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RATINGS: 386   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
16th February 2013
Very hazy gold - amber beer. Good white head. Palate is airy and a little soft but with sharp fine carbonation. Creamy semi dry malt. Seltzer salty minerals. Like fruity tang underneath, trace of apple. Canít really taste much of the exotic ingredients here. Comes over like a Belgian Wit albeit very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16909) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, large white head. Aroma of sweaty feet and apple skins, subtle black pepper. Taste is hot mulled apples. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (14724) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle shared at the Craft Beer Co. - Clerkenwell, London, many thanks to Mike! Pours clear, yellow-gold with a good and sturdy white foam head. Lots going on in the nose, herbs and spices, coriander, doughy wheat, yeast. Medium to big sweet flavor with heavy wheat and yeast, faint lemon, white sugar. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with lots of sugary dough, yeast, white bread. Itís tasty stuff, if a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13757) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
The marketing of this beer is unique, but a little bit silly. I didnít pay for it. Hazy, blonde. The aroma has cilantro, other herbs, and general craziness. Itís all kind of muddled together in there, going nowhere in particular. More mellow on the palate, light body, with mellow spiciness and then the cilantro comes in late. Not that much cider character - they must have used a lousy one. Although from the deScription they used their own pressed juice, not cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12756) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours hazy dark gold with a slight white head. Aroma has lots of banana ester. Med body. Flavor has banana with lots of Belgian yeast/spice. Clearly Belgian. Earthy. Mildly spicy. Excellent flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12440) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, apple, yeast, herbs, and nuts. Flavor of yeast, apple, cilantro, pear, pepper, cayenne, and orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruit, complex spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & spice finish of moderate duration. My expectation where exceeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, coriander, apples and light cayenne. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, coriander, apples and light cayenne with a smooth lingering coriander finish.

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