Cazeau Tournay Blonde - Brasserie De Cazeau

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Cazeau Tournay BlondeCazeau Tournay Blonde

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27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 45
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 05-11-2005

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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 45
Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Call me a gentleman today... *ahem* This stuff pours a cloudy golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, light grass, light flowers, and light white bread. The taste brings in more of the same, though everything is stronger in its own right, especially the flowers, and there's a vague sense of citrus rind pervading the proceedings. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, if this is truly a tripel, it's a pretty sad example of the style. If it's just a Belgian pale ale (this is my perception going in), it's a bit better, but it's still a fairly boring beer. I get that it's meant to be a "pure" brew, one completely without extraneous spicing and whatnot, but it winds up being a bland little experience. (863 characters)

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Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large bottle, with best before dating, $9.99 at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Pours cloudy, medium apricot, light and gauzy off white head, that stays and leaves nice low sheeting and bits of lace. Some sweet candied fruit and a hint of smoke in the nose. Quite dry Tripel, with ample hops adding an almost woody note. More fruit, some light spicing. Different, tasty, refreshing. Well done and quite enjoyable in a maverick sort of way. Worth a try. (446 characters)

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

33cl bottle, several months past best by date but none the worse for it as far as I can tell. Label says 7% ABV.
This Tournay pours a slightly hazy (it's bottle-conditioned) amber body with an over sized creamy off-white head. The head holds up exceptionally well and leaves remarkable walls of creamy lace on the glass.

The nose is a gentle mix of bready malts and largely citrus fruit. Hints of grassy, herbal and floral hops. Unusual.

The flavor is mildly sweet, with some tartness and bitterness. There's more hop flavor than the nose suggests, at least by the finish. Floral, grassy and spicy notes linger with the biscuity malt in lingering aftertaste.

M: Nicely smooth, with a dry, light finish. Satisfying near-medium body.

O: Adequately complex with a fruity and floral heart. With a fine mouthfeel and great look, it is also easy to drink given the 7% ABV. More like a Belgian PA than a tripel. Certainly worth trying. (936 characters)

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of augustgarage
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750mL capped bottle into my Bruery tulip. Best before 4/2011 (hmm...). This batch is 7% ABV.

Hazy yet effulgent gamboge liquid capped by a thick growing head of merengue-like ivory. Massive lacing, good retention.

Big floral notes in the nose along with hints of cotton candy and gentle hops.

Yeast dominates the flavor profile with a mix of melon-like esters and spicy phenols. Honey-like mid-palate, though the finish is rather dry with a slowly evolving aftertaste with contributions from malt, hops, and the alcohol. Moderately bitter, grassy, and peppery.

Effervescent, pillowy, medium-bodied, and soft.

Low on alcohol and a bit cloudy for the style, this is still big on flavor and balance. (718 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cazeau Tournay Blond pours a slightly hazy (it's bottle-conditioned) golden orange body beneath a creamy head of white that holds exceptionally well and leaves short but solid walls of creamy lace about the glass.

The nose is bright and fresh with a cereal-like grainy maltiness that's threaded through with notes of sugary vanilla-accented candy, spice, and some sprightly grassy and floral hops.

The flavor is balanced, and although it does offer some of the sugar suggested by the nose it's not what you'd consider as sweet. A solid bitterness balances it from beneath, and there's more hop flavor than the nose suggests. Floral, grassy and spicy notes cut through the sugar-threaded malt and combine with the bitterness to usher in a dry, alcohol spritzed finish.

Although it's not particularly complex, it is bright and exciting, and surprisingly floral. You're almost compelled to keep tasting it looking for just one more elusive flavor or aroma. It's also remarkably easy to drink given the 7% abv. It's certainly worth trying. An interesting tripel. (1,062 characters)

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Gmann
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright yet cloudy golden straw color. Perhaps a couple of shades more brown than straw. Beautiful pillowy pure white head that left some nice lacing. The aroma is of musty pale malt, white grapes, candi sugar and juicy fruit. The taste is of juicy fruit, hay, flowery, some pineapple/tropical fruit, and a dash of grassy hops. Nice flavors, nothing crazy complex, perhaps more of a BSPA. The feel is light to moderate with plenty of prickly carbonation. Sweet throughout but there is an offsetting bitterness the peaks out towards the end. Very drinkable brew, sweet but not cloying; quite refreshing. (609 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep hazy blond color ale with large foamy head with great retention and perfect lacing. Aroma of Belgian malt with some floral hops and a lightly sweet finish. Taste is also dominated by lightly sweet malt with some dry floral hops and a yeasty and bread-like finish. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no alcohol is apparent. I thought this was a nice example for the style but a yeast is a bit too dominating. (440 characters)

Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber. Massive fine white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light fruit and yeast similar to a saison. Unusual dry flavor of light fruit with the coriander and bitter spices forward. Flavor also leans towards saison/farmhouse yeasts. Long finish of bitter hops and spices. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. This was very different (and drier) than any tripel or Belgian blond I've ever had, but was quite good. A very interesting and enjoyable take on a tripel. I will buy again. (587 characters)

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Slight, thin beige head. Colour is a rich orangey-yellow. Looks like a real nice tripel. First sniff--doesn't smell like a standard Belgian tripel. Smells good, but I got honeyed fruit, herbal/grassy notes and some pale grain notes. It just doesn't have that robustness (perhaps due to the smaller ABV) and tart or bitter finish I associate with the style. Very interesting for what it does offer, though. (433 characters)

Photo of ThaCreep
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very cloudy yellowish color that is slightly reminiscent of a traditional Witbier. The mouth is also in this sense, that is to say, it reminds spices and slightly bitter citrus. But the side belgian pale ale is also provided by the hops which plays a discreet but effective. There is a slightly bitter aftertaste but still persistent on the palate and a nice way long enough. A good beer but a little hybrid quality significant for fans of the two particular styles. (466 characters)

Photo of pknyc
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of wedgie9
3.16/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted from 11.2oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a thick but quickly receding white head. Nose of belgian hops, light spices, and some wheat. Flavor is slightly sweet with light hops and wheat notes. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a medium length bitter finish. (280 characters)

Photo of julian89
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank on 3/17/12 @ night

Appearance: Nice opaque sandalwood color with a half inch head good retention and no lacing. Good carbonation.

Smell: Crisp and simple. Not much else too it. For some reason I could not pick out different notes.

Mouthfeel: Nice initial attack with a smooth transition.

Taste: Pretty decent. Not what I expected. Light citrus notes and medium hops taste. Very simple and nothing pronounced.

Overall: A simple belgian, nothing more, nothing less. (474 characters)

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of roblowther
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

One of the best looking labels I've seen in a long time. Don't know if that counts as appearance but I'm going to go with that theory. Cloudy golden color with a thin soapy head. Smells of apricots and floral hops, with a definite rose note. My mouth is watering now. Tastes sweet, mildly malty, fruity. Not complicated but just simply great. Mouthfeel is buttery and soft, with mild carbonation. Could be a tad more bubbly. The drinkability is outta the park. Very smooth, very balanced, very, very drinkable. This is an all-around very good beer with some outstanding characteristics. I need no help with this bottle, 750 or no. (630 characters)

Photo of hopdog
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Poured a cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of flowers, yeast, and fruity (apples and pears). Tastes of the same floral, yeasty and fruity but with light spices in there too. Lightly sweet finish.

Notes from: 6/19/05 (255 characters)

Photo of John_M
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a solid gold color with pretty good head retention and sticky lacing all around. The nose gives one the impression that this will be a fairly light beer, with an aroma of ginger, lime and honey. Flavors on the palate replicate the nose, except this is a very light tasting beer, that is a bit thin and watery. There is even a touch of bitterness on the finish, which adds a bit of complexity to the beer. Alcohol is not the least bit obtrusive, but this beer is so light on flavor, I can't really describe it as very drinkable.

Nothing wrong with this beer, but it's hardly anything to get excited about either. Probably won't order this one again, and I think I'll skip the stout (also on tap today) as well. (750 characters)

Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mychalg9
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Cazeau Tournay Blonde from Brasserie De Cazeau
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