Thursday, 23 March 2017
Symington Saison hails from Toronto. It's assembled by Katalyst Brewing Company and sold in spiffy 473mL cans. At 5.5%, it has a bit of play, and according to the ingredients list, there is a little taste of rye grain in the stuff.
The Belgian-style saison is a cloudy yellow-orange number that pours with a moderate covering of off-white head. It has a piquant aroma that is both yeast and nicely spiced, and a flavour that transitions from grainy to tart, with a side trip through rye, clove, and caraway.
I found this to be a very agreeable saison, with a rich flavour and a decent strength. Though there are many pluses, it should also be said that the front end of this beer is too sweet, and the mouthfeel insufficiently ebullient. I'll be keeping an eye out for more brews from Katalyst. They show promise.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.