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


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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2012
Deux points importants avant tout commentaire de dégustation : 1.Le degré alcoolique de cette bière est passé de 7,2 à 6,7 % 2.L’étiquette est relookée avec le pont de tournay et une très jolie graphie de Tournay avec une fleur de lys dans le O, dans des coloris brun foncé et noir très réussis. Le tout avec une citation en picard, très difficile à traduire pour nos amis des states. Ce texte dit ceci «quand tu te promènes dans la ville, que tu remontes le long de l’Escaut, assieds-toi à une terrasse. Qu’il fasse froid, qu’il fasse chaud, prends une bonne bière de Tournay et tu vas prendre du bon temps. Tu seras complètement ravivé, elle fera toc toc à ton ventre.» Voilà en effet un beau programme... La blonde est jolie, dorée brillante, avec une mousse blanche très stable. Les arômes sont de pur malts et de houblons assez fins. La texture est soyeuse, douce. La première bouche est un bel équilibre déjà entre céréale et amertume, avec un peu de fruits secs. La seconde bouche est délicieuse, sur les grains d’orge, avec la mousse qui garnit bien les parois du verre. Troisième bouche d’un équilibre magnifique. La longueur est toute en douceur, sans epices. La finale est soyeuse. La levure est d’une bonne tenue pour une blonde traditionnelle. Le degré alcoolique est juste ce qu’il faut pour accompagner. Si on comprend bien cette blonde remplit complètement sa de faire un petit toc toc au ventre, et procurer du bon temps...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle, 33cl, "Tournay" in orange lettering on black, "Traditional Belgian Beer." Aroma big on the pepper and clove with a great deal of lemon zest and other citrusy character, and strong biscuit malt, floral hops. Flavor much the same with a slightly resinous (more pollen-like) character, and again particularly lemony and zesty. Superbly crisp and refreshing. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 Courtesy of Jason and Todd Alström, and David from Anam Cara, sitting at Delirium Cafe next to us. Light musky aroma, wheat, Belgian yeast, ale profile. Cloudy amber with thin white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice yeasty fruity start, tripel profile. Bubblegum esters, alcohol. Mild sweet finish and after, a little chalky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Thanks to Hopdog for sharing this rare gem. Amber/orange colro with a small head. The aroma is dusty fruits, bananas, oranges and barnyrad dominate. The taste is super smooth with more flavors of wood, vanilla, candi sugar and tree bark. Quite unique stuff. Peppery and lively.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6174) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Labeled as simply Tournay (orange label) 7% ABV: Aroma is well funked, with coriander, sage, and basil. Cloudy golden, thick head, decent lacing. Medium body. Light malt, rice, funk. Decidedly un-fruity, which is a refreshing change from other blondes and saisons. Not real exciting, but flavorful and good. Remarkable for not containing additives.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2005
(Bottled, 0.75l) Dark orange/amber color with smallish, lasting head. Fruity, licoricey, quite pleasant aroma. Slightly sour, honeyish, spicy flavor. Very smooth, medium-bodied palate with soft carbonation. A very enjoyable and tasty blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Hopdog at Egajdzis tripel fest. Hazy golden in color with a white head. Peppery fruity aroma. Peppery fruity flavor. Finish is fruity. Decent beer. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Poured a cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of flowers, yeast, and fruity (apples and pears). Tastes of the same with light spices. Lightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Pour is rich reddish golden with a thin off white head...smell is floral and yeasty...vanilla, pepper, cloves...taste is spicy, sweet, vanilla, clove, pepper...rich reamy moutfeel...this is nice...

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