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

Landmonger's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle into a Belgian glass, poured with a thick head which reduces down quickly, the aroma is very fruity cough drop, the taste has fruit prevelent, some bitterness and good carbonation, residual bitterness. Not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (131) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 29, 2015
Très orangée ! Au nez, à la couleur, en bouche. Très légère, on peut déplorer un manque de corps. Mais on reste sur une saison très aromatique (agrumes portant sur l’orange amère) et désaltérante. Assez bonne longueur grâce au joli houblonnage à cru.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorelinetrail (8) - - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
Aroma: citrus, earthy. Appearance: amber, hazy, off-white head. Taste: medium bitterness, light sweetness, citrus, fruity, hoppy. Palate: light body, mid-sharp carbonation, bitter finish, thin feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (916) - CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
Appearance: hazy pale amber with one finger of fluffy light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: earthy barnyard funk, apples, citrus, stone fruit, grassy. (8/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild tart. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lightly funky and lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Bitter and fruity, with a distinct earthy funk. Decently complex, without sacrificing drinkability. Hard to argue authenticity and pedigree here - a Franco-Belgian style, brewed in Belgium near the French border, using a recipe from the 19th century. A nice beer to savour and very much representative of the style. (16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (353) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a beige head. Spring and hops flavors. Clear orange colored. Dry and bitter in mouth but average taste with less aromas than hoped. Quite bitter balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1121) - LATVIA - JUL 7, 2015
Yellow with medium white head. Nice rich hoppy aroma with fruity notes. Mild taste with nice bitterness and fruity notes, bit too watery. Mild bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Satyroneto (234) - BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2015
Cor de ouro envelhecido com espuma de leve coloração bege de alta formação e baixa persistência sem lacing. Aroma de casca de laranja e biscoito. Sabor seguindo o aroma com final de leve amargor; retrogosto de leve adstringência e leve dulçor de laranja. Corpo leve e média carbonatação.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YantarCoast (534) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 12, 2015
330ml bottle from apivo.ru. Pours hazy yellow with a small head. Aroma is citrus, apricots, spices. Bitter fruity taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (349) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2015
13/03/2015 sample from 33cl bottle @ Beertasting by Jerre, Melden. Amber colour, aroma is hops, matly, spicy. Taste is fruity hops first, than light sweetness, enjoyable bitter ending. Note : should try this summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vickey9 (785) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
Cloudy light amber, white foam. Nose is hoppy by some type of Belgian hops. Morel like hay than a drug.. Body, carbon, texture is average and .light. Palate with dry hops and bitter honey. B@H

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (1216) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur blonde avec des reflets rubis, belle mousse, mais peu d’effervescence. Une attaque sur l’acidité sèche de la saison puis sur le malt juste torréfié. Pointe acide en finale avec une amertume pataude sur l’endive. Pas top.

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