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


on tap

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RATINGS: 448   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7596) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2017
@ Brussels, Belgium Beer Trip. pour golden without a head. aromas of grape, lemon, and wood barrel. taste medium sour, bitter notes. medium bodied, lively carbonation, medium sour finish

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2413) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle 33cl. poured into a lager glass. Fruity sourish nose; slightly hazy medium amber, tall loose soapy off-white head, good retention, good lacing; aroma peach, apricot, barnyard, bit caramel; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, grainy, fruity, bit yeast; bittersweet aftertaste, bit grassy, light spicy notes; light to medium body, watery texture, average carbonation; very nice, smooth and quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christos (5439) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2017
(Géants Saison Voisin) Bottle 330ml at home, served into a small tulip, ABV 5% Copper orange colour on the body, crystal clear, with a tall and thick white head on top, very good retention. Aroma has light caramel, grass, some apricot. Taste is mildly bitter with dust, grass, apricot, metallic notes, light caramel, straw. Medium thin body, highly carbonated. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Oracolo78 (171) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2017
Birra dal colore ambrato. Schiuma bianca, fine e persistente. All’olfatto sentori erbacei con note mielate. Al palato corpo leggero con note di caramello e malto. Nel finale rimane molto amara con richiami alla rucola selvatica. Una birra molto beverina, dato il suo luppolo asciuga e pulisce il palato totalmente. Una buona birra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1750) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2017
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: dark amber, orange against the light, hazy. A: light hoppy, light fruity, light caramel, spicy, yeast. T: malt, grassy bitterness, fruity, caramel, bready, spicy, orange peels, medium body, medium to high carbonation, good, enjoyed, 33cl bottle from Carrefour market - Saint-Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peb (95) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2016
Blonde, mousse persistante. Amertume, fraîcheur, houblon. Tend verd une ipa. Honnête dans l’ensemble.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (5638) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Tap at Moeder Lambic. Quite thin bodied, with light oxidation and metallicness. Classic saisony spiciness is present, but rather light. Good but rather average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (8481) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Tap at Moeder Original. Amber color with thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruits, spices. Nice fruity taste with caramel malt, spices, Brett. Refreshing, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4937) - 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 (246) - Franke(n) im Breisgau, 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.

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