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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,050 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,050
Reviews: 1,546
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 131
Gots: 414 | 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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Photo of NickHalden
4.14/5  rDev +11%
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.

NickHalden, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of jfhrtn92
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%

jfhrtn92, 15 minutes ago
Photo of WAbeerfiend
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler in late 2013.

S: Saffron, honey, herbs. Incredibly complex.

T: Follows nose, but herbs dominate. It also had an apple juice like quality.

M: Very crisp. Lots of carbonation.

O: I love that Dogfish Head made this. I heard about it on NPR. As a history geek, I had to try it. It was an incredibly interesting experience trying this.

WAbeerfiend, Today at 02:37 AM
Photo of Franziskaner
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden colored with excellent clarity. A fingernail of white foam covers most of the top. I detect the muscat grapes and the honey in the aroma. The saffron gives it a slightly herbal edge. The flavor is initially favored by the honey and barley,but the back of the palate is initially the muscat grapes and then the saffron really heads to the forefront and it finishes with the strong herbal kick. The mouth is moderately carbonated and the honey lends dryness.

Franziskaner, Yesterday at 03:45 AM
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

KurtHershey, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Brew-Enthusiast1349
4/5  rDev +7.2%

12 ounce bottle poured into Belgian style stemmed beer glass.
A: Pours a light golden hue, with a thin white head that soon dissipates, but little bubbles of carbonation still trail up where the dimple of the stem meets the bottom of the glass.
S: Subtle smells of honey and grapes--very fruity with a mild floral notes.
T: My first thought upon tasting this was, "Wow, this tastes a lot like mead," and then I got the white muscat grapes and saffron. The honey is definitely the dominant flavor, in my opinion. That being said, it tastes very balanced. I have no idea how ancient beer is supposed to taste, but I imagine this is pretty close.
M: Very smooth and light, as the mild carbonation gives the impression that they were really going for the ancient beer feel (back then the only carbonation came from fermentation).
O: I was very intrigued by this beer, and wanted to buy it for a long time, but found myself complacent with more contemporary beer styles, and seeing as this beer is near 14 bucks for a 4 pack I found it hard to justify the purchase. However, I am glad I purchased this beer, because it really feels like a timemachine in glass. It is hard to rate this beer, because considering the template they used to make it is archaic I don't really have a viable frame of reference. I saw other reviews lamenting about how it didn't meet their expectations, and how they would rather drink an IPA, but such a comment sounds ill-founded to me. In all honesty, this beer is simply a tribute to the history of beer, and if you can't appreciate it as that, and would rather judge it with a contemporary and biased perspective, then this beer obviously isn't for you. If you want to taste the diversity Dogfishhead has to offer, and their love for the craft and its history, then this beer is definitely for you.

Brew-Enthusiast1349, Sep 15, 2014
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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 4,050 ratings.