Tour De Fall - New Belgium Brewing

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653 Ratings
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 11
Gots: 127 | FT: 1
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New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: yankeej13 on 07-30-2014)
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Reviews by Spider889:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber color with finger width foamy head. Mild head retention and lacing on side of the glass. Has a grapefruit and slightly piney aroma. Pale malty taste up front, followed by a slightly hoppy taste. There is a hint of grapefruit at the end. This beer does seem a little watered down, but is overall decent.

Photo of secondtooth
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, orange-amber, with a thick, luxurious head of fine off-white foam. Lace is loopy but nice.

Nose is primarily caramel malts and floral hops, in a nicely-rendered balance.

Taste is a definite classic pale ale (rather than the usual modern American pale ale, which is often indistinguishable from some IPAs), with hops present, but the caramel malts playing an equal (almost leading) role, providing balance and weight to this easy-drinking ale. Nicely done. Not a world changer, but a solid brew for a late Summer/early Fall day.

Photo of avalon07
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very slight aroma of hops, fruit, and malt. OK, but it doesn't necessarily grab you.

T: Tasted of an average amount of hops, light fruit (grapefruit), malt, and a hint of pine. The flavor here is somewhat unbalanced: The hops appear in the finish instead of up front. It's also a little thin. Very uneven.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: This isn't an offensively bad beer by any stretch, but it is uneven. Not bad, but there are better APAs out there.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%

Bottle from Tipples. Enjoy by Dec 2014, poured 8/17/14. Pours dark amber brown but clear with plenty of light showing through, and a one finger fluffy white head. Light hop aroma, floral, with some light malt breadiness. Flavor is bready malt, low sweetness, some floral hop notes, but very much malt forward almost like a fresh mash. A bit watery and low on flavor but altogether inoffensive and easy drinking. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty bland but not bad in any way.

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint a clear rich copper with a half finger sticky white head.Nutty malt and piney hops in the nose,not overly sweet.Biscuit sweetness upfront on the palate with some drying nutty malts,the hops come in late giving off some green leafiness and mild pine,some noticeable sharpness from the rye is detected.A well flavored somewhat quaffing APA with a nice shot of rye,well done.

Photo of BryanFlaherty
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Bitzer
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Earthling28
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Too bitter. May be best had with flavorful food.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a surprisingly dark, nearly brown, amber with a two-finger foamy and airy head that quickly compacts to one finger. It left lacing all down the glass.

The aroma is full of floral notes as well as orange and lemon and a hint of toffee.

This beer tastes wonderful. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit up front with a little caramel and toffee right behind with a lingering, dry bitter note and, perhaps, even a touch of toasted bread.

The mouthfeel is slick and yet smooth with just-right carbonation.

Overall, this is a really good pale ale that kept me coming back for more. Nice balance, wonderful flavor. Fall only? Bummer.

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Afroman
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of aquazr1
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Torey
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Meyers1023
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of avitallo
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brown in color with excellent clarity. A fingernail of eggshell white foam sits on top. Brussels lacing. Delicate aroma of faintly spicy pale malt. The flavor is full of gently spiced notes (almost peppery with a hint of rye). Gentle pine hop flavor in the back of the palate. The mouth is crisp and refreshing.

Photo of cnagle28
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says best before Dec 14, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid finger of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: An earthy and floral hop forward aroma with hints of grass and citrus fruit. Upfront earthy and floral hops with hints of grass and pine. Citrus fruit hints of orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, and tangerine. Solid malt presence with bready hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast along with some sweet honey like hints. A solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and floral hop forward taste with notes of grass, citrus, and caramel malt. Upfront mix of earthy, floral, and herbal hops with some notes of grass and pine resin. Citrus fruit notes of orange peel, lemon, tangerine, and grapefruit. Good balance of bready malt with notes of caramel, biscuit, grains, toast, and yeast along with slight roast. Also some honey like sweetness. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, somewhat chewy, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid take on an American Pale Ale. Good mix of hop esters with a solid caramel malt balance.

Photo of briandaube
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours a deep amber copper hue with a beige khaki colored head formed thick with great carbonation, fine speckled lacing evenly with each sip…this beer is looking great.

Aroma is full of pine, crushed aspirin, a hint of cat piss from those Amarillo hops but in moderation. Even some pine and citrus notes arise in the hop nose very pleasant, with a touch of perceived sweetness and bready malts.

Flavor is dank, earthy tea, herbal hops with some bready slightly caramelized malts overall a dry earthy finish with each sip. Complex hops, citrus notes, even floral rose hips.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied dry finish biting hops very nice character semi dry enough malt sweetness to balance it out, lingering hop flavors lay on the palate…which I’m quite pleased with.

Overall, completely ideal sessionable >or= to 6% abv, a hoppy fall seasonal to add to my rotation of Southern Tier Harvest, Troeg’s Hop Knife, Ottercreek Overgrown, Sierra Nevada Harvest Ales.

Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the kegerator into a half liter mug. Nice two finger fluffy tan head, lasted to the end of the glass and produced nice lacing throughout. Nice dark amber color. Aroma was heavy malt sweetness, with just a touch of pine and some light flowery notes. Taste was typical New Belgium malty, with just a hint of some piney hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was a little light, but it has a nice finish of bitterness from the hops. Overall, pretty tasty, I'll be enjoying this keg for a little while. It will make a nice session beer between the big tasters.

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Tour De Fall from New Belgium Brewing
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