RATINGS: 469   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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3.2
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 25, 2012
Appearance was clear light golden with creamy 1 finger white diminishing head, no lacing. Aromas where citrusy array of hoppiness, no alcohol present. Taste was clean hops and smooth mild malt backbone. Palate was crisp but smooth carbonation with that new belgiums’ finish. Light refeashing easy pour...[email protected] vegas.

2.5
bpreo (2836) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2012
Smells like rotten vegetables. Has the head is enormous and ungainly. Tastes like stale yeast. Yes, but no.

3.3
Foxbush (2028) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
16 oz can This was tasted at Phil’s Continental Lounge in Western Henrico. The lager was served with an ice cold glass. The golden color and white frothy head was a perfect picture of what a beer should look like. There was a hint of citrus on the nose. Malty flavor with average carbonation. The finish was excellent with mild bitterness.

3.9
heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2012
Can. A rich gold hued brew with a fluffy white head. The nose is rich with grainy dough. There is also a little bit of spicy herbal quality from the hops. Pleasing to just sniff. This is smooth tasting with lots of dough and a little bit of peppery bite in the back end. There is also some note of sweet potato. A little bit of tobacco comes through. This is very tasty and easy to drink.

2.5
envane (570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Clear deep yellow with a white head. Aroma of grainy and lemony hops. Taste is malty with some nuttiness and light herbal.citrus hops. Has that "New Belgium" twang which I do not like.

3.6
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
Can @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, golden, yellow with a thick forming, eggy head. At first, even knowing that it wasn’t a Pilsener, I really wanted something close to it. However, I really warmed up to the beer. Grassy hops on the nose, malty and biscuit, cracker-like flavors. A solid lager, extremely refreshing. Seemed like solid construction. Hops offered a hint of earthiness and bitterness. How about a six pack? I drank my 16oz far too quickly.

3.2
arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pour out of can at the brewery, clear yellow with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, vanilla, hints of melon, slight spicy notes with a hint of grass as well. Taste is fairly nice, some melon and tropical notes with grass, biscuit, touch of grain and pils malt, finishing fairly sweet.

3.4
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Tall boy can. Pours a clear, dark golden color with a decent white head. Light, malty aroma with a sense of hops. Not bad for coming out of a can. Dry, malty flavor. Interesting taste. Nice balance with a decent hoppy finish. Kinda taste like Fat Tire and probably nothing I would drink again.

3.7
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2012
16 oz. can- Pours old golden with a one finger bubbly soapy white head that is not going to stick around. The aroma is a wonderful piney spicy hoppy aroma. The taste is more on the citrusy hop side, there is a fruity melon taste to it, grassy, dry aftertaste. Body is medium, carbonation is high. Overall a great beer, but why do they call it a pale lager?

3.7
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can. It pours a very bright golden color with a nice white head. It sure doesn’t look like any pale lager I’ve had. The aroma is a bit weak with some bready malt and light floral and fruity hops. I can definitely pick up the Nelson influence. The flavor is big and bold for the style with good floral hop character with some grainy malt and a dry spicy finish. Very easy drinking on the palate. It kind of reminds me of a Cal common more than anything else. Great beer to enjoy on the first 90 degree day of the year.


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