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

kmeves' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours a clear light amber with a huge white head that slowly subsides. Faint aroma of bread, hay and herb. Flavor is medium sweet initially with light bitterness and then lightly sour. Medium bodied, very nice creamy/sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andniz (161) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Aroma mostly floral, with a bit of honey, apricot and grain Orange color, nice head Low sweetness, medium-low bitterness, feels kinda empty in flavor, still, its pretty refreshing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
light old hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, fizzy, long hoppy finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Dark golden coloured and unclear. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is yeasty, spicy, nutmeg?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3526) - 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 (72) - 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 (663) - 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 (609) - 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 (1272) - 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 (6324) - 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 (644) - 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

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