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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Location: 750 ml Bottle shared from jcos, 11//15/12

Aroma: The nose is Belgian yeast, spice/coriander/clove, a little banana/fruit, apple, and wheat
Appearance: Pours a clear orange color with a lasting foam of white head that leaves fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose, fairly sweet, with a nice spice component, and minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, has a creamy feel, fairly clean too, with a soft carbonation, and a spicy finish
Overall Impression: I have to say, if the deScription didnít say this was a cider-hybrid I never would have guessed it. It tastes (doesnít look, but tastes) a lot like a nice Belgian Wit to me. I actually thought it turned out really well, a top quality example of the style I only thought it was...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Had this on draft .. . pours a strong amber .. . medium head, lacing is very good .. . interesting blend of flavours- some apple, honey, and yeast .. . almost light in a way, the abv is well masked .. . enjoyable but iíd never spring for an entire bottle .. . . string knickers!?!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
pours a hazy orange/yellow. taste of apple cider and yeast. overall this was just OK. I was expecting to taste a bunch of ingredients listed, ie cilantro and got nothing. very refreshing though I must say

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a super thick white head. Aroma is of yeast, plum, light cherry, coriander, and perhaps a little cider. Has a full sweet sour palate. Flavors that I pick up are yeast, saffron, grapefruit, hops, and some cherry. Leaves a sweet and bitter finish. It seems to me like an alternative version of the Midas Touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
Botella @ KingCecilís birthday party. Unclear pale golden colour, medium white creamy head. Quite pleasant sweet aroma of fruit with alco fumes. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity hoppy herbal flavour with some alcohol too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (636) - Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Nose of apple cider..and cider vinegar..interesting aroma From this hybrid concoction..canít say that I enjoyed this very much..mouthfeel is ok..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rightcross55 (6) - Keller, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012 does not count
Pours cloudy golden with a puffy white head. Aroma of apples with floral notes. Smells a lot like a Belgian triple with apples. Crisp clean taste of apples and spices. Cannot tell this is 9%. Great summer and early fall beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 30, 2012
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, some wheat like notes, spices, light fruit, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with an herbal/grassiness to it. Average texture. A decent beer. Itís interesting, but it tastes like a wheat/wit beer more than it does a fruit beer or beer mixed with cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Light golden pour with large white head. Strong smell of apples and bananas. Great overall taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12506) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2012
75cl bottle. Large white head, clear apple juice body with a few floaties. Aroma is moderately sweet, coriander, Belgian spicy, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, dusky/yeast, some mint, light cardamom, cayenne, alcohol warming. Medium body, light stickiness.

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