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


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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"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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2007
Hazy blond yellow/orange with a fine white head. Fruity malty yeasty aroma. Fine filling body and a taste of fruits (orange/citrus) easy sweet. Nice light bitter finish. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2007
Hazy blond coloured, little carbonation, with a large white head. Fruity aroma. Full palate, somewhat yeasty. Finish is fruity, bitter yeasty. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1853) - Tjele, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Bottle. Good aroma, malty and fruity. Hazy body and nice creamy off-white head. Sweet and fruity flavor and nice lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
It’s a golden, very cloudy beer with a nice head. The aroma is sweetish and fruity. The flavour is sweet with notes of fruit, honey, a bit of caramel and citrus, mostly tangerine. It’s an OK trippel. 1596

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
Beautiful golden body, white head; Very light nose, balanced, soft and fresh; big bubbled carbonation, quite thin a little fruity acidy body; Medium long a little bitter a little light body, malty aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2009 In short: A crisp and highly drinkable Belgian blonde ale. Medium dry and refreshing. Need more…
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed fresh soon after receiving it from the brewery through private importation
The look: Very cloudy blonde body with an initially big white head with low retention
In long: Crisp cookie malts for a light but full body. Bonus points go to the yeast which had this Saison-ish quality to it with a little wilderness going on. Carbonation was a lot (and I mean a lot) of very small bubbles, not aggressive though, just adding to the spiciness tickling sensation. The fruitiness was peachy and I also got some olive flavours (although I’m probably the only one to get it). Spicy hops to perfectly balance the whole thing. Finish has low bitterness and medium dryness. Overall this was dangerously delicious. The bottle has this long text written in Old French that was just a blast to read, provided you can read french. A pleasant surprise. Very hard to come by. For North Americans this may prove to be almost as hard to find as those weapons of mass destruction, except that the Tournay does exist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
Generous white head with belgian rockiness slowly becomes a memory while the fiery bubbly hazy golden foundation displays a maximum of activity. Exotic juicy fruitiness appear in a wheaty, yeasty nose. Summer-like nature. This is how I like my pilsner malts extracted, letting bright, farmhouse crisp natural nature come through while maintaining a thin, yet almost chewy toastiness that avoids sweetness or overly simplistic cerealic affairs. A deliciously polished, light and lively ale. Excellent cleansing carbonation is engaging and natural. Hugely drinkable. Delicate noble hops add some pleasure toward the end through both a mild citrusy bite and a gently herbal, floral bright aroma range. Yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A big-bubbled sheet of foam dissipates into the hazy blond gown.
-Banana esters leap from the doughy yeast presence to form a fruity, spicy nose.
-Those bananas sweeten up the flavor profile, and nearly cover the yeasty bite. Pretty much what the nose had predicted.
-The creamy body is emboldened by the soft effervescence. Rich and drinkable, this is mouthfeel is quite a success.

What if you dig deeper?
-The yeast’s spiciness works with the herbal nature of the finishing hops.
-Wheat can easily be imagined here, lending that delicate citrusy character to obvious banana esters.
-I wouldn’t call it an Abbey Tripel myself, but who cares, this is a talented Belgian ale made for large gulps.

Bottled; best before 07/2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
[Bottled at Vinens Verden] Medium strong blonde with fruity character. Rather good at all. Maybe I should try it again tomorrow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2006
(Bottle, lot no. 04, best before 06/2007) Pours a murky burnt orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, apple cider, vanilla, and ginger. Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, and apple.

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