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

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RATINGS: 402   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
Bottle. Fresh aroma. Dark amber colour with a small stable head. Good bitterness and nice hop aromatic flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
Hazy amber color; little head. Classic malt aroma of Belgian Ale, quite thin mouthfeel, even if later the malt and the caramel are more evident. Strong ending bitterness. Easy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4896) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 1, 2006
Clear amber with a medium cloying head. Slightly sweet and musty, partly grassy aroma. Sweet also in flavors, but with added complexity, some acidity, but not least good bitterness. Grassy behind the caramel. Not the most interesting saison on the market in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 (Bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Aroma of mustiness and light citrus. Flavor of spicy yeast, citrus, and herbs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
pour orange/copper with a one finger thick white head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus, and grain. Flavor is citrusy, slight banana flavor, carbonated, slight bitter undertones, and a tiny mellactic finish. Good brew, just nothing grea, easily forgetable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Pours med. filtered amber with a fizzy dissipating head. Aroma is grassy with hints of almonds. The body is just thin and watery. Flavor is bland and shows signs of over-pasteurization. A pervasive metallic mineral quality is slightly covered by heavily grassy hops. The finish is very dry and slightly bitter. Very under-whelming.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2006
A strong, white, resilient head on top of an oddly, golden amber body with bubbles rising strongly to the surface. The aroma is most closely associated to Dupont than any other saison I have consumed. Some caramel malt sweetness couples with peppery, spicy, lemony, woody, tobacco-like, leathery notes and a very noticable bourbon-like character. Somewhat flat on the palate but it expresses the character of a saison nicely. The bourbon-like flavor overrides the palate but is still pleasant enough.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Clear amber. Fizzy, soda like, off white head is gone in a flash. Musty, sour, grainy aroma with subtle roasty nuances and a touch of piney hops. Musty graininess up front followed by some crisp hops and sourness, some roastiness in the finish. Aftertaste is a kind of roasty sourness. Unique. Medium body, well carbonated. Interesting brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
33cl bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, spices, light leather and a light fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, yeast and light spices. I found the tastes to be on the watery side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Hmmm...kind of brown gold, fairly bright, some sediment, not a lot of foam but what their is is pleasantly sticky. Brushy, herbal aroma, sort of autumnal, slight roast in the flavor with a litlle musty cellar character, spritzy and medium to light body, refreshing and satiating acid bite with nice hop and malt balance. Perhaps similar to the "true" saisons of old but I can only guess, though I was lucky enough to try the original Saison Voisin at the Kulminator in the early nineties - not a lot of similarity with this brew!


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