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RATINGS: 375   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
What a strange brew. Part cider, part wit bier, but altogether quite drinkable and enjoyable. Pours slightly hazy bright gold with a creamy white head. First smell is tart green apple, baked apple and cinnamon, lactose, wheat. The head begins fading, leaving spotty lacing on my Delirium Tremens tulip. Taste is tart and sweet at once. Very herbal, almost new age medicinal flavors. Apple lends sweet and bright tart notes. Wheat gives creamy texture. While the sweet and tart flavors battle, the cayenne sneaks to the back of the tongue and leaves a faint hint of burn. I also taste citrus, sage, and cilantro as the beer warms. Somewhat pricey for a wit(ish) beer, but good nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma has hint of citrus, fruity esters, hints of alcohol, musty. Flavor is much the same, no sign of cayenne and fresh cilantro. Medium body with high, fizzy carbonation. Overall, not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1761) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Really unusual combination of flavors that works surprisingly well. Excellent balance allows the fruit and spice notes to come through while very much remaining a beer and not a fruit drink. Belgian yeast, citrus, pepper... really not much apple but it is cider crisp. A successful experiment.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Light.yellow. white head. Belgian yeasty aroma with some white oak tones. Apple peel and Belgian yeasty flavor. Spritzy with a medium light body. It has a lot of Mr. Clean- like qualities

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2316) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Clear golden colored pour with a creamy white head. Notes of peanuts, clove, banana candy, honey. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Cloudy yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of shortbread cookies, apples, belgian yeast, wheat, spice. Flavor is nice but a bit watered down. I get apples, lots of yeast, a hint of "beer" flavor, spice, cookies.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4161) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Nice looking deep gold clear pour with an average sized full off white head. Aroma is lots of yeast, banana esters, cloves, wet grains, old citrus meat, grapes and hint of alcohol. Fuller bodied that has a syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Flavor of wet grains, yeast, grapes, banana ester, hint of bubblegum, straw and lemons. Wow way better then I thouht it would be.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Slightly cloudy golden straw color with a white head. Aroma has a nice Belgian character to it of banana, mild coriander spiciness, and yeast. Fruity apple character with a touch of grass and white pepper. The coriander and yeast are more pronounced on the palate. Light apple flavor, decently fruity. Banana, a bit of grass, bread, and a light herbaceous quality. Not bad, but kind of watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5045) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 I tried both the bottle and the draft side by side. The bottle is significantly better though still not great +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy very pale yellow color with a very large foamy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweetish with notes of apple, pear and band aid. The flavor was tangy and bitter with notes of Juicyfruit gum, citrus, pear, apple, band aid and artificial sugar. Medium length tangy pear and apple finish with lingering Juicyfruit gum and artificial sugar. Light to medium body. The alcohol was well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden beer with a lasting white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, apples, citrus, and a good amount of coriander, much like a witbier. Taste is almost dominated by spice, with the belgian yeast coming through, and just some apple. Alcohol is well-hidden. Was expecting more apple and a little more sweetness. Heavy spice on the finish. Medium body, well carbonated. Don’t think I can drink a bomber of this.


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