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

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RATINGS: 402   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


kmeves' rating

3.4
   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
berntholer (996) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
dense ivorywhite head leaves lacing and foamhead. copper color. aroma is some fruit esters, spices, bit sweet. taste is like aroma with a pronounced and rather harsh bitter finish, bit peppery. medium body, very carbonated. quite atypical saison.bottle 33cl / bbf mar-2016

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (958) - USA - NOV 18, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Classical Amber saison style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2538) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle at moeder lambic. Clear gold with a big white head. floral, a little orange peel aroma, bitter with malty base, medium body and long, delicate bitter finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
One of the first Géants beers but taken over from retired brewer Léon Voisin, hence the name. Very thick, moussy, cream white head, orangey amber colour, clear but hazy with deposit. Aromas of caramel, peach, apple, grapefruit, nutmeg, lemon peel, leather, ginger, yoghurt, pepper, earth and something vaguely sulphuric. Light malty taste, fresh tartness, fruity hints without becoming too sweet, spicy, earthy and yeasty, with a long, dry, hoppy finish as expected from the style. Very appetizing.

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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tania_nexust (223) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Kris Wines. A pleasantly soft saison, both aroma and flavour wise.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2014
Ik drink graag saison-bieren, maar dit is toch een van de mindere dat ik al geprobeerd heb. Het is zeker niet slecht, maar het smaakt niet echt zoals een echte saison zou moeten smaken vind ik

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (4006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe, shared with jeevan. Pours clear amber, thick white head. Aromas of light grass and caramel malt. Taste is verging towards British bitter territory, not Belgian in the slightest. Caramel, light spice/herbs. Slightly sweet finish. Odd.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
Pours clear blonde Ok white head . Smell is dry bitter , grainy and hay . Taste is dry , sweet ( sugar ) . Pretty fake

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Huge cratered fluffed head. Lotta dark fruits. Plum . prunes. Dates. Raisin. Bit of dusty cocoa cherry. Comes across as a light quad more so than a saison.


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