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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
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4,410 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,410
Reviews: 1,601
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 157
Gots: 650 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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Ratings: 4,410 | Reviews: 1,601
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

Photo of tedvr
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours honey colored with a thin, white head. Sweet malt and honey smells. Tastes are very interesting, malt, honey, mild grape in the background. Mild carbonation with a very nice finish. A combination of a malt forward beer, but with a mead blend. Overall a very interesting beer.

Photo of AtomicHippo
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden yellow with a quick dissipating head. Smells of light spices and maltiness. The taste is complex. Starts with Muscat grapes that lingers into honey followed by a malty finish. This beer is refreshingly different almost like a blend of mead, moscato wine, and beer. Very unique and easy to drink.You won't even know that it's 9% ABV. I'd drink it more often if it wasn't $12 for 4 bottles.

Photo of utopiajane
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours yellow, amber with a tint from the saffron making it bolder. Nose is grape skin, mild earth, slight hops herbal. Grass with a bit of sweetness. Malt is sweet and the grape skin flavor is bright, light and really easy to like in this beer. Juicy middle, herbal back notes. Dry, bubbly. The honey on this one is like a raw floral scent and taste is light. Orange and a fruit rind scent that I can't place. Spice , Bread crusts and a mild ester from alcohol. A bit of alcohol sweetness on the palate too but not even any warming. Delightful! The malt was so deep on this pale beer. The flavors crisp and the breaddiness surprising.

Photo of smith_s4765
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This stuff is freaking great.

Photo of Vlaminck
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought this on a whim as my wife was rushing me and I walked by the singles and grabbed it. $4 a bottle must be good right, ancient beer, who can go wrong. Well this beer did, if that's what you call it. The look was good but once on the nose I was a little disappointed. Then the taste, whoa. WTF, way busy taste of wine, honey and, like paste you ate in kindergarten. I've only poured a few beers out and was temped to pour this in the garden but was able to power through it as I didn't want the ants to enjoy this sweet $4 treat.

I only give it this score because i did drink it but glad I have an DIPA to wash this taste away quickly

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A medium hazy pour of a bright golden bodied beer hits the glass for this beer. A small, 1 cm head forms and doesn't hang around very ling. Head was thick and frothy before going away. Spices and light malts hit the nose first and give a semi-sweet and peppery overall impression of the scent. Some white grape characteristics finish the smell and linger a bit. The taste starts off with a dry white grape flavor and a touch of bitterness. The flavor sweetens up a bit in the middle when the honey and malts kick in. A certain balance is struck, but on the whole the flavor leans towards a white wine dryness. As far as the feel goes, there is no trace of the 9% ABV outside of a touch of dull bitterness in the flavor of the beer.

Overall, this is a fairly complex beer that will please the white wine lover. The grapes and spices give it a rather dry wine-like flavor profile on the whole. Not a bad beer in the end.

Photo of ktorsneyweir
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just had this on tap for the first time and it's even better than the bottled version. Midas has such complex flavors that just tickle every single taste bud. It goes down smooth and leaves a pleasant aftertaste on the tongue. If you see this on draft - GET IT

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The best way to describe this beer would be if someone were to spill their sweet wine in your beer.

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I liked it very much, is that enough?

Photo of Baloo97035
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Easy drinking, not bitter. Flavors of grape and honey, but not overpoweringly sweet. Hard pressed to find a beer with a higher ABV and lower IBU.

Photo of JFCLACK
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer, taste of raisins very crisp and dry

Photo of bleggs
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Yellow gold. Suspended particles give a medium cloudy look.
S: Honey, skunky lager.
T: Light honey, some skunk. Grape.
F: Crisp, a little acidic bite.
O: Interesting. Definitely worth a try. Pretend you're a Pharaoh.

Photo of Tilly
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

force a golden honey color, clear, not much head.
Smells of earth tones, pear, and Heather.
Tastes of white grape, honey and spice in the background.
Mouth feel is crisp.
Not a bad offering!

Photo of SierraFlight
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Honey and grape on the nose with some hints of the advertised spices. Fermented honey flavor plus butter, allspice, and raisins.

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Could have been a dud bottle, this was bought in Australia, and was rather old.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,410 ratings.