SilkTork (5966) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2003
Gentle fruit up front then an oaky and spiky bitterness which lingers. A very restrained sourness. An enjoyable beer, but not exceptional. rauchbier (3961) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Bronze colour, good thick head and moderate condition. Muted aromas of malt and fruity yeast, slightly fruity in the mouth and a short sweet malty finish. Doesnt seem to want to offend anyone.
Ernest (7938) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 Rather recent 750mL bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with notes of peach and orange peel. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. Yet another try and still not a fan...barely even a saison in my book; too sweet without much finishing bitterness. Flimsy and watery mouthfeel. Appearance is excellent, though. JorisPPattyn (10163) - BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2003
Saison Voisin used to be a legend amongst first-wave beerrevivalists. It went away. Now it is here again, licensed by its former brewer. But is it the real thing?
Colour: light-amber. Amber-ish, thick , irregular head, not stable.
nose: "fresh farmland odours" - something citrussey, too. Some ironoxide.
Taste gives some iron in the head. Much hops in the taste. No sweetness, very little malt. Some cardboard.
Light mouthfeel, no new aftertaste.
It is refreshing indeed. It is neither sweet, neither strong. All good for a saison, but it isn't the real thing. Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 Amber coloured with a small head. Weak hop aroma. The taste is very dry, hoppy and bitter. Maybe this beer is too bitter for my taste.