Cazeau Tournay Blond - Brasserie De Cazeau
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3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
04-23-2010 02:42:29 | More by Billolick
3.96/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
03-15-2013 23:38:34 | More by chinchill
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
09-04-2011 06:33:19 | More by augustgarage
4.33/5 rDev +19%
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.
05-30-2009 14:21:58 | More by NeroFiddled
4.1/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
04-05-2009 03:34:31 | More by Gmann
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
04-19-2009 01:49:49 | More by Phyl21ca
4.18/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
09-18-2012 02:55:29 | More by LiquidAmber
British Columbia (Canada)
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
07-28-2012 00:25:30 | More by CookstLiquor
3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
07-27-2010 03:43:30 | More by wedgie9
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
04-10-2012 14:12:34 | More by julian89
4.45/5 rDev +22.3%
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.
04-25-2009 02:38:53 | More by roblowther
4/5 rDev +9.9%
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
01-18-2009 19:32:50 | More by hopdog
3.08/5 rDev -15.4%
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.
02-12-2013 01:10:52 | More by TMoney2591
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
04-12-2009 16:58:25 | More by John_M
4.03/5 rDev +10.7%
A: Poured from a bottle to goblet. Had a dull orange color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.
S: A sharp aroma of malt, yeast, fruit, and esters.
T: Tasted of yeast, fruit (apples, a little citrus), malt, some fruity esters and sugar. Not what you'd call a groundbreaking flavor, but definitely pleasant.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
D: Overall, a solid, drinkable beer.
11-10-2010 13:08:37 | More by avalon07
3.23/5 rDev -11.3%
This beer is a very cloudy yellow-gold color and sports a decent white head that contributes plenty of lace. The aroma is fruity, with a touch of alcohol, and an annoying distant solvent like smell. The beer has a sharp flavor, a bit of fruit, some mild pale malts, a hint of spice, and some alcohol. The hop presence is fairly low, but there's a decent balancing bitterness. The beer is medium in body, with a slight spritz due to carbonation. Some yeast flavor comes forward in the finish. This isn't a particularly great beer...middle of the road.
05-05-2009 20:06:26 | More by Suds
3.63/5 rDev -0.3%
BB 11-2006. Good presance with foggy orangebrown beer and a great and lasting head. Nose is good malts that give it a dry note but even more candy that's sweet with caramel. Taste is that of a good fermented beer that saw too much candy. Wheaty carracter comes out more now as in the nose and aftertaste is good and bitter. Mouthfeel is qiet fine having good( quiet high) carbonisation and taste that's not showing anything overdone. Drinkability is ok but could have something more as fine candy and bitterness.
10-06-2005 18:19:05 | More by paterlodie
4.1/5 rDev +12.6%
Presentation: Easter Sunday 27th April, 2005 was a hard morning to face after some late night/early hours drinking in Ostend. Thankfully though the thought of a tour around the new Brasserie de Cazeau was something to spike the senses and fortify my ailing old body.
After a very interesting tour around the new Brewery in a rather old countryside location which housed the original family Brewery, we headed up into the loft area of what was one of the farm like buildings surrounding a quadrangle w- we emerged in a Sampling & Tasting Roof come which included a small bar and a few tables a chairs. It even housed, in the rafters, the sectional coolship from the original Brewery.
From here we were served the Tournay Blond from 750ml green grass bottles by the Brewer, into Tournay Goblet like Glasses. Labeled at 7.2%, this is the first of many new beers promised from Brasserie de Cazeau .one a year is planned in fact.
Appearance: A little darker than I expected, in the Brewery serving room it had a simple amber character, but held to the light near the one window it exhibited an orange hue with some reddish-amber tints. A little turbid the cloudy nature reminded me of a chill haze in a Cask Ale, maybe off-putting to some but not really detracting. A lovely creamy light tan colored head formed easily from the pour. Audibly violent as the head rescinded, but after it settled it never collapsed to anything less than a depth of no less than ¾.
Nose: TONS, or is that Tonnes? of fruity odors oh my word, the aromas are of, and my list states; mango, pineapple, lemon, lime & orange, apple cores, mashed banana and freshly toiled earth with a herbal yeast spicy finish. The brewer made a point to inform us that NO spices are added, so this is quite the nose for a brew with only the usual four natural ingredients.
Taste: Rustic charm throughout, more yeast in the flavors with a spicy malt feel that hinted at aniseed at times in the finish. Very dry, with some lingering bitterness but it had a Belgium Candy Sugar feel to it at the start. The aromas dont quite come through in thy tastes, at least not in the bottles we had. They are there though I suspect, lurking in the background, mischievously biding their time. Could be one to age for 12 months I think before it develops its best profile.
Mouthfeel: The dryness scorches the tongue at times, yet the early sweetness builds feel into the body. Finishes bitter and very, very dry though. Throughout all of this the soft but lively conditioning persists and lends a nice Belgium Ale feel to the drink.
Drinkability: I managed several of these; the complimentary glass was soon devoured, as was several others that I paid for. Bloody tasty stuff indeed, and easily partaken.
Overall: It drinks oh so easily, feels good on the palate and the appearance is good, yet the tastes are still developing I felt. But by far the best part of this brew is the nose .oh that was good!!! Dont confuse this with other rather average bland tasting Blondes/Blonds so often seen in new Belgium Brewpubs though, that moniker can be rather confusing and I think may prove detrimental in the long run.
Nevertheless, the name is a minor quibble, this is a solid brew that I am sure will develop with time, as I indeed hope the Brewery will. I wish Laurent Agache and Quentin Mariage all the best with their third generation Brewing venture.
05-11-2005 04:02:17 | More by TheLongBeachBum
3.1/5 rDev -14.8%
Purchased at State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD.
Served at about 55 deg. into tulip glass.
Unfortunately upon popping the cap, there was a slight audible noise which is not a good indication. I believe that this was not capped properly and as a result, is completely flat.
Pours light golden in color with very little haze.
Hints of grain, yeast, and green apple fruitiness. Again, the lack of carbonation is really limiting this experience.
Tastes balanced. The hops are very nicely balanced with the malt and the yeast flavors are pretty mild.
12-05-2009 01:13:10 | More by travise
Cazeau Tournay Blond from Brasserie De Cazeau
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.