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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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84
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3,917 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,917
Reviews: 1,536
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 123
Gots: 336 | 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 goatgoat:
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goatgoat

Arizona

3.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A beautiful clear rich gold. But the head is a fleeting and unappetizing fizzy white finger that rises and falls like soda leaving no lace. Prominent trails of tiny bubbles show high carbonation.
Aroma is very sweet. Grapes, but not necessarily real grapes, but the thick sugar grape of flavored medicine. Heavy spice and a slap of alcohol.
Taste is difficult to pin down. The grape is in there, as a backbone. Some strange spiciness. The finish is light grape, malt sweetness, alcohol heat and astringency. The finish is the only place where "beer" struggles and finally comes.
Very light body with lots of fizzy, soda pop carbonation that accentuates the alcohol.

What a bizarro brew. Off-centered to the hilt and very confusing. I'm confused...

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 23:33:47 | More by goatgoat
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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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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,917 ratings.