Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured From 12oz bottle to reg pint glass
A - golden color w little white head
S - very unique funky pleasant smell. Can't pinpoint it almost like a white wine
T - tastes sweet and boozy but quite nice again kinda like wine
M - very smooth nice carb
O- very trcky interesting beer. I'd have it again. Sure it's a beer? Or is it hooch or vino? Hmmm
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2012 03:29:22 | More by slim2043
3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Midas Touch by Dogfish Head pours a golden amber body with very little head. A moderate amount of small, delicate bubbles fill the brew's body as they slowly make their way towards the surface.
The nose is nice, but is nothing to write home about. Sweet malt, fermented grapes, and alcohol are up front. Lurking in the background are hints of aromas that are familiar yet unidentifiable.
The taste departs from the nose. Alcohol and sweet malt are up front, and clover honey immediately follows them. The fermented white grapes cause the beer's aftertaste to offer an interesting mix of chardonnay and toasted grains. Do I like this marriage of sweet honey, sweet toasted grains, and sweet white grapes? I'm not sure. Perhaps a lighter malt (e.g., that of a light German Pilsener), would be slightly less sweet and less assertive, thereby allowing the beer's unique flavors to come to the fore. The bottle tells me that saffron is used in the brewing process, but I don't taste any. Has its sweet, grassy flavor been masked by the sweetness of the other ingredients? Or am I failing to appreciate its contribution to the beer's flavor? Am I perceiving its typical hay-like, grassy flavor at the very end of the beer's chardonnay-dominated hang? Or am I imagining things?
The feel of the beer on the tongue is very nice. Slightly gassy and sharp, it complements the wine flavors nicely.
The uniqueness of Dogfish Head's Midas Touch makes it a very difficult beer to review. Because there are so few spiced beers like it, and because its ingredients are so interesting, I am compelled to recommend it to anyone who is curious to try it. Perhaps with more saffron and a different malt profile I'd enjoy it more. This is a quality beer brewed with love, finesse, and ingenuity. But it is also a beer that I won't be drinking again.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2012 22:53:41 | More by GMB
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,905 ratings.