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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,272 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,272
Reviews: 1,557
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 145
Gots: 504 | 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: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

One is brought back to around 700 BC when King Midas apparently walked this earth, if the mythology is to be believed. Phrygian by birth and ruler of its capital city Pessinus, King Midas was said to be able to turn things into gold by a mere touch of the hand.

A - Finger-thick white head forms upon semi-aggressive pour. The carbonic activity is high and the hue is Deep Gold (SRM 6). The liquid is clear and despite high carbonic activity, the head fizzles out in an almost hard cider consistency; think Martinelli's Sparking Apple Cider® even. Lacing forms on the side of the glass and the sudsy head is easily roused in the snifter after swirling.

S - An interesting array of spices, herbs and vegetable (SHV) mix with spice and a sweet malty undertone. A slight boozy note comes through and is possibly part of the malty sweetness I smelled upon waft. Sweetness comes from the honey and booze and the muscat grapes mingle elegantly into the fold. The saffron seems to mix with the bouquet of spices and herbs, nothing being out of balance.

T/M - Wow, like nothing I've ever tasted before! The carbonation tickles the tongue as the honey coats the palate with sweet syrup. The saffron comes through at the end with a kiss of bitterness. One can taste the alcohol, though at 9%, this isn't surprising and in no way becomes unwelcome. With that said, this is such a amazingly balanced beer that one shouldn't think whiskey or any other aggressive boozy aspect when reading this! Those white muscat grapes fit somewhere into the flavor profile, though truly balanced this beer is! It seems to linger a little even, those grapes that is. The body strikes me as on the lighter side, though some might consider this be of medium body with the honey. The finish is on the dry side, much akin to a white wine. The body is wet and medium and then thins out to a light dry finish.

D/C - This beer is quite refreshing and is no wonder this style of beer was some of the earliest forms of brewed beer in the world. Since hops were not used in beer until sometime around 1000 AD, I doubt that Dogfish Head would use them in brewing this ancient brew. Therefore, the bitterness that is very mildly felt is probably from some spice. I can imagine a worker belaboring long hours in a field of barley and over a hot kiln to bake break, only to be comforted and revitalized by that Midas Touch! This beer could definitely be drank with frequency and even at 9%, quickly be finished with the 4-pack.


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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from an ice cold bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow with lots of carbonation bubbles. I gave it an aggressive pour and got no head. Bad beer bad, just joking.

Smell: Fresh, with citrus notes.

Taste; Again fresh with a hops bite and slightly bitter, very crisp and refreshing.

Mouth feel: Not thick, very light and refreshing, serve cold. Has a bit from the carbonation.

Overall: I love Dog fish Head and this brew is from the ancient Ale series my first one and i am very excited to try them all. i would recommend this brew and Dog fish head brewery, and since they were just on a recent Brew Dogs episode I am sure they are going to gain a lot more popularity. well done my friends.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 4,272 ratings.