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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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3,909 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,909
Reviews: 1,536
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 123
Gots: 333 | 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 mlhyatt:
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mlhyatt

Georgia

2.8/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I saw this at my local store and thought it looked good. The description made it sound like the nectar of the gods but it was a hige let down. It looked decent when poured and smelled ok. Lots of grapes and sweetness. But the taste is what killed it. It tasted like grape flavored bud light. The mouthfeel was almost like water. I was severely disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 23:14:59 | More by mlhyatt
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ironchefkook

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-30-2014 18:17:35 | More by ironchefkook
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Retroman40

Kentucky

2.81/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 10:53:24 | More by Retroman40
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Gtrevarthen


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-29-2014 23:19:31 | More by Gtrevarthen
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-29-2014 14:09:58 | More by mklisz
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Buttstallion

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-29-2014 05:20:29 | More by Buttstallion
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-29-2014 05:15:24 | More by LuckyJohn
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Buellboy


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-28-2014 22:40:28 | More by Buellboy
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condorsim

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-28-2014 18:15:17 | More by condorsim
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-28-2014 15:19:39 | More by ryanjtravis
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marcelosomohano

Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

07-28-2014 05:58:37 | More by marcelosomohano
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Das_Reh

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-28-2014 05:54:07 | More by Das_Reh
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robotiks

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-27-2014 15:03:10 | More by robotiks
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littleplus

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2014 13:52:22 | More by littleplus
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LowRG


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-27-2014 00:16:46 | More by LowRG
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Wayne17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-26-2014 19:35:59 | More by Wayne17
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NickHalden

Florida

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells of white grapes and malt with a small amount of saffron to follow. Tasting it the grape is the strongest with hints of honey and saffron. The malt does come through after a few sips. After a while I feel as I have been drinking white wine as well. The finish is crisp and has a aftertaste of grapes. I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 02:00:38 | More by NickHalden
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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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JTbrue

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-25-2014 04:53:55 | More by JTbrue
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cmorency18

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-25-2014 02:11:00 | More by cmorency18
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-24-2014 22:43:25 | More by BigRedDog
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-24-2014 13:35:25 | More by bhudish
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

07-24-2014 05:22:54 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,909 ratings.