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


on tap

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RATINGS: 426   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7428) - 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 (4918) - 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 (13966) - 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.

   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 (8001) - 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 (5133) - 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.

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