Dogfish Head Positive Contact

Dogfish Head Positive Contact

Rated 3.655 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Fruit Beer

9% Alcohol by Volume

26 International Bittering Units

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An ale brewed with apple cider and spiced. A positive combination of Fuji cider, slow-roasted farro, a bit of cayenne and fresh cilantro. This beer part of our Music Series of beers... this one is an amalgamation of hip-hop, beer, cider and a DIY culinary experience! Sam and Dan the Automator of Deltron 3030 teamed up to create Positive Contact, based on Dan's favorite ingredients and Dogfish Head's innovative brewing practices. Named after a key track on the first album, Positive Contact is a 9% ABV hybrid of beer and cider brewed with wood-pressed Fuji apples, roasted farro, a handful of cayenne peppers and a late dose of fresh cilantro. This sweet-and-sour Belgian-ish brew is a light straw color with fruity, cider-like notes. The cayenne and alcohol give it a warming finish. The beer was packaged in a dynamic box set of six 750-ml champagne bottles, with a 10-inch vinyl EP of four new Deltron 3030 remixes created exclusively for this project, and a list of Deltron 3030-inspired recipes from a small group of renowned chefs. Invite some friends over, rock the album, drink the beer and whip up a multi-course meal. It's a house party in a box.

ID: 48428 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank1393
Overall Percentile97.4
Style Rank11 of 1407
Style Percentile99.2
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.900
Weighted Score3.655
Standard Deviation0.472

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    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.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Sampled on 12/21/2012. This fruit beer pours a medium to dark yellow gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and apples, with some pepper and spices. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity, apple cider and sweet. The hops are fruity and herbal. Decent carbonation. Hints of spices and some pepper. The spiciness increases as it warms. Kind of a cross between a saison, a wit and a cider. A nice beer, There is a good balance between the fruit sweetness and the spices. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I don't think this is overrated at all. A unique brew for sure. More cider I'd say than beer....as I was expecting the cider to be less with the style like a strong ale. My bro-in-law who sampled with me said it tasted like a Belgian Triple...before I told him it was 9%, so he was kind of in the ballpark. The fruitness gives it that flavor and feel. Some spice at the end from the cayenne. This is a good sharing beer....something I may consider sampling again.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Sought this one out at the OBF and sampled it over the course of 4 days. Kept going back to see if I was missing something. Nah. Just overrated. Yellowish colour. Lots of froth. Nose is zesty, taste is yeasty a little spice and some herbal notes.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A bright golden colored beer with a big frothy textured white head. There's some hang time on this one. Settles into thick clumps of film and a nice ringlet. Nice nose of yeast, apples and pepper. The profile continues with a strong yeasty sourness balanced by apple sweetness. Light bodied.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I picked this beer up from Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, Va. Lately, my love affair with DFH has started to fade. I think they are doing too much and this beer was a case of that. It was too heavy, too spicy, and not really that enjoyable for me. It looks like the other two reviews were favorable for this beer so it might just be me.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    More of a belgian aspect than i expected. spicy, like a belgian golden, but with an apple aspect that ended up being a lesser part of the whole. Lots going on. Besides the belgian yeastiness and apple, there were some grassy hops, and only faint notes of cayenne and herbs (which if not in the ingredients I would not have been able to tell was cilantro). $12 with a record from an unexpected source here in Reno. I'll seek out at least one more time.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is just great! Pours pale yellow with a low white foamy head. Nice lacing. Sweet, sour, a little hoppy, definitely grassy, mouth is round. Nice tangy finish. As always, DFH does not disappoint.

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