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RATINGS: 394   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Willfall (2) - - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
Incredibly impressed with this beer. It completely crushed all other offerings at the Portland brewers festival in my mind. Truly amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krittenhouse (23) - Shelby, USA - MAY 6, 2014
This is a flavor packed glass of amazement. From the first sip through the final gulp, in a word, delicious. I've never experienced liquid enjoyment quite like this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours gold with a lingering white head. Smells of apples, some tarte undertones, some perry hints, floral. Tastes appley and dry with some spicy hints, complex blended fruit, some chamomile like undertones. Very layered and deep. I was not expecting to like this. DFH hit this one out of the ballpark.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Cider aroma. Pours with a lovely velvety head. Definitely tastes like a cider/wheat beer mix. I love this beer and I hate cider. Coriander taste is very noticable as well. Very good special release from DFH. A bit cloudy appearance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
The most notable thing here is the spicy finish. It's warm and complements the lighter flavor of the rest of the beer very well. It's flavorful, but doesn't go out of it's way to be an experience outside of the transition from the light fruit hints to the spice at the finish. All in all a good one trick beer that I would drink again any time. Good for all occassions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Fantastic. Seems like a Belgian trippel to me. Made just for the OBF. Hints of a farmhouse ale as well. 9% ABV but doesn't drink like it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2012
750ml bottle into a DFH signature glass. Bottled in 2012A. A - Very clear golden amber body. Frothy three finger high soapy white head. Settles down a thin cap with massive amounts of lacing and retention. S - Smells pretty wit like (bready and spicy Belgian yeast, banana esters, bubble gum) with some creative edges. There is a nice note of sweet and slightly tart Fuji apple juice. Can’t say I pick up any cayenne pepper, but the slightly vegetal and herby finish points to cilantro. Very balanced and inviting. T - Again, the usual witbier notes of bananas, cloves, yeast, and wheat. Apple juice sweetness with just the faintest hint of pepper which is present mostly in some warmth. Finishes with a bit of an herbal vegetal quality but still remains quite sweet. M - The mouth feel is actually pretty damned amazing. Perhaps its from the addition of apple cider, but it works really well with the flavors. Medium bodied with a creamy mouth feel. Its not slick or coating, just silky smooth. Finishes dry with some spritzy carbonation. O - I was really impressed by this beer. I do get the Fuji apple cider, but the cayenne and cilantro are really hidden. Still makes for a crazy delicious and refreshing beer. Call me crazy, but a six pack of these along with some awesome music sounds perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1179) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours clear yellow gold with a fair sized white head. Smells of apples and cilantro. Taste is fruity, crisp cilantro, and a touch of cayenne heat. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Dogfish Head Positive Contact finishes fruity and a little funky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5119) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Comes out of the tap a hazy, barely translucent honey golden with a thick and fine-bubbled ivory head. Robust aroma has strong yeasty and fruity notes, the latter mainly apple with some banana, and an undertone of malt. Fruit dominates the hearty flavor - apple, banana, orange, a hint of lemon. Yeast, malt, and a touch of coriander make themselves known. Firm texture has plenty of fizz, leaving a fruity, tingly finish. This will make positive contact with your palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Tastes a little more like a triple in the bottle but more like a hybrid on draft. Love drinking it. Basement aromas

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