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


on tap

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RATINGS: 434   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

brekeriet's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brekeriet (139) - - FEB 10, 2011
Aroma is fruity, hoppy, honey, sweet. Nice taste but don’t last as long as you want. Ok head, nice light amber. Harsch palate and too light bodied. Not that well balanced in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3016) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at Café de Hazeburg, Ermelo. Aroma is light spicy Saison yeast and pale malt with a hint of funk. Also has a touch of soap. Flavour is lightly sweetish and moderate bitter. Body is medium, has a fairly dry finish. Decent but ordinary Saison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SylvainCFC (33) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
Visuel : couleur ambrée/orange limpide. Mousse abondante et instable, tenue moyenne et dentelle sur les parois. Nez de houblon herbacé, terreux et malt bien présent. Goût très tranché sur l’amertume, astringence en fin de bouche, très buvable. Arômes : notes terreuses et herbeuses, malt présent. Corps léger, carbonatation forte. Une bière très rafraichissante comme se définit une Saison. Mais tend vers l’IPA et une certaine modernité. Très unidimensionnellement amère.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (404) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
Van ’t vat. Helder amberkleurig bier met rijke witte schuimkraag. Geur: licht hoppig. Smaak: droog bitterig met klein beetje moutzoetigheid. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Lekkere doordrinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2016
330ml bottle, BB May 2017. Hazy sunset orange pour with small tight head that doesn’t linger. Expected peppery/spicy and funky aromas are there, with honey and orange zest. The taste has the standard barnyard notes, also honey sweetness, earthy hop bitterness, spicy phenols, orange zest fruitiness. Does taste a little watered down, however. Quite light bodied and acidic. Not bad as a table beer but pales in comparison to other more flavourful saisons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (1144) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
Oranje geel bier zonder schuim. Smaak is krachtig bitter en hoppig met iets van grapefruit. Gaat richting een IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5487) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Nov 2015 - Bottle share at Moeder Lambic, as ’Géants Saison Voisin’. Very dark orange, still, clear, small foamy head, light lacing. Aroma is biscuity, floral. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is smooth biscuity malt, light burnt notes, straw, salty, soft bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (590) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2015
Bouteille achetée Au Grain d?Orge - De couleur ambrée avec une belle mousse blanche cassée qui dure et colle bien au verre - Au nez des arômes citroné, épicé (levure), un peu herbacée et bien maltée, légèrement terreuse, colle parfaitement au style - En bouche des arômes beaucoup plus herbacé et terreux, toujour une bonne présence d? épices (levure) le côté citroné se fais moins présent en bouche - Corp léger, amertume moyenne/forte, carbonation pétillante, sèche, final amère herbacée - saison top, bien amère très désaltérente, typiquement belge

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bozo_skeleton (909) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 3, 2015
Ambrée claire et limpide, collet épais et de belle tenue. Aromes herbeux et un peu fruité, raisin Corps moyen, finish legerement amer et long. petite deception

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle split at Moeder Lambic St Giles, 20/11/15. Clear golden with a well appointed off white covering. Nose is straw, citric peel, earthy, light funk, candied orange. Taste comprises yeast esters, straw, light funk, bready, bitter orange, grain. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Pretty basic saison but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (286) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 18, 2015
Another beer from the "Orval" pack bought at Mi Orge Mi Houblon Colour is indeed orval like. Taste is hoppy light refreshing. Nice beer.

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