Origin: Edmonton, AB
Polyrhythm Brewing is new on the craft beer scene in Edmonton, Alberta, but has a dedicated pair in the form of Chelsea, previously the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild President, and Taylor, taproom manager. The brewery is based on the concept of Polyrhythm (hence the name) where each basic component intersects and enhances all the others. This is how the ingredients, styles, traditions, expectations, and desires of craft beer drinkers in Alberta criss-cross, inform, and enhance what comes from their barrels. Layering together, forming harmony, and generating the spectacular. Polyrhythm has produced a dozen beers in their brief time and a broad sampling of them is available in their Edmonton tap room or a limited supply can be picked up in cans. The Wing Nut is a Witbier built on a pilsner malt and using sweet orange peel and spices for a soft feel and bright flavour. Serves well at 8°C and can hang out in the cellar for up to six months.
Pours a pale straw colour with a hazy body and low carbonation. A frothy, bubbly head pours thick and then hangs around a bit on top of the glass.
You’ll smell almost nothing else but the toasted grain malt and a little bit of leafy greens in the background.
Quite a mild flavour for a witbier - you’ll find it surprisingly mellow. The backbone of grain is still present but it’s been softened by a fruitier and sweeter quality, leaning this beer over toward more of a lager flavour. The body is soft and pleasant to drink, fading off into a dry finish with a touch of leafy aftertaste.
Break out some smoked salmon and cream cheese all slapped onto a quality bagel.
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