Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,471 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,471
Reviews: 1,616
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 164
Gots: 708 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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 dikebrewery
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm sooo oo trashed on this beer right NOW!!!! Blahhhh text me for a good time ; ) 8015899644

Photo of brap
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Initial smell really put me off. It is definitely "different." After the shock of the new sensation (ironic given this is replicating an ancient recipe) it really grew on me.

It reminded me of my favorite wine tasting joke that I like to say to watch people roll their eyes at winery tastings (after much pretense glass raising, sniffing, and swishing around the palate). Mmmmmmmm...grapey.

You really do taste the grape, it's a little like drinking a honey beer and eating fresh concord grapes.)

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

Well worth trying for its uniqueness. Delicious.

Photo of jlundy1016
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

amazing beer- tastes like gold!

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very meh. Not special. I like Dogfish a lot but they missed on this one.

Photo of SFNC
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A pale yellow liquid with minimal head and mild carbonation. Smells sweet and boozy. Slightly spicy as well. Taste is sweet on the front, a mild burning sensations from the alcohol. The finish is sweet and somewhat sticky, Overall, a nice change of pace and a unique beverage.

Photo of hotpauko
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is not really a beer and I get a kick out of those who try to rate it as such and are not open minded. Its more of a mead wine champagne combo, if it warms and loses some carbonation, it gets a liquory feel. I like Midas Touch even though I only have it every couple months. Flavors are hard to describe as you won't taste them anywhere else, at least not with beer. Read others reviews for better flavor descriptions but at least give this a try.

Photo of Roguer
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Chunky orange-gold appearance with plenty of floaties; topped by a modest white head with fair retention.

Aroma is fairly mild, with hints of herbs and spices, honey, and both pale and caramel malts.

Flavor follows, albeit much sweeter and more intense than, the aroma. Lots of honey and pale malts, with a huge sweet kiss of white grapes on the finish. Various spices that are hard to pin down; perhaps some jasmine up front.

Slick and smooth; very drinkable. No hint of 9% ABV.

An interesting brew, very drinkable, and fairly tasty. Definitely on the sweet side, but surprisingly good.

Photo of tmacaluso
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Right between mead and beer. Perfect.

Photo of CraigFarrell
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

You try this beer because you heard the story and you want to know what beer might have been like 3000 years ago. But then you remember they did not have 9.0 ABV beer back then. Still the story is great!

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

So delicious And the saffron is by over powering at all. So good.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, easy drinking brew. Smooth, creamy feel. Mild citrus flavors. Yeasty, wheat like. Enjoyed this.

Photo of edificio5
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this beer and it tasted really good. I was pleasantly surprised. It is not bitter but has an interesting flavor. I am sure if you also pair this with some food it will taste even better

Photo of BWbeerlog
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer much better on draft then out of the bottle.

Photo of sdwchef
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The description is accurate. It has an effervescence that reminds me of champagne.

Photo of E-McFarden
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: True gold with average height off white head, lasting a couple minutes. Lacing is moderate.

Smell: Obvious front of honey and grapes intermingled with a biscuity malt base.

Taste: Smooth malty beginning almost like a Belgian style saison. The introduction of honey in this brew shines through even more in the taste, with the grape flavor not being as predominant on palate as it was in the smell. Bittering hops are deep and sweet from aging.

Feel: heavy on the palate from the use of honey. Finishes wet from a small amount of under attenuation, but it fits with the grape flavors. Alcohol is hidden.

Overall: Not bad. I was expecting a little more hop background with the malty sweetness of this brew.

Photo of jayhammed
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/18/2012- this held up well. A bit cloudy, chunky, but didn't detract from the taste. Dark Amber hue. Smells like champagne, pronounced grapes and a hint of honey. A very winey brew.

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
2.32/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Yeah, it tastes like a 2700-year-old beer... I'm not sure what this was-- I just know that I never want it again...

Photo of Torreon10
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Meh it was ok Nothing special

Photo of Jasonboerner
3.13/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not my kind of beer. Just not enough there for me. Way too light and not near bold enough. Maybe a summer beer with lemon in it but not for me.

Photo of tillmac62
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOD 1/6/15. Pours a clear slightly amber gold. Below normal head volume, retention and lacing.

Interesting nose with both beer and mead qualities. Notes of barley malt, honey and grapes.

Light medium body with a somewhat smooth texture. Normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is surprising. I was expecting much more of a honey influence. It begins with a mish mash of flavors at a reasonable intensity level that reminds me of a bitter white wine. Grapes are noted, but the main flavor component is a medicinal note that comes in the middle and lingers through the finish. Towards the finish, you detect a soft honey sweetness in the background, but not enough to provide balance. The finish is slightly dry and the medicinal off flavor lingers.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant gold with a 1.5”, very finely bubbled white foam collar that quickly dissipates.
S: Grape, honey and wine with some light grains in the background.
T: the grape and honey flavors with the malt taste like a cross between a beer and a light german white wine or a sweet wine.
M: Effervescent, medium body.
O: Technically well made. A touch too sweet but no bad aftertastes. An interesting drink.

Photo of jamesmk48
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting a lot more from this beer. It wasn't bad but lacked some boldness and bitterness that i enjoy in a higher abv beer. All in all not bad for the style.

Photo of JohnRaby
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Intense but great ancient ale

Photo of Redneck45x
4.71/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very good beer, sweet aroma and taste. Very smooth

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
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