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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,322 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,322
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 151
Gots: 555 | FT: 3
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 10-31-2001

This sweet yet dry beer is made with ingredients found in 2,700-year-old drinking vessels from the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between wine and mead, Midas will please the chardonnay and beer drinker alike.

12 IBU
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Photo of Coffdaddy
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryant421
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ptat
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiwano
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - hazy light orange color with foamy head
S - a lot of grape
T - Nice taste of purple grapes & wheat. The grape stays through but a bit of nasty cheap beer taste hovers in the background
M - smooth with a tiney bit of carbonation
O - Nice - not for every day but good taste but sometimes the funky cheap lager taste surfaces

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: golden hazy peach color

S: wine, grapes. I'm not a huge wine nut, but it smells like a sweet Riesling.

T: Never had a herbed beer quite like this. Tastes of white grape juice, saffron. A bit like a Riesling honestly...less sweet.

F: soft drink carbonation. Again nothing to compare it to, but I can't complain.

O: tasty first Beer that's sweet but dissent overdue it. Great Beer/wine feel.

Photo of Bigdood33
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thehooksman
4.36/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Described as an "ancient" ale, it pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a head that foams up nicely, but retreats quickly. The nose is complex with honey, bananas, muscat grapes. The hop character is very subdued if present at all. The flavor is very sweet but in a good way, like in a Belgian-style. Again, there is good flavor of honey. It is full bodied with a nice alcohol heat that is equal to the carbonation and cream. I had one of these in my wine cellar for about 11 months after purchase and it was just as good as the first one I ever opened.

Photo of Skud
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmgeng
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been on a DFH kick and just started to try them all.

A - Bright golden color. Thin white head with coarse bubbles. Quite hazy almost looked like a hefe.

S - Very interesting it has a sweet honey like character with some maltiness. No hops to be found but has some alcohol kick and resembled a floral wine.

T - Has a honey sweetness up front with a more savory malt character and a fruity, floral character in the middle with a slight alcohol finish. It tastes like a sweet mead mixed with a Belgian blond or triple. It's pretty complex beer but it is on the sweet side. It is mostly crisp with a malt character and some alcohol but no bitterness.

M - Medium mouth-feel. Light carbonation. For being so sweet and higher in alcohol it does drink pretty well. I couldn't drink it often but it isn't too cloying or bity.

Overall, a pretty good beer. I stick with my first thought though of just a mixture of mead and beer which isn't a bad thing but is not exactly what I was expecting. All of the "honey" beers I've had in the past really just have a little more residual sweetness and a thinner body but this one definitely has that honey flavor which is a nice touch. Not my favorite DFH offering but if you have tried all their others probably worth a shot.

Glass- Perfect Pint

Photo of waltc21
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good, but not great beer. Definitely not one to turn down when gven the opportunity.

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3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a rich honey gold, form a white one finger head that quickly and entirely dissipates. No lacing.
S - Smell is quite misleading, smells sweet and metallic.
T - Sweet hops upfront followed by a mild warm honey with white grape at the end. Quite unique.
O - An interesting beer, couldn't drink everyday or very often for that matter, but worth a shot to see what it's like.
V - I gave the lowest rating because this stuff is over 14 dollars for a 4 pack locally.

Photo of BrianQuinn
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.88/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure where I go these, but have a 4 pack, presumably picked up locally but possibly a gift from a traveling friend or family? Enjoyed for an ancient ales chalice.

a - brew pours a murky, unfiltered with lots o floaties, yellow orange. A thin head was gone quick leaving some oily patches of bubbles on the surface.

s - nose is grainy, fairly pilsner like. Malt, barley, little honey and a hint of white wine.

t/m/o - the first thing that jumps out at me is the feel, fairly full bodied...but smooth. Finish is kind of macro grainy and a bit off putting. The flavor is similar, very grainy and malty. The white wine grape is the only real redeeming quality of the beer, kind of like a imperial adjunct lager...with some white wine and honey hints. Not bad but not great either, but good enough. While I find the concept of ancient ales to be an interesting science experiment, my overall feeling is that if these beer recipes didn't survive time, there might be a reason. Definitely one for the tickers and potential crossover beer for the macro fans.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
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