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


on tap

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4067) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark golden with good sized off white head. Light dried plums and raisins, dry grainy touch, light citrus and apricot, nice grassy notes. There’s some weird bitter dusty notes and a weird lasting plastic bitter finish. Otherwise quite nice, the malts are pretty dry, it has nice hops but not much yeasty esters for a saison. Medium bodied, dry feel and soft fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lupuLust (99) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
10.10.2016 - Not as good as Dupont but this is also a nice Saison. Yeasty fresh taste (hints of brett?) and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2016
33cl bottle shared with kermis. Thin creamy off white head. very hazy amber pour. A decent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andniz (191) - 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 (6136) - 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 (8436) - 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 (3623) - 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 (84) - 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 (723) - 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 (613) - 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.

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