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Saison Voisin - Brasserie Des Légendes

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BA SCORE
77
okay

177 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%
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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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.31/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

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1.9/5  rDev -42.6%
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.

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Saison Voisin from Brasserie Des Légendes
77 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.