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Brewed by Brasserie des Géants (Brasserie des Légendes)
Style: Saison
Irchonwelz, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For more than a century, Saison Voisin was beloved in the famous Hainaut region of Belgium until, in 1989, Leon Voisin closed the little brewery where it was made. The Brasserie des Géants, or ’Giants Brewery’, revived this rustic and historic ale with Monsieur Voisin’s blessing in the year 2001, using an original recipe from 1884. It is light on the tongue and refreshingly fruity and bitter, as a true saison should be.
Initially 6.0%
2012 vintage 5.0% abv


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
coyforce (599) - Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Cloudy with floaters in the pour. Aroma is light but slightly alcoholic. Flavor is slightly alcoholic an fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4390) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Very big and thick white foamy head, disappears really slowly. Cloudy to hazy orange colored body. Aroma of pils malts, glue, yeast, some stingy orange and stingy apricot, light dust and some stingy grainy wood. Flavours of wood, yeast, dust, fruity, orange, citrus, stone, earth, grains, bitter, herbs, way better than the aroma! Aftertaste is bitter, yeasty, light fruity, herbal and some grains. Medium carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Aroma is not much but the taste is good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
Decent beer, but a bit flat for a saison. It was a bit dry and bitter, but not nearly enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus and other light fruits. Flavor is light sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with an off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with some floral notes. Moderately sweet with yeast and floral notes. Grainy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle in the flat in Sofia, Bulgaria. Many thanks to Liubo for the bottle! Pours clear gold, mildly effervescent with a large, frothy white cap. The nose has some melon, yeast, dough, hints of horse blanket. Medium sweet flavor with dry dough, melon, bubblegum, papaya, mild hay. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Moderately sweet to finish with further tropical fruit characteristics, white bread, dry dough, some grainy bread, hay. Quite nice overall, really. Well balanced, pretty clean, interesting..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle share at the Watford tasting, thanks to Matteo. Hazed yellow orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is orange peel, rubber and peppercorn. Very high tingleing carbonation. Carbonaic acid bite. Flavour is grainy with some corn. some saison yeat character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared by Matteo at the Watford tasting. It pours golden amber with a white head. The nose is toasty. grain, cereal, light spice, hay and orange sponge cake. The taste is toasty, cereal, orange peel, spice, mild tartness and popcorn. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Fine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (435) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle 0.33l. Pours amber orange with a white head. Aroma has grass, earthy notes and dough. Taste has no sweetness, medium bitterness, dry, slight citrus sourness. Good balance. Bit too much carbonation. Overall a good Saison. Bitter, slightly fruity, dry and goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Some bitter honey and booze mark the overall aroma here. Pours cloudy brownish orange with good head and lacing. Finishes sweet and a little bitter on the long term aftertaste. Ingredients don’t mesh super well here. Bottle.


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