straw flavor and a mild hops presence.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a pale amber color with white head. Floral notes, and some citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. A little grass on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (254) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Floral / Sauvignon blanc nose. Flavor is grassy, more sauv blanc, toasty grain, floral, light minerality.


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