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Cazeau Tournay Blonde

Brewed by Brasserie de Cazeau
Style: Belgian Ale
Templeuve, Belgium


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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
"Balance! That’s what we were looking for and that’s what we’ve achieved with a round but light beer with a perfect degree of bitterness. Savour it as an aperitif with friends and tell them how it was born… Following the relaunch of the brewery in 2003, we have visited many breweries and discussed things with many seasoned or debutant brewers. Memorable visits during which the tendencies for our first beer were chosen: we wanted to produce a blonde beer, with too not strong an alcohol percent, with personality but above all remaining well balanced. To prevent it from being overly hopped, we had chosen four American hops, coherent between themselves, and subtly dosed. And to give our beer body, we opted for a malt charge of 100% barley malt, without any other cereal, nor any added sugar. At the end of several months of research, we were finally ready to create a brew in our newly installed brewing room. It took place on 01 May 2004, and Tournay Blonde was born!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1286) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium golden, a lot of bubbles, average unstable fluffy white head, mostly diminishing leaving good patchy lacing; strong fruity aroma, orange, pinapple, soapy, ginger, coriander, herbal hops; taste medium sweet and light bitter, citrusy, spicy (ginger, pepper, coriander); medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, sweetbitter aftertaste, herbal and spicy notes, bit dusty; fresh and well-balanced blond.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a thick, fizzy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, cereal, vanilla, some orange, slight peach and subtle floral hops. Taste is similar of cereal, grain, Belgian yeast, vanilla, barley, some orange, slight peach, herbs and floral hops. Medium bodied, a moderate carbonation and a smooth texture. A dry, funky, cereal malt finish. It’s ok. Quite malty with the unmistakeable Belgian, dry, yeasty flavour. Smooth and highly drinkable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Nicely cloudy yellow colour, white foamy head that nicely laces the ale. Citrus hoppy, balanced bitterness, creamy malts; reminds me of Taras Boulba by De La Senne. Dry finish, refreshing. Medium body, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6580) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
14/VI/15 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 1/XII/16 (2015-781)

Clear orange beer, huge fizzy aery crackling white head, unstable, bit adhesive, falls down quickly. Aroma: pretty metallic, bit grassy, quite some CO2. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, yeast, banana, some coriander, spicy, some alcohol. Aftertaste: sweet, metallic, bitter, lots of banana, coriander, yeasty touch, grassy and hoppy finish, with some citrus, alcohol noticeable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
MMR (593) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
An overall nice blonde beer with a good aroma of malts, hops and a nice bitterness. I personally only hate the coriander after-taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobinFrancotte (2) - Auvelais, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2015 does not count
Bel aspect, la mousse est plutôt légère et un peu crémeuse. Cependant, elle tient bien au verre. Belle couleur dorée, la bière est relativement claire, mais pas trop. Au goût, bien que le houblon soit assez présent, j’ai ressenti un aspect résineux, et légèrement agrume (bien que l’amertume présente se confonde facilement dans ce cas présent). Pas vraiment de nuance sucrée, bien amère dans l’ensemble, mais sans trop aller dans l’excès. Au niveau du corps, nous avons une bonne prestance. Pas trop fort, ni trop faible et plutôt fin en bouche. La carbonatation est correcte, avec une bière moyennement pétillante. De manière générale, on retiendra que c’est une bière avec une présence houblonnée, bien amère et résineuse au goût.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
alla spina ZBF 15. Aroma erbaceo e di cereale ben bilanciato. al palato ancora ottimo bilanciamento tra un maltato di miele millefiori e una luppolatura fruttata ed erbacea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4309) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Light smell, earthy and fruity. Similar light taste with some flowers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, orange with a fairly tall off-white head. Orange, peach, yeast scent. Taste is sweet, malty, tangerine, yeast. Very fruity and bright, with a slight funkiness.... Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2014
Strongish blonde ale, tasted from a 75 cl bottle with cork. Thick, light yellowish head, pure orange blonde, near amber colour, clear but hazy with deposit. Vividly fruity aroma strongly reminiscent of fresh orange, pineapple, flowers, ginger, pepper, apple peel, marmelade, mint and something phenolic. Rounded, sweetish palate with fresh citrus effect, appetizing, strong carbo, mild herbal hop bitterness in the end with a whiff of gin-like alcohol. Well-balanced and tasteful.

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