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


on tap

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Amber/brown, hazy, tan head, caramel, yeast, bread aroma. Flavor is semi-sweet, caramel, bread, some spice. Lightly bitter, drying finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a small-off white head. The aroma was sweet and malty with strong caramel notes. Alot of caramel in the flavor as well. Some yeasty notes in the aroma and flavor. Semi-dry finish with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy orangish pour with 2-finger head. Aroma of bready malt, orange zest, mango, lemongrass, funky yeasty hints. The flavor is bready malty and fruity, with some spicy floral notes and funky yeast. Fairly complex palate, but not an apex saison in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1981) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle. Amber coloured with a slim off-white head. A fresh yeasty, fruity and caramel aroma. Taste is hops and spices, with some bread, malts and a light bitter finish. Quite dry, light bodied with a foamy mouthfeel. Good saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2424) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3/4 inch head topped with a creamy dense blanket of foam. Reduces slowly with good carbonation. Slightly skunky aroma at first but soon dissipates to a crisp straw and lemon. Little bit of malts and just a hint of spices. Color is a bright copper orange. Flavor is kind of weak. Dry and bitter with a little chalkyness. More straw and spices (corriander and pepper) with a hint of sourness. Finish is very dry and bitter. A little too dry this one is. A decent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
Dark golden saison with an orange hue and a thick creamy off white head. Sweet caramel aroma, with herbs and orange notes. Creamy mouthfeel hops, herbs, coriander, light sourness, very refreshing. Rich and creamy. Bottle at BCTC 2006.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Translucent and pale brass in color with a sudsy, thin, tight and tannish-grey head. Aroma gives a delectable sour aroma as lemony baguettes waft alongside cleansing cotton, and lemon spray’s not far behind. Coriander and paradise seed give an earthy edge to the stalks of grain. Souring lemon rind flavor gives good graces with the bakery-centered French roll component. Coriander, anise and grains of paradise impart a harsher profile to the slightly tart baker shop performance. Quaffable effervescence with a scratchy and dry recession. Quantifiably, it’s balanced, for what good its worth. Ginger sourdough meets sharp brick cheese in the finish, meandering with lemon shortbread. Few surprises in this one, but it’s a decent drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Poured a cloudy golden color with orange-amber hue. Very nice initial head that dissipated to a thin covering on the beer with decent lacing. A flowery and barnyard type aroma. Flavor was tart / sour sweet with a peppery finish. Aftertaste was peppery and of apples. A refreshing but nothing special summertime beer for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle. Pours a copper-brown with a whitish head. The aroma is bready, hints of fruitiness, toffee, and cereal. Flavour is mostly bread with a hefty yeast component and hot spices. Fairly simple with mostly bread malt backing. Reasonably drinkable but not as refreshing as I like my saisons to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2006
enjoyable beverage..a bit sour astringent but malted down, and middle mouthfeel, but nice foam and bannana mouthfeel, drinkable acceptable spices. Very good aroma of spices and yeast. Lemon, honey, pepper, caramel

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