Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev +19.3%
I am definitely on the love it end of the scale with this stuff. Beautiful clear, golden color with a small, tight white foamy head. Amazing cross between beer, mead, and white wine. Tons of fruit aroma - raisins, maybe apricot/ peach, nicely carbonated and light. To me the malt hits late. The grape taste shines, as does the honey. To me the malts are taking a supporting role here - the other flavors shine through much more on top of the malty backbone. It certainly is different with mead, beer, and wine characteristics all rolled into one. Great change of pace and unexpected. Keeper.
11-27-2012 15:06:33 | More by LeRose
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
Appearance: Hazy straw color. Frothy off-white head that started at about two fingers in height but quickly faded to a small film of head.
Aroma: Some sweet breadiness. The sweet part is possibly from the honey or a mix of that and the white grapes. No hops or alcohol. Smells alright, no off-odors but nothing special. Almost like a Pale Ale.
Taste: Sweet and bready palate. No hops and the sweetness from the grapes and honey cover up any bitterness. Wouldn't guess that this is 9% ABV. However, it does drink like a wine/cidar in a way (the grapes probably push this issue). It's an attractive and slightly unique flavor but not a must-try. Very clean taste.
Mouthfeel: Oddly wet and dry at the same time. Medium in body. Easily drinkable.
Final Thoughts: Far from being my favorite DFH offering, Midas Touch is an interesting beer that delivers on it's promise of barley, honey, and white grape flavors. Would I drink it again? Probably not.
11-25-2012 23:06:03 | More by JamesMN
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,993 ratings.