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Positive Contact - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

925 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 68
Gots: 126 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: THECPJ on 12-28-2011)
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A: Pours a clear gold with a thin, quickly receding white mousse.

S: Aromas of wheat toast, vanilla creme, roasted grain, pepper, apple cider, and cilantro fill the nose.

T: Sweet notes of Fuji apples, vanilla, wheat bread, and roasted farro fill the mouth on the entry, while hints of grass, orange rind, and lemon linger in the background. At mid-palate, the cilantro and cayenne pepper notes make their presence known, providing a mellow swell of herb and spice flavors. The finish is simultaneously sweet and spicy with a combination of wheat bread, roasted farro, and Fuji apples mingling with cayenne, cilantro, and a not entirely unwelcome touch of warming alcohol.

M: Neither light nor medium in body. In the mouth, this ale is very, very dry with airy, delicate carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable, but restrained.

O: A super unique imperial witbier with a superb layering of flavors. Very much worth checking out.

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Positive Contact from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.