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RATINGS: 327   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonusWagner (1220) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Its a dry apple cider that tastes pretty boozy and has a detectable burn in the finish from peppers. Its not particularly what I’m interested in when I buy a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Tempting aroma with a basic pour leads to a balanced taste and satisfying mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1742) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Le caractère du cidre se manifeste avec des courants de citronnelle et d’herbes fraîches. Assez complexe et rafraîchissant...Aucune trace d’alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Introduces itself with a golden color, effervescent visual appeal, with bountiful carbonation rising to an airy, but firm head. The aroma is quite saison-like with fresh orchard fruit and spice. It drinks within that same general range ... just a bit of yeasty, gristiness ... add in some sweet, green apple, light cream. Good cross-over beer, exceptionally well made. (#4739, 8/18/2012)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours a honeylike gold. Strong medium sweet apple presence along with a weird ointment like medicinal flavor. Interesting, but very heavy body so a little goes a long way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Pours a mostly clear straw-gold color with a moderate white head that lasts a long time. Aroma shares many things with US saisons, showing hay, grass, cheese, apples, sweaty socks, and maybe slight pepper and herbs but I might be imagining that. Flavor of hay, grass, dough, mushrooms, and white wine, with a hint of that sweaty socks thing still. Finishes on the funky side with a sweet yeasty doughy finishes and a slightly pepper aftertaste (more from hops than anything). Medium-heavy bodied with no noticeable alcohol presence. Good beer, but I wish I could taste the cilantro a bit better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1660) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours a bright gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast as well as some herbal notes. Taste follows, some heat in the back from the peppers, no presence of the cider. This isn't a bad tasting wit but it's a disappointment for what they are saying it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours an amber color with a nice foamy head. Nose is fruity, apples predominately with a bit of spice. Taste is yeasty, fruity and a bit tart. Finish is semi dry and lasting. Nicer than most fruit ales. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1180) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head and aroma of apples, bananas, and spices. Taste is of belgian yeast, spices, bananas, apples, and fruits with a earthy, dry finish. Nice brew from Dogfish that brings out some nice flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demondeacon09 (40) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2012
750ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Aroma of coriander and apple with a hint of cilantro. Small head with a dark yellow color. Taste of a witbier but with an apple aftertaste. A good beer but not my favorite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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