Beer: New Belgium Tour De Fall
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Type: Pale Ale
Price: $7.99 on sale
Appearance: Clear, small bubbles slowly rising to the top, dark copper, bronze
Aroma: Pine hops and a slight hint of malt
Body & Texture: Feels medium bodied, heavier than expected, low carbonation, smooth
Aftertaste: Mostly malts and fades to into a light bitterness
My mom brought this beer up for our weekend in Truckee a couple weeks back. I was looking forward to trying a new brew since it’s been quite a while since I had a beer. I’ve been on a wine kick lately, but I’ll always love a tasty cold brew on a warm day.
What I loved about this beer was the color. It was absolutely beautiful! Exactly what I hope for in a fall seasonal for color. I also enjoyed the aroma and while I thought the taste was good, I didn’t think it was really anything to write home about. My main complaint was the carbonation. It was so lightly carbonated that I didn’t find it that refreshing. I’ve definitely been impressed with New Belgium’s fall seasonal in the past, but this one didn’t do it for me. I would not buy this beer myself. I did give it another try over the weekend and once again it was too flat for my taste. With so many fall seasonal brews out there, I would say to give a different one a shot. Let me know if theres any out there right now you think I should try.
Just a cute picture of Ryder while I did my brew review. Always looking unimpressed with me during photo shoots.