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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,319 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,319
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 148
Gots: 548 | 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:
Beer added by: purplehops on 10-31-2001

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
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The label tells you it includes honey, and the honey is what makes this so smooth. If it weren't for all the other ingredients that remind you you're drinking beer and NOT honey, you'd think you were guzzling from one of those plastic bears. The sweetness is kept in check by the saffron and other fun stuff included and I would drink this beer every day for a long time if I could.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - This beer looks like your typical golden, clear brew, with a short white head that fades quickly, leaving a ring of white. A little lacing, but not much.

S - The nose on this is unique. Floral elements are front and center. As it warms, a slight sour element comes forward. Honey and jasmine. Subtle spices of an indefinite nature.

T - Following on the nose, we have sour grape notes, honeyed sweetness. Floral notes, like candied petals. A line of grains and bread comes in near the end, the first flavor to suggest beer to me. Delicious, there is an aspect that suggests hefeweizen, with fruit and yeast elements, but we are in different territory nevertheless.

M - The only place where I think this beer is not hitting on all cylinders, there is a slightly waxy feel that rests on the top of the roof of my mouth after I swallow. There is moderate carbonation to scrub most of it away, but not all of it.

O - An interesting flavor profile, delicious, highly unusual. At 9%, this delivers the hammer, but the alcohol remains largely hidden. It reminds me of ciders and, yes, wine, in its flavor profile, but the close is all about grains and beer flavors. Not something I'd grab often, but something I might share with my wine drinking friends to illustrate the range of what a beer can be.

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,319 ratings.