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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,381 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,381
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 155
Gots: 629 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 4,381 | Reviews: 1,590
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4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBrewPhD
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ahalset
4.88/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure where I go these, but have a 4 pack, presumably picked up locally but possibly a gift from a traveling friend or family? Enjoyed for an ancient ales chalice.

a - brew pours a murky, unfiltered with lots o floaties, yellow orange. A thin head was gone quick leaving some oily patches of bubbles on the surface.

s - nose is grainy, fairly pilsner like. Malt, barley, little honey and a hint of white wine.

t/m/o - the first thing that jumps out at me is the feel, fairly full bodied...but smooth. Finish is kind of macro grainy and a bit off putting. The flavor is similar, very grainy and malty. The white wine grape is the only real redeeming quality of the beer, kind of like a imperial adjunct lager...with some white wine and honey hints. Not bad but not great either, but good enough. While I find the concept of ancient ales to be an interesting science experiment, my overall feeling is that if these beer recipes didn't survive time, there might be a reason. Definitely one for the tickers and potential crossover beer for the macro fans.

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4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BRob1023
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YayyyBeer
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I appreciate it for what it is but wouldn't choose it over others. Strong grape taste.

Photo of JeffSK
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yeah, that's right.. It's a perfect beer.

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4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of okcommuter
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not what I expected. I wanted to like this beer, but something just seemed off about it. I may have to give it another try at a later date, just to be fair.

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3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HumanParaquat
2.76/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very sweet, floral and boozy with a sticky, syrupy mouthfeel. More like a mead than a beer. Worth trying, but once was enough for me.

Photo of RyanJohnCrain
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Unique beer with lots of different flavors, Sweet from the honey but interesting hops add to a very drinkable beer.

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kynap55
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,381 ratings.