Saison Voisin | Brasserie Des Légendes

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78
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189 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:
189
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.02%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of FLima
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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Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Saind
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Vsarmatov
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Chemister
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Absumaster
3.33/5  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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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of saeh
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of dcmchew
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of superspak
1.88/5  rDev -43.5%
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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Photo of RBorsato
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of tzunoi
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Seaba
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of avalon07
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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Photo of LJWalker
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of yossarian14
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of Aml42000
2.81/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Saison Voisin from Brasserie Des Légendes
3.33 out of 5 based on 189 ratings.
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