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RATINGS: 376   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (891) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 28, 2014
Drought. Rich yellow with off white spongy head, weak doughy aroma, low carbonation, high density, slightly sour cider tasting finish. Very nicely balanced, but the spices are not really discernible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a clear golden with white head. Yeast, a mixture of peppers, floral notes, fruit notes, and some raw wheat; follows onto the palate. Honestly, I don’t think this beer knows what it wants to be and it has way too many conflicting flavors. I did not care for it at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lownote (102) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
20oz bottle that pours a golden apple juice color with frothy head. I get a sense of lemon and apple in the smell. There?s a distinct bite and a thin well carbonated mouthfeel. It tastes a apple/pearish with some spice and hops. There?s something else I can?t pinpoint. The only downside to this beer is that its a little too rich to have more than a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1474) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a haze pale yellow with a thin white head. Some minor lacing. Aroma is banana and citrus. Taste is sweet pale malt, a bit cloying, banana and citrusy sourness. ABV not noticeable in the taste, but presents itself in warmth after the swallow. Lots of character, but one or two is plenty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Draft. Cloudy. Light golden. Good creamy white head. Medium body maybe more. Wheat. spice. Fairly dry. Fair spicy. Creamy. Crisp enough and pretty refreshing. Banana. A little candied. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Hazy orange-amber colored pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Aroma of apple juice and malt. Some honey notes. Malt up front followed by apple and honey. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jayzz (395) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
A very interesting beer. The appearance was hazy yellow with a thin fizzy head. The smell was mostly apples. The taste is mostly apple, but there’s a lot of great subtle flavors

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arojewski (49) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured a pale gold with definite lacing. Very wheat heavy nose. Tastes like a straight cross between a heavy cider and wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Hazy light yellow with thin white head. Heavy cider on the nose... Very complicated palate , lots going on here, cider cilantro and cayenne dancing on your tongue... Wow, very unique beverage experience!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2847) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle - Pours golden with a bubbly white head. Nose is real fruity, a bit of savory spice--not apple. Taste doesn’t have tons of apple. More pear and tropical fruit. Really starchy and yeasty. Gentle carbonation and medium-thin body.

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