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

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2403) - 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 (6180) - 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 (408) - 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 (3595) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2013
Pours cliudy with a white head. Nose is dull, boring even. Some grains around there. Taste is quite bitter with some hops and grains. Aftertaste reminds me of metal. So-so beer.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, grape, pear, cardboard, hay, grass, pepper, clove, bread, and stale earthiness. Awful aromas with a large amount of oxidation and age noticeable. Taste of apple, pear, caramel, grape, cardboard, floral, grass, hay, light pepper, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness and moderate phenols. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, bread, cardboard, floral, hay, and earthy/phenolic yeast flavors on the finish. Moderately unpleasant balance of flavors with moderate phenols present; with lingering oxidation/weird off flavors on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick and moderately syrupy mouthfeel that is quite unpleasant. Alcohol presence is minimal, but the phenolic flavors really make this hard to drink. Overall this was a horrible saison. I have no idea if age was a culprit here, but this totally went bad. Drained.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (148) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
Bière ambrée : robe cuivrée et col mince. Voilà une vrai saison avec un corps robuste rond et rêche à la fois. Au nez : fortes effluves de levure, puis de caramalt et amertume fine. En bouche, le corps rond limite moelleux avec des accents fruités pourrait faire croire à une boisson passe-partout. C’est la longueur rêche et sêche réhaussée par la levure qui offre en fait une dégustation complexe, bien balancée grâce à ce mélange subtile de malts et l’assemblage fin de chaque ingrédient. Finale légèrement sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: grains, little hoppy. TASTE: grains, hops. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2013
5% bottle from CBB. A classic Belgian yeast spicy Saison aroma which evokes a farmers field... A lovely deep gold with a thick foamy head. The taste is full bodied, fruity & spicy with a dry bitter finish. Really refreshing, I’d love to try this on a summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddyBeer1 (832) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2013
Orange dorée trouble, effervescence forte de visu, légère au palais, mousse abondante et persistante. Bons malts clairs, bonne amertume de pamplemousse, notes de fruits jaunes-oranges. Une bien bonne Saison...


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