Saison Voisin | Brasserie Des Légendes

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78
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190 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Des Légendes
Belgium
brasseriedesgeants.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
190
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.02%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fruity and spicy nose with a suggestion of light horse blanket, grain and malt. It pours hazy gold with a very rocky persistent head that produces thick lace. On the palate nice sweet fruit flavors with earthy hop bitterness on the end with a little chalk in the finish. Above average carbonation, very fine bubbles, medium body.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.6/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of LordWoolley
3.92/5  rDev +17.7%
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 +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
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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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 -3.9%

Saison Voisin from Brasserie Des Légendes
3.33 out of 5 based on 190 ratings.
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