Brewed by Brasserie de Cazeau
Style: Abbey Tripel
Templeuve, Belgium


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
"Tournay Triple is seductively strong Triple beers traditionally contain more malt, and are therefore stronger. But the original idea behind Tournay Triple was to produce a very hopped beer rather than a strong one. When creating all our beers, we want to preserve a balance between the tastes and to ensure that each ingredient can be expressed without crushing the others. To respond to the bitterness of the hops, we therefore had to brew a solidly-built beer, whence the choice of a high alcohol content (more than 9% ABV). Although we had quickly succumbed to the very particular flavours of the New Zealand hop, Nelson Sauvin, many tests were necessary to find the right marriage with other hops, including the English Fuggles, and Cascade, which is the hallmark of all our beers except for Saison. The perfecting of our Triple was therefore a labour of Hercules but it was well worth the trouble!"

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petibear (53) - - MAY 2, 2013
hazy dark orange, small creamy head, light citrus aroma, caramel, bittersweet taste (but more sweet than bitter),

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (2443) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 5, 2017
hazy orange colour, huge, dense white head; aroma of overripe peach an tropical fruits, biscuits and some rotten vegetables; taste of overripe peach, mango, maybe some tangerine, too and earthy-white wine notes; not a usual tripel, but I enjoyed it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SylvainCFC (130) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2017
Robe blonde fonce, troubl, belle mousse blanche compacte, homogne, belle tenue. Nez trs houblonn pour une triple. Houblonnage cru notamment. Nez floral et herbeux. Bouche elle aussi fort houblonne pour une triple avec une prvalence de notes de foin, de ferme, lgrement tourb. Le caractre de la triple belge, levure se rvle aussi avec la douceur malte et une petite sucrosit (ajout). Lamertume du houblon est bien prsente sans excs, mais en balance de la douceur dabord ressentie. Petite longueur amre. 9 degrs trs bien intgr. Texture assez paisse, carbonatation moyenne. Rondeur moyenne. Triple qui ajoute une style de base un biais houblonn. Triple "fermire" vu les notes dgages, ce qui colle bien au lieu o sont brasses les bires de Cazeau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2853) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - JAN 9, 2017
Draft at Luppolo Station Roma, Italy. 17.12.2016. Ciaone Alberto. Pour it hazy yellow color with medium white head. Aroma fruity, citrusy, pinch of floral. Taste citrusy, smooth yeasty feel, hoppy pleasent finish, nice balanced, good, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, lively, long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (2146) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2016
Tap at Luppolo Station in Rome-Italy. Semi clear pale golden pour, important and persistent white foam. Nose: sweet and spicy, cookies and orange canditi. Mouth: soft carbonation, panettone cake, Christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (361) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle of 33cl, in a Tulip glass ; from the fridge. Nice triple. Were in front of a usual but good heavy blond orange beer, with a foamy white head, with dry-hopping. The result is obvious : more sweet than bitter... Still nice, but kind of taste like usual big brand beers. The palate is not very long...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5981) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation hazy with floating yeast chunks dark yellow orange colored body and a poor lacing. The weak aroma was malt hop. The sharp semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of vinous candy hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (1432) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2016 Aus der Flasche im Bierzirkus in Brssel getrunken. Trbes Amber im Glas mit einer geschtzten meterhohen Schaumkrone. Stabil! Wie soll man an das Bier kommen ? Das fruchtigste Triple, was ich je getrunken habe (Kalthopfung zahlt sich aus).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2584) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Pours a three finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Hazy amber color, with a ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit hop nose, flavor is mellow grapefruit hops and caramel. $1.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3272) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2016
Tasted last 7 years many times. Last from 75 cl @ home with Rob end may. Almost clear darker golden to orange color, with a big (off-)white head. Aroma : bit yeast, some fruits, little spice, and. Medium body. Taste: softsweet start, complex, fruits, again yeast notes, good hopsbitterness. Stay a nice tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (958) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
Goudblond bier met wit schuim. Geur: redelijk gesloten neus maar toch wat grassige hop waarneembaar. smaak: bitter, lichtjes pompelmoes en wat moutzoetigheid die zorgt voor een goede balans. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Medium volmondig. Ik heb de indruk dat de Cascade hop er vroeger duidelijker uitkwam.

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