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RATINGS: 385   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle:   Straw, a little dark, sediment floats about, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Soft non-descript fruitiness, subtle spices.   Perhaps its too cold now to discern.   Sweet, seems a little white wine like.   Seems more grape than apple, which is odd.   Not getting much of the cilantro or cayenne pepper.   To me it seems like a Wheat like beverage, mated with a bit of white wine.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Hides the 9% ABV well.   I dunno man, seems like a Wheat, a bit of Belgian, with some white wine aspects.   Enjoyable.   Would like to have had it drier and perhaps a bit more tart, but otherwise nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Aroma is eatery, wheat, light apple aroma and some clove. Flavor is apple, savory on the back end with a trace amount of heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (465) - Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pour from da big bottle. Thanks, Kim! The aroma is of sour gala apples. The appearance isnít very good cause I see a lot of stuff floating around in it, the taste is good, though. Better than I thought it would be, fo sho. It starts at a dry sour, then rolls into a more apple sour. Really interesting. Overall, I found this beer to be better than I imagined, because it sounded too busy. Never really caught the cilantro like I thought I would. Couldnít taste the alcohol at all. This beer would be good for taking a bottle for your self to a Renaissance festival, because mead is too dang sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kimbo419 (19) - - AUG 31, 2012
Smells alot like a Belgian Wit beer, but very clear in appearance. The apples come through in the taste, but not the cilantro or cayenne pepper (probably a good thing). Light and refreshing, especially for a 9% abv beer. Body is light, fairly carbonated. The taste is slightly sweet with a dry finish. I was scared by the cilantro and cayenne, but I really liked this beer. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium gold, soapy white edge bubbles. Nose of corn, corn chips, circus peanuts, weird apple note, hibiscus. Taste of meaty hops, light floral, hibiscus, apple, heavy spices. Syrupy body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Bottle at Danís courtesy of Armin. Thanks man!!! Pour is very cider reminiscent; golden orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is pineapple, light apple, light vegetables, pear, and wheat. Taste is light DMS, peppercorns, yeast, biscuit, pineapple, and pepper ending lightly spicy. Mouthfeel is medium with fizzy carbonation. Something about it is somewhat off-putting. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL, thanks to Tony! Clear orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of apple core, fleshy apple, some cinnamon, touch of earth, hints of graham cracker, some touch of slight veggie but not overpowering, some yogurty wheat notes. Taste is mily and yogurt notes, some slight hints of earth, biscuit, some slight apple flesh, cinnamon, finishing fairly spicy, slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle @ Danís house, courtesy of Armin. Pours a clear, golden appearance with an off white head. Yeasty, somewhat wheat malty, apple juicy, pear aroma. Mild banana, apple, somewhat estery yeasty, tangy, white apple flavor. Ok but pretty odd. Not sure I could drink much of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2012
Draught at the Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Cloudy golden colour with tiny white head. Belgian yeast, mild spices, wheat and apple in aroma. Flavour is yeast, wheat, spices, some syrupy sweetness, fruity sugar, mild alcohol and caramel. Very nice and warming. Balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DRBiser (27) - - AUG 27, 2012
Nice pour, with the rich golden look having a nice fizz to it. Quickly dissipates to a film. A really pleasant smell, perhaps the spice brings out the honey? A rich sweet smell that isn't forced. Taste: Up front you get honey and spice, but there's little follow-through. I almost think the cayenne accentuates the spice, but then kills it in the aftertaste. Perhaps it does something to the taste buds? It's a powerful spice in an otherwise delicate flavor profile. Still though, I'm being harsh as it's pretty damn tasty. Some reviewers say it's watery? Disagree, and still can't believe it's 9%. It's a tad pricey, but I'd have it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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