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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,150 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,150
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 137
Gots: 458 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So i spy just one single bottle of this remaining within the last 4-pack holder on shelf at the market, and although i recall not liking this at all the one time i tried this several years ago, i figure let me do this once more. Pours a bright golden with a finger-thin saliva-white head. Looks unusually light for what's to be a 9% abv. ale. Lots of small bubbles in here.
Smells faintly wheat- lemon like aroma, herb-like, some honey detectable. Light smells either way. Nothing big.
Heres the taste i recall disliking. Maybe a bit better now that i have broader experience in tasting various styles. I do have in mind the fact that DFH used an ancient recipe in this creation. This just goes down rough for me. Feels ok, but that back-taste is like an earth-heavy yet metallically herbal funk to me.
Overall, while I probably wont grab this again, i couldnt imagine any other brewery putting this together as such.

TBoneJones, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've had this one a couple times in the past. I appreciate Sam's effort toward the original with the historical offering.

This beer comes out golden with about two fingers of head. I immediately breathe in the sweetness from this one. It really comes out at you.

As I breathe in more of the aroma: I get the honey, pilsner presence, and the venous quality of the wine. The balance has never really hit the nose on this one (but that isn't the point).

The flavor has a lot of honey and the grapes. You can really taste the grape presence that stands out in this one. It really plays out like a dessert wine more than a beer.

Some people really like this beer. I appreciate it for the significance of making it. I take my hat off to Sam for being a true original.

ummswimmin, Jan 29, 2013
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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 4,150 ratings.