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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,288 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,288
Reviews: 1,560
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 146
Gots: 520 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

NOTE: I have a cold. Just throwing that out there.

Served on-tap at Terry's Terrace at a pretty pricey $8.50 a pint.

Appearance: Not much to it -- a pretty light color with basically no head -- lacing is almost completely non-existent, though it's what I expected. Meh.

Smell: I don't usually get much on aroma in most beers (especially out of a shaker pint), so it's hard for me to give specifics, but I really just got a lot of herbal grapes without much else.

Taste/feel: Quite a bit like the smell ... but it's not as nice on the taste buds. Truthfully, an odd beer. Like I said, I DO have a minor cold, but I can still taste mostly fine. It just tastes like grape juice with herbs for the most part. That's just not my bag. I don't get much malt tastes specifically, just a lot of the fruitiness and sweetness. It's drinkable for sure, and the alcohol is COMPLETELY unnoticeable, but I don't think I'd try it again. The feel is solid with a nice carbonation, but it's never harsh, so the beer goes down easily.

Midas Touch is a beer I've been interested in trying, so I'm glad to have had it, but it's just too much for me.. I find that it almost drinks like a high ABV wine cooler. Drinkable, yes, worth the price, hell no. Of course, that's just one guy's opinion. If you're a wine drinker, you'd enjoy this one quite a bit. If you're in the mood for a BEER, then order something else.

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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.

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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.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,288 ratings.