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


on tap

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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
Tap at dba. Deep garnet/amber colour with a thick pillowy head, lingering lace. Absolutely gorgeous looking brew. Sweet peachy aroma with a distinctive spiciness. Flavour is completely oxidized though tasting of wet cardboard and damp dog mixed with vomit. Thin body and completely bilious. Tastes absolutely terrible... it all started so well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (7819) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
This copper ale poured with a large off-white head, eliciting a musty yeast aroma. The flavor is fairly complex, but the various elements simply don’t blend very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a large foamy off white head that left tons of spotty lacing. aroma of Belgian spices, yeast, banana, ,various fruits, musty, some caramel maltiness. Flavor was more malty than I had expected with some various fruits, peppery, yeast, kind of lower carbonation and a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Dark golden to bronze color with a taller off-white head. Caramel, with hints of honey, wild flowers and dry herbs. Quite thick on the palate for style. Creamy milk caramels with a touch of honey is about a deep as the flavors get in this one. Really not much more than a boring belgian amber.

   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 (8697) - 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 (2024) - 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 (2457) - 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.

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