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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Golden in color qith a nice white head. Aroma is hopped like a pale ale with a touch of lager (yeast?) notes and light bready maltiness. Clean light hopped flavor with a lager finish. Quite refreshing and not bland, which is good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark blond color. Quite nice malt character, the hops are a bit grassy. Robust body for the style. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Can. Nose somewhat faint and fruity (more rind/pith than anything, doesn’t explode), pour clear burnished orange into copper with a very rocky bright white head. Taste light-medium sweet with light-medium malt and light breadiness, very pleasant fruity top notes, citrus with hints of wood, chewier crystal/amber type malt for complexity with little hints here and there of earth and biscuit, but not really bitter at all, save for a dash of Sam Adams bottom rounding. Touch of wildly unexpected fumy alcohol, something like corn, and very much in line with a NB recipe / house flavor. Extremely mildly hopped, no matter the varieties they list. Great medium body with juuust enough interest in the feel department. Still, fresh, clean, quenching, easy to down by the six pack, I’m sure I’ll have it again. [2016.08.30: 3.0]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Bright bronze. Thin head. Light pale malt aroma. Has a mellow pale malt character. Quite well-balanced. Actually quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear golden blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out crisp grassiness and biscuity malt. Decent hop content for a pale lager. Solid for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5762) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Edmonton (New Belgium Tap Takeover) pours a clear golden color with a small white head leaving spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy and grainy. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light malty sweetness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A respectable lager that is worth checking out on a warm summer’s eve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OnTheTrail (365) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours clear gold, big fluffy white. Aroma is blend of flowery, peppery hops with hints of malt. Flavor is more bready malt with hop bitterness, but without the flavor notes from the aroma. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Sampled on draft at Hough’s this beer poured a dark golden color with a large creamy off white head that left incredible lacing. The aroma was tart, citric and chalky. The flavor was tart, chalky and very perfumey. Long finish. Medium body. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, & some fruit/citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, hops, cereal, caramel, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Average overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kountry (5) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2016 does not count
Best summer canned beer! Very crisp with a clean aftertaste. Light body and lightly hopped. This beer runs circles around the rest to me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Draft at SB. Lots of people say nice things about this one as a lawnmower beer, and I couldn’t be any more eager than I am to find great session beers. Was this an old keg? The rep was in the room for this one last night and I didn’t have the heart to ask her. Pours a very slightly hazy medium amber with a loose white head that sticks around. Cardboardy, stale nose, with some old corn nuts showing. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Cardboard, corn nuts, and corn husk on the mid palate. Mild, cardboardy finish.

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