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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, citrus, apples, and light spices. Taste of honey, toast, citrus, and some tart apples in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Another interesting experiment from Dogfish. This one succeeds more than the Faithful Ale. There are some strong vanilla notes with apple popping in and out as well. At the back is some spice flavors that really tie the package together.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml capped bottle. Sweet aroma of canned fruit cocktail, a bit of alcohol, some clove notes. Flavor is slightly boozy with some banana pudding, cloves, a dollop of yeast, a hint of coriander in the back end. Mouthfeel is rich and full. As usual with DFH, interesting, odd, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Pours dark golden color with white head. Fruity aroma with some apple, dough, wheat, and spices. Sweet apple flavor with some Belgian yeast and wheat. Slight vinous flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Another interesting experiment from Dogfish Head. I love trying their unique beers, and this one was decent. Nothing in it makes it amazing, but it’s not bad either. Quite different but I was hoping more of the apple cider qualities were here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (746) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at Rehoboth Beach Brewpub. Served in a small snifter glass. Clear golden yellow color with decent white head. Aroma is fruity (mainly apples) sweetness and some light spices. Taste is surprisingly light bringing out some hops, pepper-like spiciness with a little alcohol heat. Pretty good, easy drinker for the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (785) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle: pours clear golden amber with a big foamy head, aroma is fruity and sweet, taste is mildly spicy, dry, not overly sweet. Nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (915) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours clear yellow gold with a fair sized white head. Smells of apples and cilantro. Taste is fruity, crisp cilantro, and a touch of cayenne heat. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head Positive Contact finishes fruity and a little funky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Apple and spice aroma with light malt. Apple and spice flavor with light yeast. Medium bodied. Apple and yeast lingers with spice and earthiness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (653) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2012
750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass. Bottled in 2012A. A - Very clear golden amber body. Frothy three finger high soapy white head. Settles down a thin cap with massive amounts of lacing and retention. S - Smells pretty wit like (bready and spicy Belgian yeast, banana esters, bubble gum) with some creative edges. There is a nice note of sweet and slightly tart Fuji apple juice. Can’t say I pick up any cayenne pepper, but the slightly vegetal and herby finish points to cilantro. Very balanced and inviting. T - Again, the usual witbier notes of bananas, cloves, yeast, and wheat. Apple juice sweetness with just the faintest hint of pepper which is present mostly in some warmth. Finishes with a bit of an herbal vegetal quality but still remains quite sweet. M - The mouth feel is actually pretty damned amazing. Perhaps its from the addition of apple cider, but it works really well with the flavors. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. Its not slick or coating, just silky smooth. Finishes dry with some spritzy carbonation. O - I was really impressed by this beer. I do get the Fuji apple cider, but the cayenne and cilantro are really hidden. Still makes for a crazy delicious and refreshing beer. Call me crazy, but a six pack of these along with some awesome music sounds perfect.


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