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Positive Contact - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

1,046 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 85
Gots: 155 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: THECPJ on 12-28-2011

Positive Contact is the second batch of the Imperial Belgian-Style Wheat beer that Sam and Ben brewed a couple months back. For this batch, we stepped up the spice and cider additions. Instead of 200 lbs of apples, Ben pressed 300 lbs of organic Fuji apples for a total addition of 25 gallons of fresh pressed cider, which was added to the whirlpool in order to really bring out the cider character. The amount of cilantro was nearly quadrupled with 4 lbs total, which was pureed with a portion of the cider and then added after the boil was done. The cayenne was doubled, but added directly before the beer was transferred from the kettle to the fermenter in an effort to minimize the burn while increasing the flavor and aroma contributed. A different type of wit yeast was used and then fermented slightly cooler to keep the yeast character minimal and act as a supporting role to the main players the cider and spices. Lastly, this batch was boiled for less time than the original batch, leaving the beer with a lighter straw color than the amberish hue of batch #1.

Overall, Positive Contact is characterized by its bright spritzy cider character and autumnal herbal quality derived from the cilantro, cayenne, and yeast.

19 IBU
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On tap at Granite State on tap.
Lightly hazy golden color with a minimal head. Spicy earthy fruity flavors with a Belgianesque character. I'm surprised how little of the ingredients I found in my sample, but I was at a brew fest. I must try this beer again.

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Positive Contact from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,046 ratings.