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


on tap

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RATINGS: 397   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8933) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pacman (9) - muncie, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2006 does not count
Dark gold to copper in color. Very clear with a thick head. Fruity with some flowery hop aroma. Has a bit of spiciness to it also. Sweet, fruity with a slight bit of malt up front with a slight spicey and bitter finsh. Light bitterness lingers on the tongue. Light body with medium high carbonaion. There is a slight metallic aftertaste. Overall, not a bad beer. Nothing special but I would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
Bottle (330ml). Poured slightly hazy medium dark amber with an average foamy white lasting head. Aroma of pungent crushed mint leaves, some sweet grain and light floral dry hops - quite a sweet yeast note to it. Taste is very mild, floral/herbal sweet (again the mint character), with some light dry hop bitterness that mutates to an almost funky grassy/herbal bitterness - very carbonated, soft mouthfeel, light in body - quenching, but forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Golden amber color with a large frothy white head. Aroma has some barnyard characteristics as well as some grass and citrus fruits. Soapy flavor, some metallic notes and sour dough bread. I really can’t get past the soapy flavor. Looks good, smells good, tastes not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2006
33 cL bottle. Pours light copper, bubbly, with a tall frothy head, reminiscent of whipped egg whites, head is somewhat diminishing. Aroma is banana, vanilla, yeast (dough, earth) and malt (grass, straw) with notes of cobwebs, apples, and grapes. Flavor is lightly tart, vanilla, butter, slight sweetness, medium acidity, low bitterness. Medium bodied and fizzy, foamy crisp palate, refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2006
A decent enough, but not very exciting saison. Great look, clear amber with a creamy beige head. But the aroma is very faint, a yeast and bitter malt comination that fails to stimulate the nose. Light bodied. The flavor is a sour malt, yeasty and a tad nutty, with some peppery spicing. The finish is an abrupt, sharp nut bitterness.

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