Gouyasse Triple

Fantastic ice-cream-like head over the clouded yellow body with some haze. Lace, retention and general appearance of the head are second to none. Light tangerine color. Nose has some light floral notes with a touch of white pepper and a little yeast character. The tastes reflect some of the nose but refuse to deliver the sweetness or indeed the alcohol blast, that one would expect from a beer in this style. Spices are generally missing. Finish is dry and the bitterness builds to a degree. More...

Noël Des Géants

750 mL bottle with a Deus type shape and a huge dimpled bottom. $9.99 from Green's on Buford. Very attractive presentation. Poured into the Brasseries de l'Abbaye des Rocs chalice, there is nice clarity on the the amber pour with some decent carbonation and a small head that fades to give a thin film on the surface of the beer. Very light lemon(ade) in the nose. Very light herbal note in the back of the beer but it is not pronounced. Especially surprising since the beer is described as a...

Saison Voisin

Updated notes 11/06/22 Since my original notes 15 years ago, I basically haven't seen this beer since! I suspect that this bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando that was purchased in July 2022, may be a bottle that's been hanging around that long! Having said that, it drank OK. Still carbonated, and still essentially NOT a Saison! It looked fine, with good clarity and and an Amber body, and basically that's how it rank in 2022 - like a slight malty, yeasty, standard Amber Ale of some...