Cazeau Tournay Blond - Brasserie De Cazeau

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Brasserie De Cazeau visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 05-11-2005)
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Photo of roblowther
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

01/30/14 From bottle at Rattle n HUm, NYC. Extremely smooth. The balance seems to be a battle between sweet/bitter/sour in equal proportions. Really good. Better as it warms. Beware the deceptive 7% ABV.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of Gmann
4.1/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 don’t 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!!! Don’t 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.

Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of hopdog
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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

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

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

A - Pours a clear pale golden color with some slight straw yellow hints. There is a large fluffy 2 inch head that is pure white in color and has great retention with some nice dense bubbles and some sticky lacing.

S - Yeast notes and some fruit juice notes as well. Apples and pear come to mind. There are some spice notes as well including pepper and coriander. Clean malty grain aroma is present as well as some slight white wine notes.

T & M - Flavors of apple and pear juice as the nose indicates with a nice yeast flavor. Some slight sweet notes of clove and some nice spice as well. Coriander is quite present and some slight peppery notes are present as well. The flavors are quite clean and crisp. There is some nice champagne and white wine notes with great fluffy and crisp carbonation.

D - Great Tripel that is enjoyable and easy to drink. The ABV is not too intense either.

Photo of augustgarage
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cL bottle. Pours a cloudy light golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, sweet fruits (apple, pear, melon), corn malt, and a touch of skunk. Flavor is spices upfront, with a sweet, fruity, malty finish. Light and crisp, quite pleasant. Very nice!

Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of julian89
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of John_M
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of paterlodie
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of drpimento
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent beer, nothing special in Belgian terms, but overall not bad at all. Poured with a fantastic foamy frothy sudsy white head and lots of clumpy lace. Clear yellow gold color. Aroma is mild malt, hop, grain, and yeast. Flavor's like aroma and fairly mild. Palate is interesting crisp carbonation and soft body. Finish is like flavor with a little alcohol showing up at the end. Easy drinking beer.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of mltobin
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cL bottle picked up at Whole Foods , Bowery NYC.

Appearance is a nice honey with a one finger head. 15 minutes later, there is still quite a bit of lace. Smell is very faint in general, some white grape, yeast, biscuit. Tournay`s taste is a bit sweet with fruits present and some bitterness. MF is leaning towards soft with less carbonation than I expected. It actually takes some characteristics from a farmhouse ale. An interesting beer from what I presume is a relatively small production brewer.

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Cazeau Tournay Blond from Brasserie De Cazeau
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