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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
felsenpils (151) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Lots of hop aroma and hop oil. Very piney, not my thing. Might be a nice lager if they would get off the hop kick. I thought that this was New Belgium brewing? I lived in Belgium for years and never tasted anything remotely similar to this. You guys need to get on a plane to Brussels.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5219) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Have had a few cans while doing yard work. Pours out golden topped with a white head. nose is bread cereal malts and a grassy hop. Taste is more of the grainy malts and. Grassy hop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a nice golden yellow. Aromas of malts, hops. Crisp hop bitterness and dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StudHammer (25) - - MAR 21, 2016
For an after work brew it works. I could even go for a cold on during the some. Light easy drinking with slight hop flavor, builds character.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (14962) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
Can at Killer B, YCAC. Clear golden/amber - white head. Metallic. Light malty. Light bitterness. Candlewax. Light hoppy. Some bitter notes. Light fruity orange notes. A bit boring.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2036) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
Can from Tanakaya. Drank straight from the can. Good light cracker aroma with juicy citrus and light pine on the nose. Good carbonation and well-balanced on the palate. Light cracker to biscuity malt with classic American hop flavor. Nice and refreshing bitter finish. Definitely more of a session IPA than a lager, but fine by me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoth (660) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours clear copper with a puffy white head, very good retention. Aromas of grass, grapefruit, earth, biscuit. Light body, good carbonation. Gentle sweet, mild bitter finish. Pretty bitter for a lager, but still quite quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2197) - - AUG 14, 2015
Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – This beer smells like cheerios. It is super heavy in a grainy and cerealy smell with some aromas of a lighter sweet fruit of peach and apricot with a little bit of a caramel sweetness rounding it out as well. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of a light pear, apricot, and peach along with some decent showing of a bready and cheerios like flavor that was detected in the nose. These flavors make a base taste for the brew with some light changes occurring as the taste moves on. More toward the middle of the flavor profile some light hay and grassy hop tastes start coming to the tongue. The cereal and grain increase in intensity more toward the end with some of the lighter fruit being replaced by some caramel and leaving a nice somewhat sweet, but still crisp and easy drinking cerealy taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to a little thicker side for a 5 % abv. lager with a carbonation that is on the slightly lower side. The feel and carbonation were decent for the style as they did a nice job for both the lighter fruit and lager characteristics all while upholding the lighter hop and cereal tastes of the brew nicely. Personally however, I would have liked a little bit more carbonation to make it slightly more refreshing, but overall it was good. Overall – A rather nice drinking, slightly sweeter, and grainy in nature lager. This would be a great beer to have while sitting around a campfire and chatting or good for a day of football watching with some friends. Sessionable, flavorful, and overall a nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (658) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Aroma: grass, hay, Appearance: golden, clear, white head Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, not bad - note can indicates Pale Lager but ratebeer has this one as a Premium Lager

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 Fl OZ (Can) pretty good lager. I found this to be a good one. taste is present and has a all around satisfying lager feel. would drink again for sure


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