Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,287 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,287
Reviews: 1,559
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 146
Gots: 520 | FT: 3
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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4.28/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Gajo74
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beige/light golden and translucent color. A thin head quickly dissapates into a thin lace that retains well that is frothy and bubbles after each sip.
Aroma is fruity and grape like. Also, honey and spices.
Taste is pretty much connected with the aroma. Mostly fruity/grapey sweet with a slightly dry and wine like finish. Instead of hops, the sweetness is tempered by the spice.
Feel is wine like, with a moderate to low carbonation that really stings the tongue when first served.
Overall, I like this beer in that like many of DFH's other products, it is unique and challenges conventional beer. As others have commented, I wouldn't drink it everyday, but would certainly buy again and have on occasion. Would be great with a meal.

Photo of Seanem44
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of rooskey379
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

I am more of a stout/porter guy so I'll get straight to the point. You will like this, most everyone you offer it to will like this. It's a bit pricey which is preventing me from giving it any higher. But a great beer all around. Heard others bring comparisons to Bell's Venus, this IMO trumps it easily.

Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a New Belgium globe

A: Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a creamy egg shell white head that fades but laces fairly well.

S: Grape comes through first, a bit like a white wine, a light spice note, maybe a touch of funk, some honey, and a bit of malt sweetness.

T: Lightly tart up front with some of the grape coming through, followed a little spice that really comes out as it warms, some malt sweetness, then a big hit of honey. Hides it's alcohol well, maybe a faint note on the finish.

M: Medium body, quite smooth, with lighter carbonation.

O: Very cool brew, glad I got to try it, though not something I'd buy on a regular basis.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,287 ratings.