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

bottled
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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Amber, cloudy and good head. Hoppy nose, tremendously soft beautiful saison full of hop bitterness, flavour and aroma. Dripping with hops. These combine beautifully with a complex belgian character with soft ester and malt notes. It has a beautiful soft round finish. One of the worlds best saison's.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3261) - Radom, POLAND - APR 13, 2013
Bardzo dobre sezonowe piwo z Belgii. Wyglad po prostu urzekajacy spora piana wystajaca sporo ponad szklanke i nie opada do tego zwija sie niczym slimak. Kolor amber zmetniony i to bardzo. wspanialy zapach swierzych zboz i skoszonej laki. mocne wysycenie wiec zalecam ostroznie przenosic butelke by nie wstrzasnac.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandiday (18) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Poured a clear light copper color with a lasting off white head. Aroma has herbal/spicy hops, sweet malt, and fruity yeast character. Flavor is very crisp and begins with hops. Moderately bitter with a fair floral and herbal taste. A faint caramel malt flavor glides into a yeast fruitiness of plums and peaches. Very refreshing and enjoyable. I disagree with the rating before me that it is not intense enough. A good saison should be crisp and quenching while being flavorful and hoppy. This beer is definately a good example of that. In my book, it rivals dupont.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2702) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2007
Taste this beer first last year in bottle. Today tap, @ the brewery this morning. Dark amber color with nice head. Aroma hops, yeasts. Medium body. It was a little to cold for the ideal taste. Good character, refreshing, little sour, malts. Better as espected.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2004
nice stable amber colored beer, with soft tones of yeasts, malts and bitters. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Voison has an aroma of raisin alcohol. The appearance is a huge fluffy white head, with a reddish brown body. The flavors are light, with some delicate raisins and some mild bitter tang. The saison has a dry, yet smooth and tangy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Light aroma of cloves, lemongrass and honey, with some slight barnyard funk. Appearance was translucent amber with a tan foamy head; well carbonated. Flavor matches the nose, with a nice champagne dry finish. Palate is effervescent and creamy as it dissipates. Fantastic Saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2011
very orange. Dry aroma, tangerine peel. Real dry flavor. Crisp crackery texture, a little bit of mandarin orange juiciness. Orange zest. Excellent stuff. The herbaceous hop notes come out more towards the end of the bottle as it warms up. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Aroma:There is some farmhouse funk in the aroma, as well as some citrus fruity notes. There’s also a little spicy soapy smell. Appearance:Honey colored, with generous long lasting head, and very good lacing. Taste:Tons of spice right in the forefront. Spice and flowers. In the midtaste, some of the bitter hips start to come through more. The bitter hops then grow, and peak in the aftertaste, which then slowly fade leaving only floral flavors. Palate:Mouthfeel is very light with good carbonation. There is some harsh astringency in the foretaste from the hops. Overall:This is an excellent spicy saison.


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