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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Positive Contact is a cider-beer-hybrid veeeeeery loosely based on a Belgian-style Wit beer brewed with a bunch of unconventional ingredients for the style. Typically, Wits are brewed using bitter orange peel and coriander, but we went a different route. Inspired by one of Sams trips to Eataly in New York City, Sam and Ben brewed this beer with organic Fuji apple cider, fresh organic cilantro, and dried cayenne pepper. The cider was pressed in house from 200 lbs of apples with our very own fruit press. These wonderful fresh ingredients were delivered to usa couple of days before the brew by Sams friend Zeke of Washingtons Green Grocer. The grain bill for this brew was about 50/50 wheat and barley but a small portion of Anson Mills Slow-Roasted Farro was also added. To make this awesome product,the folks at Anson Millsuse a unique ancient heirloom variety of grain which imparts a delicate aromatic quality (Farrois traditionally used in soups and similar dishes). On top of that, a new hop variety was used, named Calypso, which lends notes of pear and apple that perfectly compliment the other ingredients in the brew. It was then fermented with a Belgian Wit yeast strain, adding both fruity and spicy complexity. This beer was made with a number if ingredients more traditionally used in the culinary world and we designed it to be a dazzling nimble food-pairing brew. Positive Contact: Between beer and cider. Between food and drink. Between us and you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. This one is odd. Nose didn’t have the fruit elements I expected. Instead it was very spicy and filled with herbs. Taste does have some of the fruit elements in there that didn’t come through in the nose. The cayenne comes through and adds just a touch of heat to it. Very weird. Glad I had it, wouldn’t try it again, I don’t think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. Not as much herbal/spice character on the nose as I was expecting or on the palate. Taste is a fusion of beer and cider with some herbal notes in the finish. The concept behind this beer and this beer in general is very interesting. I enjoyed it, would’ve been ok with a bit more spice/herbal character but as is it is a decent brew that I’d say is worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (621) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head. Smells of apple, herbs, a little barnyard. Taste is sweet, tart, mildly sour and bitter - apple, cilantro, peppery, hint of banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
750ml->lager. Gold with thin white head. Aroma: funk, apples, white pepper, banana. Taste: slightly tart and funky. Apple, pear, yeast, banana. Interesting and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1343) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2013
Clear golden orange pour with a nice white head. A lot of fine bubbles in the glass. Aroma is apple and citrus up front with spicy and herbal characteristics as well. Taste is apple, honey, herbs, banana, and citrus. Not bad, but it doesn’t really come together for me. Carbonation is soft on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
Tap pour - @ RHP. Pours clear golden orange-yellow with nice medium fluffy head. Nice creamy aromas of fruit, esters, bananas, and touch of citrus. Nice fruit, touch of peeper and bit of heat at the end. I like this, especially if it's hot out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
750ml DFH bottle. Pours hazy, yellow-orange color. Crazy looking, white foam. Aroma of cayenne powder. Smells of apple & pear, and bready yeast scent. Strangly complex taste. Just tastes weird. Flavor of fresh juice and fresh vomit. Some pepper, some honey, a layer of juice, and an odd herbal touch. It really finishes with a flavor of vomit, not in an unwelcome way. (3680)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bomber. Medium yellow with a thin white head. Banana, clove, lemon and slight apple scents. Peppery, lemony and crisp. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2013
Big bottle. Pours clear golden with lasting white head. Aroma big cinnamon/cloves with undertone of apple. Full body carries a complex sweetness with bitter notes. Overall a really interesting brew, but you have to be ready for the fruit/sweetness and spices. Complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours clear bright gold with a lasting white head. Nose is apples and bready yeast. Taste starts as tart apple and moves briefly into spice and cilantro then into a Belgian-y white smoothness before finishing with a spicy dryness. Body seems creamy and smooth, yet crisp and biting from the fairly high carbonation. A very nice hybrid with interesting flavors that kind of catch you off guard. Dangerously refreshing and easy to drink considering the abv.

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