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


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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
"Roundness to be enjoyed by the side of an open fire! We wanted to create a more palateful, stronger beer, but without spices, unlike the majority of Christmas beers. The work therefore first of all focused on the selection of the barley malts. We needed a mixture of five different barley malts for obtaining the dark ruby colour and the body that we wanted. Then, we wanted hops that were not too strong, in order to contribute to that typical roundness of winter beers. This is why we have mainly opted for the Slovenian Styrian Golding, not very bitter, but used in great quantity and combined with a little Cascade, for a very fine hopping."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, sweetness and a burnt bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 CBF07 sample from bottle. Presented as Tourney Brune, should have been named Black Hole according to Ralf from Det Belgiske Hus. Pours deep brown. Nose is liqourice and malty, clear yeast presence with raisins and prunes, classical belgian. Flavour is malty, coffee and roasted malt with a vague uplifting note. Good spicy and sweet finish.

2007-08-18 33 cL bottle (as Tournay de Nol). Pours deep brown with a red hue and light brown head. Chocolate note, slight spiced and minor liqourice nose. Liqourice finish to a beer that starts with a chocolate smoothness. Slight bitterhops note. Spiced. Nice and slight warming. 7 4 7 3 14 = 3,5.

Im in doubt if the Tourney Brune is identical to the Tournay de Nol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2006
A deep red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel and fruit, leading to a dry bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Bottle. Dark brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, yeast and spices. Flavour of fruits, dried fruits, yeast and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled@Kerstbierfestival, Essen. Deep brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is spices, caramel and some sourness. Flavour is spices, malts and some mild hints of hops and yeast. Not much how much of an Christmasbeer this tastes like though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy, dark brown with a vague, reddish tint and a dense, beige head leaving some lacework. Fat aroma of hard roasted malts - lightly burned actually. Quite a full body with plenty of burned malt, lightly sweet with an underlying spiciness and then a burned, slightly ashy finish. Quite decent but atypically Belgian with these almost stout-like characteristics. 180807

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23728) - Tyres, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2009
Bottled. Hazy mahgany colour, creamy head. Theres bubblegum and doughy malt. Medium bodied with some malt sweetness. Very solid body offering dough, marzipan, salt and caramel. Gently warming with well put together flavours. Laid back, yet complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23376) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a fast disappearing tan head. Sweet malty spicy alcohol aroma, also hints of dark fruits. Fruity malty flavor with hints of licorice and also some spicy hints. Sweet malty finish with some chocolate hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
15th December 2015
Bottleshare at Chez Smith. Thanks to Dan. Hazy amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and mildly dry, modest fine carbonation. Thin but sweetish malts, thin cream. Light caramel toffee. Mild and quite ripe fruits. Pinch of spice. Standard stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2009
dark chestnut brown with a lively light beige head that lasts a few minutes then reduces to a fine layer with reasonable lacing. aroma of alcohol, caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg. flavor begins with caramel and scotch, then progresses to light spice with cinnamon, then ends with a slightly bitter edge. very nice body, smooth, creamy and full. a nice Christmas beer, worth seeking out. Id like to find it in a larger bottle and store it for a year or two.

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