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Saison Voisin - Brasserie Des Géants

Saison VoisinSaison Voisin

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BA SCORE
76
okay

161 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.11%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Géants visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-08-2003)
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Reviews by zerk:
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zerk

California

3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep copper with an impressive foamy white head that leaves patches of lace. Aroma is peppery, with some light orange and yesty notes. Flavor begins slightly sweet, with some biscuity malt, followed by pepper and citrus... has a lingering bitterness that is quite unique. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, with low to medium carbonation. All in all, a very interesting and pretty decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2004 21:31:10 | More by zerk
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-03-2014 17:11:42 | More by Vsarmatov
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Chemister

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2014 18:33:23 | More by Chemister
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.31/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An orange, golden beer with an initial big head.

The smell is hoppy with a nice herbal and noble hop aroma. The malt gives the beer a slight dextrinous smell that balances the yeast character of the saison yeast, which has a cork-like, stale smell.

The taste is quite bitter with the noble hops giving the beer a pilsner like taste. The beer is dry which totally offers a different balance to the beer. The yeast gives the cellar, corky and dry taste distinct for a saison yeast. The dryness of the beer is a bit off balancing the beer and makes the beer a bit less interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 16:10:25 | More by Absumaster
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-10-2013 12:38:45 | More by Ciocanelu
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saeh

France

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-10-2013 18:22:01 | More by saeh
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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-07-2013 17:58:57 | More by dcmchew
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superspak

Michigan

1.9/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, grape, pear, cardboard, hay, grass, pepper, clove, bread, and stale earthiness. Awful aromas with a large amount of oxidation and age noticeable. Taste of apple, pear, caramel, grape, cardboard, floral, grass, hay, light pepper, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness and moderate phenols. Lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, bread, cardboard, floral, hay, and earthy/phenolic yeast flavors on the finish. Moderately unpleasant balance of flavors with moderate phenols present; with lingering oxidation/weird off flavors on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick and moderately syrupy mouthfeel that is quite unpleasant. Alcohol presence is minimal, but the phenolic flavors really make this hard to drink. Overall this was a horrible saison. I have no idea if age was a culprit here, but this totally went bad. Drained.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:57:49 | More by superspak
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RBorsato

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

10-22-2013 15:13:29 | More by RBorsato
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tzunoi

Romania

3/5  rDev -8.8%

09-18-2013 16:21:35 | More by tzunoi
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-01-2013 23:29:40 | More by mrfrancis
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DoubleJ

California

3.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Moeder Lambic and served in its own stange-like glass. On to the beer:

This saison is yellowish orange in color and topped with an inch of rocky head. Some creamy lace leaves its mark around the glass. The nose of peppered citrus and lemon pepper makes a spicy aroma that is also appealing. Flavor follows the theme of the nose. First thing to cross is spiced citrus, however the flavor is controlled. There's a pleasant echo of hoppiness in the back. Some grass as well enters the picture. Its light bodied with light and gentle crisp carbonation, which keeps the ball rolling in this saison.

I liked this saison. A good daytime drinker as well.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2013 03:57:15 | More by DoubleJ
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

05-05-2013 15:13:20 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-28-2013 14:20:56 | More by Seaba
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pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -8.8%

01-16-2013 10:47:12 | More by pixieskid
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.8%

01-04-2013 05:23:04 | More by cliff1066
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Excellent lacing.

S: An okay aroma of malt, a little citrus, and that saison funkiness.

T: Tasted of malt, citrus (grapefruit?), the aforementioned funkiness, and a slightly bready quality. A decent enough flavor, but doesn't break through to being great.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp, dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not the worst saison I've tried, but it could have been better than it was. A drinkable beer, but kind of forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 22:49:24 | More by avalon07
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-22-2012 20:12:29 | More by djrn2
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Triglycerides

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -8.8%

10-10-2012 01:42:49 | More by Triglycerides
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thierrynantes

France

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2012.

Appearance : amber color with beige foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : fruity and citrus aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : hoppy with haezl notes and dryness in finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 16:26:50 | More by thierrynantes
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

09-12-2012 22:13:50 | More by LJWalker
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -39.2%

09-12-2012 13:09:19 | More by yossarian14
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Aml42000

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark hazy gold with a fluffy white head.

S- Cinammon and ginger are out in front. Very unusual for a Saison.

T- Malty and a bit medicinal. Developed more herbal/biscuit notes as it warmed up. Bitter finish- not in the way I like.

M- Austere and full of minerals on the aftertaste. Full of hard edges and a bit challenging to enjoy.

O- A very strange Saison. Not one of the better ones I've tasted.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 06:12:10 | More by Aml42000
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zonker17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-21-2012 23:35:39 | More by zonker17
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-15-2012 17:27:49 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Saison Voisin from Brasserie Des Géants
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