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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,894 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,894
Reviews: 1,534
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 121
Gots: 328 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: purplehops on 10-31-2001)
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EvilKeith

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Midas Touch poured into the glass crystal clear and pale amber in color. The head was a short-lived off-white foam that fell to a wispy cap and collar. The lace had a habit of slowly sliding back down to the liquid.
The smell was more of nectar than of a beer. Most noticeable was the lightly floral honey. Mixed in were sweet malt, a bit of grassiness and grain husk coming across as nutty.
The taste was patently sweet. Honey in the forefront with the grain husk nuttiness and light grassiness from the hops. The hop bitterness was at a minimum, but this still finished lightly dry. The 9% ABV was very well disguised.
The body was medium and the carbonation was a bit underdone. The mouthfeel was wine-like, almost like champagne that has lost its fizz.
This was interesting and the taste was actually not bad. This is not something I could see myself drinking occasionally, but not in any real quanity.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 00:36:08 | More by EvilKeith
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from an ice cold bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow with lots of carbonation bubbles. I gave it an aggressive pour and got no head. Bad beer bad, just joking.

Smell: Fresh, with citrus notes.

Taste; Again fresh with a hops bite and slightly bitter, very crisp and refreshing.

Mouth feel: Not thick, very light and refreshing, serve cold. Has a bit from the carbonation.

Overall: I love Dog fish Head and this brew is from the ancient Ale series my first one and i am very excited to try them all. i would recommend this brew and Dog fish head brewery, and since they were just on a recent Brew Dogs episode I am sure they are going to gain a lot more popularity. well done my friends.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 21:07:18 | More by bleedsblu
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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A: Light yellow-gold, no carbonation, only a ring of head. If I didn't know better I'd say it was a late-harvest white wine.

S: Honey, white grapes, a background of sweet barley. Far from a typical beer, but nice.

T: Grapes, honey, a little bit of a yeasty-chalky. It's good, decent finish.

M: Full bodied, a tad syrupy, but had a soft touch on the tongue still.

O: Unique, and a nice beer. Bonus points for the cool history which can't be quantified in the scores here. Lacking in a few areas, but I wouldn't mind another.

Serving type: bottle

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,894 ratings.