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RATINGS: 361   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle at Flying Saucer Beerfeast. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is a fruity malt and clove. Medium mouthfeel with sweet malt and light spice in the finish. Easy to drink a good fruit beer from Dogfish Head.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pras (436) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Taster at the brewery. Nothing outstanding about this beer, but also nothing that is offensive. Finished dry and crisp and tasted like a premium beer. I know this is a lame description, but it about sums it up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3423) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
(bottle - 750 ml) Cloudy orange pour with a fizzy head. Tangy aroma with lots of wheat and spice notes. Flavor is tangy as well. Some sweetness, then dryness, then fruit, then spice... way too much going on. Can taste all the ingredients which to me isn’t very good. Not bad, but nothing great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4979) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pale yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is spicy apples and a light sour. Flavor is sweet malt with apples, cinnamon, or clove. Medium bodied with good carbonation. pretty solid

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (843) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Tap. Cloudy light yellow pour. Beautiful pour. Tomato, spice, coriander, fruit, honey. Complex. Well balanced carbonation that balance out the sweet spiciness. Long herbal and fruity complex finish. Very easy to drink but very complex. Awesome

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (771) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Light pour with white head. Smells of malt and fruit. Nice blend of fruit and beer. Very good for a fruit beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Nice strong smell of corriander and fruity sweetness..unique yellow color, taste is like a strong Belgian white...surprized it tastes so similar...slight spice on finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Surprisingly nice beer here. Aroma is nice blend of apple, cayenne and Belgo yeast. Taste is happy blend of cider and light beer with notes of herb and spice. Very well balanced and pleasant brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
On draught at Tin Bucket during the Mississippi Williams Pub Crawl for PDX Beer Week. Hazy golden color. Aroma is light citrus, bubblegum, and apple. Taste is apple, banana, bubblegum, and light citrus. A pleasing hybrid of styles that is quite fruity and light.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (412) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Tap at the tipsy cow. Hazy golden ale. Aromas of apples, pears, and yeast. Very fruity beer with some spicy kick to it. Slightly warming and crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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