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


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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
"Balance! Thatís what we were looking for and thatís what weíve 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 bornÖ 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Golden amber colored pour with medium sized head. Citrusy, fruity, yeast aroma with a sweet malty, bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2008
Hazy goden with medium off white head. Sweet yeasty malty aroma with spices, oranges and coriander. Flavor is sweet with ripe fruits, yeast and spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (16386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. (thx for sharing, papsoe) Hazy, yellowish body, topped by an off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma. The flavor is a bit lactic, else it is fruity, citrusy and slightlly bitter. Medium body. The finish has the same weak sourness, and is quite fruity. I bet the sourness wasnít intended from the brewer. (071006)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
Very pale golden beer, thick creamy head. Aroma is lightly berryish with a soft earthy Belgian malt character. Light apricot and a fruity lightly spicy yeast. Soft dustiness and a lingering earthy character. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy golden with a creamy, beige head. Lightly sweetish fruit aroma with a whiff of yeast. Medium body, some fruit and then an odd, underlying tartness - sorta Berliner Weisse sour, which I doubt is intentional. Almost no bitterness. 061007

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle. Muddy golden colour with a huge mostly lasting white head. Rich malty aroma and taste with fruity notes. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Pours a cloudy light orange color with a ring of white lace. Very enjoyable aroma and flavor of orange peel and yeast. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle at home - shared with family. Clear to unclear ( i got some yeast) - white head. Fruity & Hoppy Aroma. Taste: Citrus, orange, light wheaty, light yeasty, fruity, light spicy, nice medium hoppy. Soft finish !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3526) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 blond coloured sparkelend body with a white head a yeasty hoppy fruity aroma a yeasty hoppy fruity bitter taste with a dry bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5369) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Best Before 2007 750mL bottle drunk on 5/26/07
Thankfully pale malts donít oxidize as quickly and/or poorly as dark ones do because here is yet another example of my previous infatuation with aging beers gone bad. I waxed the cap, so Iím thinking that helped lock in some carbonation, and certainly this was well-carbonated with a fluffy white head. But it just seemed tired, with lots of dustiness and a fair amount of vanillin.
Though, itís interesting to note that perhaps giving a beer a few years really allows you to see what itís made of. Fresh Belgian strong goldens are (usually) quite liberally hopped and so full of overt phenols/esters that you cant get the full story of the malt intricacies. Or maybe thatís just a bunch of schlock. Either way, I know this would have been quite different fresh. Very sugary, with lots of honey and sweet cookie dough, it has a fair amount of breadiness with a trailing esteriness (heavy banana and peach, some nectarine). Carbonation is mostly tight, but there is a bit of looseness near the finish. Aroma has some powderiness and lots of adjunct sugar apparency hiding behind the big ester bouquet. Surprisingly still spicy (white pepper and coriander) despite there being no spice addition.
Iíll probably score it for how it was in this aged condition. Iíd imagine that fresh, it must be very sweet (itís quite sweet as is here) so that would probably balance the extra points Iíd give it for a more presumed bright flavor/aroma. No alcohol noted.

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