Friday, April 20, 2012

New Belgium Shift Pale Lager

The New Belgium Brewing Company is in Fort Collins, Colorado.  This 5.0% ABV beer is based one that was previously in-house only, that workers could drink at the end of their shift.

This beer is a lightly hopped lager that pours a dark golden, almost approaching copper or orange. There is a short, thick and foamy white head.  The aroma is lightly hoppy, aromatic flowers, a bit of tangerine and citrus, fresh tall grass, and some fruity yeast.  The taste is smooth golden grain, bread dough, citrus and flowers, tea with lemon, with a slightly bitter and grassy finish.  It has a nice crisp carbonation, but also a smooth and creamy feel in the mouth as well.  This is absolutely delicious, what a session beer!  It is hard to do it justice with words, get out and try this one.

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