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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,350 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,350
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 154
Gots: 598 | 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:
Beer added by: purplehops on 10-31-2001

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
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgallina
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce brown bottle dated 01/02/2007.

Pours clear golden yellow with medium carbonation and no head or lace. Mostly sweet aroma. Sugary grain & honey are balanced with sour grape and herbal notes. Flavor is dominated by strong honey tones at the beginning and end, with bitter grape and leafy saffron notes in the center. Body is syrupy, medium-thick, with moderate carbonation. Not as bad as the Raison d'Etra, but not a winner either. Dogfish Head should stick to barley & hops; stop the fermented grape experiments.

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4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

From notes on 12/10/13

Pours an interesting pink color. No head. Carbonated more like a white wine. Interesting smell. Is much more reminiscent of a wine than beer. Little bit musty. Well, it doesn't really taste like wine. Very fruity, along with the sweetness of honey. Tastes more like a beer than wine. The mouth feel though, is again like wine. Most interesting "beer" I've had in a long time. Although I don’t think this is actually classified as a beer. Definitely never had anything like it before.

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2.03/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz.bottle. Color is a medium yellow-gold, slight carbonation, and some head on pouring but quickly dissipated to nothing, which leads me to believe that what I saw was just aeration from a vigorous pour. This looks not unlike white wine.

Smell - Bready malt. Competing with the malt was an apple juice odor and diacteyl. Some strong alcohol, also.

Taste - bready malt, that quickly gives way to apple juice and diacetyl. And an almost overpowering astringent alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel - thin, fluid, no carbonation.

Drinkability - goes down like cheap white wine, that is, it's too sweet and the alcohol taste is too strong. I was interested in this as an interserting experiment, but having had it, I would not ever get this again.

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: 05/02/11

A- Pours a beautiful golden honey yellow into an oversized wine goblet. Nice carbonation, a bit of sticky lacing drips down the glass.

S- Sweet white grape juice, honey, spices that I can't quite put my finger on, but they add a really unusual and pleasantly fresh note to this brew. Nice yeast notes add a subtle breadiness as well. Has some familiar qualitys that I would attribute to a wheat beer!

T- Tremendous honey, sweet white grape juice flavors! Not overly sweet, but it's certainly upfront. A little musty, spicy and sweet. A very nice yeast depth with a touch of banana, clove, and saffron. Gets a little deeper as it warms up. The sweetness really hides the 9% well.

M- Coats the tongue in honey/grape sweetness. The carbonation fades fairly quickly and becomes more of a nectar than a beer. The sweetness never covers up the nice spice that leaves you wondering, and taking another sip!

O- I'd heard great things about this beer, and can picture it taking the place of Reisling or other sweet wines on my dinner table. It's gonna ROCK with spicy Thai food!!! I've gotta grab some of this for my Reisling Loving Mom!!! She's gonna flip for this!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of sacrelicio
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an oddball!

Golden orange color. Almost no head, a little lacing.

Smells honeyed, fruity, grapey, yeasty, sweet.

Tastes honeyed, tropical fruity, mandarin oranges, grapey, like a white wine. Delicious. Tastes like a golden belgian ale also.

Mouthfeel is good, certainly drinkable.

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4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber coloured ale with almost nonexistent head and very scant, very fine lacings. Initially large bubbles raced to explode at the top of the glass, but settled down to a finely carbonated brew.

Bready and toasty malts, sweet, floral honey, and floral saffron spice.

Reminded me alot of the one and only braggot ive had, only much more refined. Honeyed barley, mild tang from the muscat grapes, and a finishing touch of the floral saffron spice, with a touch of warming alcohol.

Rich and almost syrupy mouthfeel from the honey, yet avoids being cloying. Interesting balance, honey sweetness balanced by bready malts, grape acidity (although mild), and floral and grassy saffron spice.

I found this to be a kingly drink indeed. Would love to drink this all night long in a great hall lit by torches and candlelight in a big tin mug. Them rich bastards had it good in the old days... Ill be drinking this one again!

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3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear golden, with one finger foamy white head which dissipated quickly.

S: Sweet and winy with a bit of alcohol.

T: Huge wave of white grapes initially, almost tasted like fresh grape juice had been mixed directly into the beer before tasting. Sweet malts, spices (presumably saffron), and just a touch of bitterness.

M: Medium body; slightly sticky mouthfeel, with medium carbonation.

D: Alcohol was quite noticeable (not surprised that it's 9% ABV) and the overwhelming grape taste hamper this one's drinkability a bit.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from tap a great golden hue with a firm cap which disapates rather quickly.

S: Sweet from the malts and a touch of honey with a hint of something rare and indiscribable.

T: Hits the tongue with a sweet and silky touch.

M: Medium bodied and great carb level.

O: Would definitly drink this one again Sadly have had this in a bottle before and was not as good.

Thanks Sam.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,350 ratings.