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


on tap

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RATINGS: 437   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2015
(Bottle, Le Bier Circus, Brussels, 24 Oct 2014) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of orange peel, dried apricots and slightly grassy hops. Malty, fruity taste with crisp-bread, apricots, orange peel and a fairly dry finish with a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with just a touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty, but I have tried more complex saisons. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (995) - MOns, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
Une très belle saison au nez qui allie de belles notes maltées et houblonnées sur un fond épicé, avec une bouche fraîche, digeste, avec une belle amertume et de la longueur. Une des plus belles saisons dégustée jusqu’à présent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (2973) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Trade from Bartlebier. Pours light golden wiht a large frothy white head. Aromas of fresh garden herbs, citrus, elderflower, coriander, lemongrass, slight honey. Taste is rye bread, citrus, elderflower, slight lemongrass and coriander. Very nice on the nose, but the taste does not delliver unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gizmo_ber (190) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
Not my kind of beer. The hops are too forward, and the malt too behind. It’s drinkable, but just not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - DEC 2, 2014
Transparent amber, strong white head. Fruit and some nut on the nose. Bitter sweet with fruity notes, finishes light bitterness and malty fruit. Nice and refreshing, little else to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (1565) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
dense ivorywhite head leaves lacing and foamhead. copper color. aroma is some fruit esters, spices, bit sweet. taste is like aroma with a pronounced and rather harsh bitter finish, bit peppery. medium body, very carbonated. quite atypical saison.bottle 33cl / bbf mar-2016

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1702) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Classical Amber saison style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4092) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at moeder lambic. Clear gold with a big white head. floral, a little orange peel aroma, bitter with malty base, medium body and long, delicate bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
One of the first Géants beers but taken over from retired brewer Léon Voisin, hence the name. Very thick, moussy, cream white head, orangey amber colour, clear but hazy with deposit. Aromas of caramel, peach, apple, grapefruit, nutmeg, lemon peel, leather, ginger, yoghurt, pepper, earth and something vaguely sulphuric. Light malty taste, fresh tartness, fruity hints without becoming too sweet, spicy, earthy and yeasty, with a long, dry, hoppy finish as expected from the style. Very appetizing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandiday (23) - Feluy, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Superbe bière de soif qui ne tape pas trop fort et avec une belle amertume qui désaltère bien . Je regrete cependant sa carbonation trop prononcée . Cependant j ai trouvé ma bière de soif de soirée , qui se bois tranquillement sans taper trop sur la tête ! A absolument boire dans son verre , bien meilleur ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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