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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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3,891 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,891
Reviews: 1,533
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 121
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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techfed87

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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a sniffer glass from a 12 ounce bottle.

Pours a moderate-sized head. Color is a dark yellow/bronze.

Smells starkly bitter, almost to the tune of some very dry wines.

Taste is almost like that of mead, with a definite honey presence. It's taste is strong and very unique. I haven't had a beer quite like it. As it warms, the complexities become more apparent, which add to the flavor immensely. You have to give it to the sheer flavor of this beer, it's very in your face, which is amazing if you like its style. However, I fear it may be too much for those who are on the fence about trying it for the first time.

My advise: if you're into the extreme, this is definitely a beer for you. If you're skiddish, I may suggest some easier brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 03:09:34 | More by techfed87
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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,891 ratings.