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

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NicolaiH (53) - - SEP 5, 2013
2013 bottle pours a vivid deep yellow with foamy white head. Nose is light citrus and hops. Fresh taste, slight passion fruit and moss. Tame palate, light for a saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3486) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ home. 5%. Aroma is dry fruits with spice and yeast. Flavour is dry fruits with peppery yeast and some spice. Long lingering bitter finish. Okay.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fejez (37) - ITALY - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle 33cl. Copper color. Strangly malty and sweet for a saison. Far from my idea of season.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3031) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2013
Nussig und hopfig mit einer netten Nase, die Lust auf mehr macht. Voller Körper, dennoch einfach trinkbar und mit einer wundervollen Mundfülle versehen. Sehr interessant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (3031) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2013
After some bad Belgian experiences, I still had certain hopes into this one and luckily I didn’t get disappointed. It has got a hazy orange-brown colour with airy steady head and medium body. Nose of nuts and hops. Taste of dusty fizzy hops, fresh grains, light green nuts, light Belgian yeast and torf. Easy to drink and quite refreshing. Good one, enjoyed it a lot.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (3199) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 7, 2013
Clean, light brown body with small creamy off white head. Alcoholic, raisin, clean yeast, simple malts. Way too clean and sugary. Taste is as expected then, with a warming alcohol, no dry or crisp body, no hops... Even as a general Belgian ale it’s much poorer than expected. A shame. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1070) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines. Quite dark coppery colour, good lacing. Quite malty initially, some toffee and caramel. Pleasant slightly earthy bitterness. Yeasty character gradually asserts itself, quite full and fruity. For some reason my expectations were modest for this beer but it was actually rather pleasant, just more at the normal ale with a twist end of the saison spectrum, you can see why the style nazis get worried.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (208) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
Bought a bottle at Bert’s Bierhuis. Has a deep golden color and large white head, is highly carbonated. Aroma of citrus fruits, grass, hops and yeast. The taste is a little sweet but has been taken away by the bitter taste which comes later, also a the taste is a little watery. The afterdrunk is a dry and has a medium bitter. Afterall, a nice saison, but not the best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Amber a bit hazy beer with s small ofwhite head. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Malty and hoppy flavour, A bit boring beer...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (2793) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. Amber color with beige head. Aroma grainy, malty, apples, sweet and a bit bready. Taste is malty and grainy, apples, sweet and some bread.


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