Positive Contact - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):
LOOK: Golden, slight haze, incredible mountainous foam head
SMELL: Phenolic (gummy and mildly medicinal), nutty, cilantro, floral, Belgian-y
TASTE: Incredibly smooth and creamy, semi-viscous, fresh, sweet apples, candy, alcohol, cilantro, grass, light cayenne pepperiness, grain, nutty, lingering phenols
Food meets beer. Literally, but no chewing required. Brewed with Dan the Automator (Deltron 3030) using Fuji cider, slow-roasted farro, cayenne and fresh cilantro, and fermented with a Belgian yeast strain. Except for being bit too sweet, this is an incredible display of collaboration and creativity.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 16:04:38 | More by BeerAdvocate
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml brown bottle with no freshness date
LOOK: Bright yellow color, tiny bubble head, great lacing
SMELL: Asian pear, earthy, grassy, crackers, cider, alcohol, mild spice, Chinese parsley
TASTE: Smooth, slightly bitter, grainy, cider twang, spicy, warming alcohol, lemongrass, rose water, fresh biscuits, very dry finish
Very drinkable, careful now! So many layers to this brew, you think you've tasted it all until you take your next sip and then it peels away another flavor or goes back to one you tasted on your first sip. A lot of fun drinking this beer. Thanks DFH!!
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2012 01:49:21 | More by Jason
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3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This pours with a radiant wheat yellow color and a thick foamy head.
The nose is a bit wheat, a little bit of Apple cider, with a spicy tone of chili powder and paprika.
The flavor is strong on the front palate with Apple sweetness. The middle shows substantial wheat grain and I got caramel malts. The spicy cayenne is more a spicy nutmeg or cinnamon and it reminds of some Christmas beers. The great thing is that the complexities of this beer seem to change with each sip.
The feel is light and crisp and disguises the higher ABV.
I enjoyed this beer immensely, it's complex, it's different and it kept me guessing.
Serving type: on-tap
07-16-2014 23:26:32 | More by KYGunner
Positive Contact from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.