Saison Voisin - Brasserie Des Légendes
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3.55/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
01-01-2013 22:49:24 | More by avalon07
4/5 rDev +21.6%
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.
10-06-2012 16:26:50 | More by thierrynantes
2.78/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
07-10-2012 06:12:10 | More by Aml42000
2.13/5 rDev -35.3%
33cl bottle into a Saison Voisin pint glass; ordered (against my suggestion) by my friend at Bier Circus.
A: Clear, bubbly amber body under 2" of very creamy tan foam that settles slowly and leaves lots of lace. Gorgeous.
S: Husky, grassy, bitter, stale malt. Unpleasant.
T: Follows the nose, sadly. Weak malt, ginger, and grassy bitterness. Slightly sweet but still very bitter finish. Not good.
M: Painfully prickly, overcarbonated medium body.
O: This was just bad.
04-04-2012 15:04:31 | More by woosterbill
3.05/5 rDev -7.3%
a-coppery color with little head.
S-malt with a little bit of spiciness.
T-same as the smell. Disappointted as this style should have a touch of tartness to it and it has none. Lots of malt on this one.
M-medium body with decent carbonation. Drinkable but not my favorite. doesn't rate very high on my list and not worth the pricetag.
03-08-2012 22:52:15 | More by danedelman
4.45/5 rDev +35.3%
Drinking this beer I'm realizing that you always have to stay thinking yourself. If I would believe the other 131 reviewers this would be a quite bad beer. Or at best: nothing special.
But to my taste, this is just another very good saison. The looks are full and great, with a peachy colour and a big head. The smell is very subtle. The taste has something of mandarin, lots of spices, almond, funk and very good hops. The mouthtaste is full and almost perfect, with a lovely bitter (but not too hard) finish.
Overall: I trust myself: a lovely beer, certainly one to drink more often.
02-24-2012 18:38:38 | More by Filosoof
3.6/5 rDev +9.4%
my bottle says 6%, not 5, but whatever. pours a hazy bronze color with a good belgian white head. smells like a farmhouse, funky and tart with a nice belgian yeaty finish. flavor is less sour than the nose, but really interesting palate. a grape juice/table wineish tannic thing. mouthfeel is okay, a little heavier than it should be, but with brilliant carbonation and that patented belgian yeast finish. not the best saison out there, not even close, but a useful brew. it has its place
01-22-2012 06:41:04 | More by StonedTrippin
3.18/5 rDev -3.3%
A: Brownish amber. Yeasty white bread cake head.
S: Of medium viscosity, light sugar, a little sugar plum, a little fig, a tiny little grassy twang.
T: Lighter than the smell foreshadowed. Carbonation mutes things down - some old hops, yeasty grass. Much more narrow in dimension vs. the aroma.
M: Lighter side of medium - the bottle conditioned carbonation is lower as typical for the style and is accented on the end by old hops. The carbonation overpowers some other things despite being modest.
O: This is still thicker than your typical saison from belgium (ie. Fantome, Dupont) which is to my liking. vrrrr drinkable
12-14-2011 04:07:58 | More by CharlieMurphy
3.28/5 rDev -0.3%
Enjoyed this 11.2oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.
A: Murky brown ale with a thick 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.
S: Musty caramel and malt aroma. Hints of fruits and sweetness in the background.
T: Very sweet brew with a medicinal phenol flavor hitting at you at first. Each sip is very sweet and there are hints of fruits, banana cloves, yeast, and spices.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation
O: Decent beer – a little lacking in the flavor department – but overall worth a try.
11-04-2011 00:49:18 | More by ckollias
3.55/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured into a tumbler. Pours a clear, light copper with a huge light tan head. Head drops slowly, leaving some nice lacing.
Aromas of musty, peppery yeast. Honeyed malt aromas.
Flavors of honeyed malt, peppery yeast, spicy phenols, no hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is light/medium with a mild bitterness, mild astringency, and good level of carbonation. Not as dry as most.
Overall a good saison. Not as peppery as most other authentic (belgian) saisons and the honeyed malt sweetness is a nice balancing touch.
09-28-2011 00:58:33 | More by JamnesCameron
2.73/5 rDev -17%
Port Bottle Shop
A murky and hazy dark brown and orange. Two finger off white head. Some spotted lacing down the glass.
This smells EXACTLY like Martinell's Apple Juice, which is fine...for apple juice, but not a saison. No complexity, no funk, no barnyard, no hops, no yeast...just apple juice.
This beer tastes of dirt (earth?), apples, some slight tang from the yeast, grains, and muddy hop bitterness. Nothing mixes particularly well together, though it isn't at all bad.
Medium to thick mouthfeel, a touch sharp and metallic, and not particularly drinkable, especially for a saison. I usually find myself gulping saisons and wondering how my glass ended up empty so quickly--this one is taking a while.
Not any better than average saison. I wouldn't recommend this, though it might pair well with salty food.
08-11-2011 02:24:03 | More by ehammond1
3.03/5 rDev -7.9%
Poured into a Good ol' Pint Glass.
A: Hazy amber coloration, fleeting head.
S: Smells faintly of apple to me. I'd call it apple+brown ale.
T: Tastes like it smells, apple infused ale. I had this standalone and with some pork ribs...and let me just say that it really went much better with food than it did alone. Great compliment to pork in my opinion.
M: A little bubbly, easy drinking ale. Nothing too special here
Overall: Wasn't thoroughly impressed by this offering, but it certainly wasn't bad. Great to pair food with, and maybe a good session beer, and even a lawnmower-esque beer.
06-30-2011 17:25:44 | More by Aberration
District of Columbia
3.18/5 rDev -3.3%
I found a saison a few of my friends had not reviewed. Unfortunately, it was not one of the better examples of the style.
The appearance is orange with a thick, white head that displays lasting retention and leaves ample lacing in its wake.
The aroma is floral, zesty, and spicy with some bready malt scents.
The flavor is a little soapy. Huh. Not digging that. Additionally, the yeast presence I look forward to in a saison is rather lacking here. For a saison, the beer is sweeter than I accustomed to. If anything, I would expect funk and/or yeast in lieu of sweetness.
This was mediocre. I don't see myself having this one again.
06-30-2011 01:32:38 | More by Huhzubendah
2.8/5 rDev -14.9%
Bottle courtesy of Geist. Served in a tulip.
Pours a golden-peach color with a very large white head and quite a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward some light malt with grain and bread. Other than that, there is a bit of clove and some moderate spice. The flavor has a really grainy texture with a bit of faint spice. Light body with average carbonation. Don't like the grainy character and lack of any saison yeast presence.
06-10-2011 21:42:45 | More by Thorpe429
Saison Voisin from Brasserie Des Légendes
76 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.