Tour De Fall
New Belgium Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.41%
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
695
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  14
Gots
  141
SCORE
83
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Bierwolf from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 09, 2014
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Aug 17, 2014
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BMMillsy from Florida

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.

Aug 18, 2014
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Aug 16, 2014
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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.

Sep 28, 2014
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grittybrews from Washington

4/5  rDev +8.7%

Aug 26, 2014
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swandtj from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Oct 20, 2014
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MyTthor from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev 0%

Nov 02, 2014
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dcbeers from District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

Oct 14, 2014
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neckbeered from Montana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

Oct 10, 2014
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anthony-martinez from California

3.2/5  rDev -13%

Nov 15, 2014
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superspak from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/14/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral grass, caramel, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, light chocolate, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, light chocolate, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, fairly creamy/sticky, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of citrus hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Sep 06, 2014
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JasonR1975 from Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

Aug 30, 2014
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dcscientist from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Seems like a pretty run of the mill APA, not really sure why it's a special fall seasonal. It's good, don't get me wrong, but no different than most of the other pales out there.

Oct 07, 2014
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Nov 22, 2014
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JMUbrewz from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Aug 22, 2014
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ed_loves_ipa from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +13%

Sep 28, 2014
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eawolff99 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sep 16, 2014
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev +6.5%

Sep 16, 2014
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corywalston from North Dakota

4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. Aggressive poor ½ inch white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Carbonation is evident. Color Amber.
S. Like delicious fresh hops and a lot of it. A little skunky but the good kind. Smells like Rampants little brother but like potting soil.
T. Pine needles and a little sweet. I don’t taste the Amarillo. Taste watered down.
M. Watery, dry, but refreshing.
O. The beer is good but it taste like NB Ranger beer only a little watered down. Average buzz for 6%.

Oct 05, 2014
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.5%

Sep 19, 2014
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hypnotoad1 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Aug 17, 2014
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clausr from Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Sep 29, 2014
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notchucknorris from California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Aug 11, 2014
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chrishiker1409 from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Oct 10, 2014
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 695 ratings