Tour De Fall | New Belgium Brewing

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3.67/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by yankeej13 on 07-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,468
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
694
pDev:
11.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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13
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The appearance was a clear yet muddy brown color with a light orange complexion close to the sides of the glass. There was about a one finger white bubbly/and somewhat foamy rocky/lumpy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing was light and sporadic (slightly all over the place). The smell was lightly spiced with a light floral content interweaving inside of some earthy cereal-ness with a light caramel toast. Interesting to say the least. The taste was mainly earthy and sweet, the light floral content does come back to coat my taste buds. There’s a peanut butter aftertaste (I normally get from most New Belgium beers) and there’s a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and it has a decent sharpness trying to pound my tongue. Overall, decent APA, but nothing too special.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a maltier pale ale. You can tell right in the beginning when this is basically amber in color. Could just as easily be classified as such. 1/2" white head. Toasty caramel and fall like notes.

Taste, again, maltier. This is basically fat tire without as much toasted, caramel like malt. Same demographic they're going after with this one. Mild hopping. Mild bitterness. If you like fat tire or boston lager from Sam Adams, I think this one will be right in your wheelhouse.

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Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chicksdiggit
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First and foremost, I don't recall when I bought this and it made its way to the back of the fridge without me knowing about it. The beer is 11 months beyond the best by date, and I likely thought it was for this fall when I bought it.

L: Poured center into a snifter from a 12 oz bottle. Gorgeous dark roasted copper color with pale mocha colored head. Moderate to fine sized bubbles on a thick head two fingers wide. Plenty of carbonation rising mostly from the center of the glass. Thick retention and thick sticky lacing.

S: Big green hop nose up front and leafy. Salted caramel after with white toast.

T: Nutty up front with hazelnut but tasting a little almost sour. Leafy greens still coming through but toasted white bread crust from the malt are still there. Very weak mint note in the finish.

F: Zippy on the tongue with a citrus like bite. The high carbonation can be felt in the stomach but low perceived ABV presents no issues with drinkability.

O: I'm not a big fan of the flavor but a very well produced technical beer. Looks absolutely fantastic. I love how complex the smell is. I won't crucify this due to its age, but damn I got to imagine this held up pretty friggen awesome over time. Still a good beer.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Clear fizzy tarnished copper with cream-like, fine, yellowed-white head. Great is the retention, just as the lacing. Very good resin, caramel, and orange peel nose. Strong caramel and pasta backbone, with nice resin, pine, dank vegetation, leafiness, slight fruit and peel of citrus, and spice from the hops. Definite black pepper breath-notes after it's saturated the palate. Medium in body, considerably thicker than water despite surprisingly lackluster (given appearances at least) level of gentle, almost tingly carbonation.

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Photo of MJ64
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ASirahSyrah
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl. L: Brilliant copper amber under a clingy moussey 1” white foam collar. S: Bready spicy malts with some hop aromas in the background. T: The flavors follow the aromas with big bready malt moderately bittered by the hops. F: This beer is so smooth and creamy and the bubbles are so small it looks and feels like a nitro beer. O: Flavorful and easy to drink.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid brew drinks real easy solid job

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Photo of Moose90
3.16/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of elNopalero
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Give me a touch of pine and some dry leaves, with a bit more toasty malt on the end, and I’ll call it time for the seasons to change.


This sure ain’t poetry.
Beer reviews can be like that sometimes.

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Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craigsp
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

very good, some pine like smell and flavors a little bitter

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thewilliamhart
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of vader06
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint

A- pours a clear amber color with a small creamy white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some nice lacing behind

S- bready malt sweetness with some caramel aroma up front, grassy and floral hops with a bit of pepper

T- caramel malt with some grainy notes up front, quickly followed by some piney and grassy hop, peppery spice on the finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- easy drinking balanced pale ale

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Photo of derekdclark1
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Tour De Fall from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 694 ratings