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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,911 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,911
Reviews: 1,536
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 123
Gots: 334 | 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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Reviews by MikeB20:
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MikeB20

Delaware

3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

P: 12oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: Pours a golden honey color with very little head that quickly dissipates.

S: Very sweet and flowery with a clear aroma of alcohol. A little bit of grape and honey as well. No malt to speak of. Alcohol will begin dominate as it warms in the glass.

T: Sweet and those muscat grapes come through on the first taste. A very slight bitterness at the end but this is definitely a sweet brew. A bit champagne like but with a lot more going on.

M: My first impression was thin but it does seem to coat your mouth a little. Carbonation is comprised of a lot of tiny bubbles.

D: I'm not sure I'd have more than one of these with some food. It's quite sweet and that doesn't really appeal to me as something I'd session. It's a fun beer for sure, perhaps a good one to bring to dinner for something different than wine. I enjoy something completely different from time to time and I think this beer would work.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 20:34:12 | More by MikeB20
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Considering the price I paid I was hoping for a beverage with "The Midas Touch". Instead I got something that was mediocre at best. Pours out a hazy yellow with a minimal head and very little retention. The smell actually reminded me of adjuncts, not malt or hops. The taste was even on the "hot" side, particularly after the beer warmed a bit and the mouth feel average at best with poor carbonation. Overall it was OK, but just marginally. I am sorry I bought a 4 pack and will be going back to 90 Minute IPA if I want something from DFH. This is not a beer that is worth 3+ bucks a bottle at retail.

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

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,911 ratings.