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. Were 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, youve 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
This is likely the tastiest pale lager Ive ever had. It is fantastic for this style. Aroma is big and hoppy, clear clear amber yellow. Taste is like the cleanest refreshing lager with IPA hops. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2012
Smells like rotten vegetables. Has the head is enormous and ungainly. Tastes like stale yeast. Yes, but no.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1961) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2012
16 oz can This was tasted at Phils 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5344) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - 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 wasnt 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9567) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (2173) - 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?

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