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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,209 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 4,209
Reviews: 1,551
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 139
Gots: 478 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

irish01980, Mar 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Koralin, Mar 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

anjah, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

soulmanifesting, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

cosmonick, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.36/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle I acquired for $4.25 in Machias, Maine - three hours from where I live, in NB, Canada. Yes, gotta drive that far to get new beer. Another $4.25 or so for duty, so about $8.50 for one 12oz beer. Better be good!

This beer really is like a cross between wine, beer and mead (which I assume tastes a lot like honey. Pours a golden colour (hence the name) with a nice film of white head that sticks around a while. Sweet smell of flowers (assume saffron), really pleasing. A lot of honey on the palate, some grape juice, a bit of booze on the finish, but the 9% is hidden very well. Smooth.

Really impressed with the beer. I've had some bad experiences with Dogfish Head in the past, but this one really surprised me.

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jmccullough108, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

cciquera01, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Colossus, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

HazardousBrewer, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

slay, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ryandotfox, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jamison85, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

bpasquini, Mar 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.4%

BGsWo22, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

bendukes86, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

rob99er, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden pour with a light white foam head. Tiny chmpagne bubbles of carbonation float to the top. Lacing is in tiny rings.

S - Smells of white grapes, and some earthy spices. This really smells like a wine\beer hybrid. Not sure if I really like it, but it is certianly different. Some belgian yeast strain is noted.

T - Very cloyingly sweet. Sweet fermented grapes and a bit of fruit tartness finishes with a spicy bite at the end. Some honey flavor is felt ont he tongue. Overall this is coming off as a dessert wine.

M - While this is well balanced and smooth for the ABV, the sweetness makes this a beer I'd have at cocktail hour and then move on. Not something you would have a few of.

O - This is the last of the "ancient ales" of DFH that I've tried and it is somewhere in the middle. Worth trying but not the best of the bunch.

socon67, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +34%

Duke61, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rwilling, Mar 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

CGMLS3, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JDizzle, Mar 19, 2013
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 4,209 ratings.