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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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3,889 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 3,889
Reviews: 1,533
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 120
Gots: 326 | 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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KYBrewgrass

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- 4 Midas Touch is clear and yellow gold in color. It has a 1/2 finger eggshell head on the pour that dissipates slightly but leaves a thick ring where it contacts the glass. It turns creamier as it warms. There's active bubbly carbonation in the brew and also a very smooth, concentrated lacing. The lacing is especially attractive as it leaves thick walls of bubbles sliding down the glass throughout. I find that to make up for the color alone which is generally bland.

S- 4 Initially I'm hit with white grapes that remind me of wine, but then a spice and honey sweetness bring me back in. They combine for what reminds me of bubble gum just a bit. Nice pleasant aroma.

T- 4 The muscat grapes come through more strongly than I'd expected from its aroma, and it is slightly sour at first. I do pick up the honey again which definitely helps its balance. I don't get as much spice here, though, which really would've rounded it out for me. It tastes good regardless.

M- 4.5 Midas Touch feels fairly crisp at first sip but then turns creamy as it is goes down. Very nice feel overall. It's medium in body and has a carbonation right around average.

D- 4 A hair more of the grapes than I'd prefer has me thinking wine and not beer at moments, but there is just enough going on otherwise to keep me interested and generally enjoying this brew. It is certainly 'different' - like a lot of DFH brews - but I like it. At 9% ABV it can sneak up on you; I thought the alcohol was pretty well hidden. It is a little pricey... Nonetheless, I'll likely buy it again. It's something I could enjoy every once in awhile.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 12:32:49 | More by KYBrewgrass
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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.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,889 ratings.