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Saison Voisin - Brasserie Des Légendes

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BA SCORE
76
okay

171 Ratings
THE BROS
63
poor

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Légendes 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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Photo of LordWoolley
3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid Saison from husband and wife brewers. I find it sad many reviewers are complaining about this beer as not being "saison" like. Style nazi's are the worst slime around. This brewery and this beer featured in the seminal book on Saison Farmhouse Ales by Phil Markowski. He dissects the style and this ale is quite traditional. The recipe dates back to 1895. So to reviewers out there this is a Saison through and through. You are actually tasting what a drinker in 1895 would have been drinking at this brewery minus some stronger wild yeast notes. Time to put away the BJCP guidelines because it causes many Americans to look like fools.

LordWoolley, Tuesday at 03:52 AM
Photo of gfg0020
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%

gfg0020, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Realizing the range, depth and variety that have historically been found in the farmhouses of southern Belgium and northern France; Des Geants exploits that array with a distinctly un-saison-like ale.

Its uncharacteristic dark rudish garnet hue depicts a firm yeasty haze and a creamy, low-lying tarnish head. Looking more of a Belgian dubbel ale, the nose picks up on much the same with confectioner's sweetness, dark dried fruit and mild port vinous nuances. Its early taste fare similarly with succulent hard candy flavors.

The middle unfolds as the fruited sweetness of plum, blackberry, currant, fig, date and red grape wrap around the tongue with decadence. Its peppery balance is brought to life as its espressive carbonation breaks loose the sweetness and carry above the palate, leaving an acidic carbonic bite behind.

Semi-sweet and semi-dry in closure, its medium-light body exits the mouth with a thin candied film on the tongue, lingering with peppercorn, tarragon and dry cabernet.

BEERchitect, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of frontalot
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

frontalot, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of bogine4ka
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

bogine4ka, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.39/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange color with a thick two finger head with decent retention.
Initially sour funky aroma with notes of horse mantle and lemon.
Although initial aroma announced a much sour beer, its flavor was still tart but not as intense. Notes of medicinal herbal and earthy hops, leather, lemon, green apples, pears, some spices and ginger. Dry and bitter aftertaste, especially considering its style.
Light body with good carbonation.
A Saison that is not so yeasty with a medium tartness and relatively hoppy. According to them based on an old traditional Saison recipe. I found it pretty decent and the hoppy touch was welcome.

FLima, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Schlafly33, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Saind
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Saind, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Vsarmatov
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Vsarmatov, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Chemister
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Chemister, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Absumaster
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Absumaster, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Ciocanelu, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of saeh
4/5  rDev +21.2%

saeh, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
3.2/5  rDev -3%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of superspak
1.9/5  rDev -42.4%
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.

superspak, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of tzunoi
3/5  rDev -9.1%

tzunoi, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +21.2%

mrfrancis, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
3.74/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

DoubleJ, May 23, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +21.2%

MarvinSnyder, May 05, 2013
Photo of Seaba
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -9.1%

pixieskid, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -9.1%

cliff1066, Jan 04, 2013
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Saison Voisin from Brasserie Des Légendes
76 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.