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


on tap

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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Luminous ruby/orange with mounds of off-white foam. Black pepper spice, a raw warm damp earthiness, rustic bread, a little touch of cardamom and white raisins. Really delicate palate--like sipping cloud. A light sweet soft bready malt malt that evaporates with dramatic abruptness. Some dates and a little background bitterness. A solid, interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big off-white head. Spicy, earthy, and slightly sweet aroma. Spicy, earthy, slight lemon, slight metallic, and yeast flavor. Spicy, earthy finish with more of a metallic note that fades as the beer warms (or I drink more). Medium bodied. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Cloudy light brown body with a long-lasting medium off-white head. Malt profile is all-bran cereals and dry tree branches (rough chunky feeling). Plenty of yeast. Some nut flavours in tasty caramel and orange flavours. Light body, no sweetness, soft carbonation. An ok beer but in the land of the Saison this Giant is dwarfed by so many others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Metallic-orange body with suspended pale particles and a big, loose, frothy off-white head. Smells like raw dark honey with caramelized and toasted malt. Also has a bready aroma, but minimal yeast characters overall. Prominent baking soda in the flavor with some strong graininess and an herbal finish with substantial bitterness. Very dry and light-bodied. Drinkable, but there’s not much here to grab or hold my attention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Tap at Concordia. Deep coppery amber colored, fairly clear. Decent, whitish head fades at a moderate pace, little lacing is left behind. Aroma is lightly bitter, traces of funk perhaps. Medium bodied, which is a bit of a drawback. This seems to be a bit underattenuated. Nice malty flavor, decent funky bitterness is really pleasant. Yeast is relative present. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Bottled, served in a PBR chalice. Poured a very slightly hazy medium amber with a dusting of white head and considerable rising carbonation. Nose was on the weak and dusty side... honey, lighter fruits, and bread were the primary players... pleasant. Flavor found dried plums, some clove and white pepper spiciness, sliced apples, and a honey base. I thought this flowed very well across the palate with a drier dusty fruit and spice finish. Not necessarily exciting, but a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Amber with a nice foamy head and good lacing. Light and fruity nose with a touch of yeasst. Lightly dusty with orange citrus notes. Flavor is full of spice and some tones of alcohol. Bitter with caramel malts. Yeasty or bready with faint citrus qualities. Kind of a thick body that finishes sweetly of hops and wheat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Not much aroma and a pretty dry saison. Looks great. Slightly hoppy grainy finish. A nice session beer, but amzaingly dry for the style and overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2006
Cloudy amber. Spicy, dusty, yeasty nose. Yeasty, lightly peachy, peary aroma. Hints of caramel. Chewy yeast, sweet caramel malt and dry grassy hops. Light dust. Nice one. I must have found it on a good day, and I’m okay with that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Malty, honey aroma. Pours amber with a white head. Sour up front, some honey, some stale hop flavor, a hint of fruit with a dry finish. Not bad, i’ve had better saisons.

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