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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,900 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,900
Reviews: 1,535
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 122
Gots: 330 | FT: 4
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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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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DFH Midas Touch, courtesy of proteus93 - thanks! My portion poured into a brandy snifter.

Appearance: A crystal clear golden body with a fast-fading half-finger white head, foamy, bubbly, which fades and leaves a few blobs of foam on the surface and a bubbly collar. Carbonation is big and fast but sparse.

Aroma: Floral, herbal notes are dominant here, with the saffron coming through fairly strongly. There are a number of fruity notes as well, though they're not easily identifiable as grapes - they're heavier, buttery almost, pear-like in places, though grape-like in others. A strong, slightly roasted, honey-like backbone is present as well.

Taste: Very interesting. Spicy, herbal floral notes are again prominent, though they taste less saffron-esque than they sell. Sweetness is heavy though definitely honey-like, and stray fruity esters make up the bulk of the remainder here. It's definitely unique and interesting, though I don't know how much of it I can take really.

Mouthfeel: Uneven and slightly erratic in its carbonation, thick, though very soft and delicate.

Drinkability: As I mentioned above in the taste, this one's plenty interesting and unique, though perhaps a little too strange to be classified as highly drinkable. Also, it is starting to get "up there" for a beer (though not for DFH, so at least you know what you're getting yourself in to). Give it a shot at least once though.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2009 05:56:01 | More by CrellMoset
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've had this one a couple times in the past. I appreciate Sam's effort toward the original with the historical offering.

This beer comes out golden with about two fingers of head. I immediately breathe in the sweetness from this one. It really comes out at you.

As I breathe in more of the aroma: I get the honey, pilsner presence, and the venous quality of the wine. The balance has never really hit the nose on this one (but that isn't the point).

The flavor has a lot of honey and the grapes. You can really taste the grape presence that stands out in this one. It really plays out like a dessert wine more than a beer.

Some people really like this beer. I appreciate it for the significance of making it. I take my hat off to Sam for being a true original.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 02:38:58 | More by ummswimmin
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bgildea

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden amber color. Little white head that faded quickly. Slight lacing.

S: Interesting smell. There is something I can't put my finger on that dominates the smell, but a slight amount of honey comes across at the middle/end.

T: I'm not a fan of the spiced beer style, so let me say that up front. The first flavor is akin to the smell I got initially. It almost tastes like wheat/barley/rice. But after a couple of tastes, I can really get the sweet honey flavor. They definitely did a great job with the honey taste. The honey really sells me on this beer.

M: Very good amount of chew to the beer. I was certainly pleasantly surprised.

D: It's drinkable. The 9% ABV might knock you down if you slug these back, but it's definitely a good sippin beer.

Overall: Overall I thought the beer was pretty good. I liked the honey taste to it, but the flavor was a little imbalanced. The beer is drinkable, but I wouldn't have too many of these in one night. I'd recommend this for someone to taste because of the honey goodness, but overall, I guess I was expecting a little more from Dogfish. All in all though, I did enjoy the beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 00:19:56 | More by bgildea
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap in the tasting room at Dogfish Head. It poured a luminous, hazy orange with a bright, thick white head. At the beginning of the nose, I noticed citrus but that quickly gave way to a white wine smell from the grapes used. I didn't find any saffron. The taste was something sweet (honey, white grapes?) meets butter. The mouthfeel was tight carbonation with a yeast strain aftertaste.

This was my first ancient ale. It would probably be a great beer for those who like champagne.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2013 19:44:43 | More by WheelsPSU
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Guden

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright golden yellow with a small and quickly fading head.

S - Bright muscat grapes with a hint of honey.

T - Very sweet, with just enough acid to keep it drinkable. It is very grape juice like with just a light mead character and nothing too noticeable from the barley (or saffron).

M - A bit thin and low in carbonation, increasing the juice character.

O/D - This is an alright beer. Interesting and tasty, yes, but not very beer like, and the grapes certainly overpower the saffron, honey, barley and hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 00:12:54 | More by Guden
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DFlynn

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a frosted pint glass. Poured smoothly to a 1/4" white head. Probably should have used a goblet in hindsight.

A - 1/4" head disappeared quickly. Orange, slightly copper color. Fine carbonation rising throughout a 10 minute delay.

S - white grapes from the start, maybe a touch of cinnamon.

T - sweet hit first, followed by a finish of warm spices and caramel

M - much more full bodied than expected from the look. Carbonation returned with the taste - somewhat fooled by the appearance.

O - good overall, probably best enjoyed post meal, or with a sweet-ish main course.

This is a very complex beer that could be perceived many different ways. I had just finished a spicy Antipasto salad, and I'm sure that influenced my comments.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 02:04:58 | More by DFlynn
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden color with 1/2" of loose bubbly head that quickly dissipates. The nose has notes of grapes and honey with faint alcohol esters. The taste is faint barley malt followed immediately by grapes and honey with just faint herbal notes from the saffron. The alcohol is noticeable; it adds phenols and warmth without overpowering. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, warm, smooth, and well carbonated.

Overall, this is a cool beer, but it comes off a little more like wine than beer. The grapes are a little heavy and between the grapes and honey there's a little too much sweetness. It's different and definitely off-centered. Worth a try if you're looking for something new or if you're a big DFH fan.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 22:09:37 | More by tdm168
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prototypic

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It's a transparent, golden color. Foamy, one finger head had pretty short retention and left a light coat of lace.

Smell: It smells mostly of spices and fruits. It's sort of a peppery aroma. Sweet honey smell comes through nicely. There's a bit of a grainy or earthy smell to it. Kind of light in the hops department.

Taste: Very sweet grape taste. Somewhat reminiscent of wine. Honey and grainy flavors are also there. Finally, it has a very spicy kick to it on the way down.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light to medium bodied. Very smooth and easy to drink. This is especially true considering the 9% abv. Alcohol is masked very, very well. Overall, it's a pretty good beer. I wouldn't frequently stock it in the fridge, but it's certainly worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 02:35:10 | More by prototypic
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irishtjb11

Maine

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

saw something on the history channel on beer about this, two years ago or so, and havent been able to forget about it. finally picked one up. real unique beer. looks, seems like a lager or pilsner. golden color with a nice white head that does stick around, but doesnt really do much on the glass. the smell is a nice honey and fruit ester tones. same with smell, let this beer warm up. i had one cold and it literally had nothing going on. i let it sit for a bit on the second, warm up, and the results were much, much better. tastes is very unique, lots of fruit again, grapes or raisins. lots of light flavors, similar to a lager. sweets like honeys, as well. unique, different, fun beer. definitely not one id expect to see on tap or on menus, not really one to have too much of.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 22:31:18 | More by irishtjb11
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TheStig

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: On tap from my local Dogfish Head Alehouse and served in a snifter. I couldn't accurately gauge how long it took for the bubbles to calm down or the head to level off since i wasn't actually able to watch them pour it, but there was still a finger of creamy almost-white head. Color was a rich golden copper.

S: I almost thought I had a glass of wine in front of me, thanks to the prominent hearty grape aromas. I can't say exactly what sort of grape, but it's comparable to some fine Shiraz I've had in the past.

T: Sweet and multilayered, this is not a beer for chugging or something to down in a few gulps. Take a small sip and let it play over your tongue so you can try and pick out what flavors present themselves. This isn't terribly bitter, but its alcohol content does feature prominently.

M: Clean and light, with no off-putting after-textures.

D: Midas touch occupies a space that straddles beer, mead and wine, and this is a great alternative beverage if you're accustomed to drinking those three and want a change. Not something I'd drink on a regular basis, but it's mighty tasty. An excellent choice for your next viking funeral or D&D match!

Serving type: on-tap
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

09-03-2010 14:44:55 | More by TheStig
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an impressively clear golden color with a big ol white head. Smokey tobacco smell is present with some floral undertones. Floral presence is nice underneath the tobacco, it's almost like a menthol cigarette of sorts. Nice in an odd way though, not something i look forward to smelling (if that makes any sense)

Interesting brew in that it actual has some herb presence on the tongue. Weaker in body than I expected but not light at all and luckily not watery or thin at any parts either. Everything is very well held together (which i doubt is something ancient civilizations were able to pull off)

Flavors are sweet, subdued, and exotic. It's pretty nice. Not minding this beer at all. Totally different than anything I've ever had before. Some grape flavors are present which take away from the beer a little bit but it's tolerable.

The sweetness is cloying but in a very small way. Don't know if I'd wanna drink the whole 4 pack, but I could def be down with at least 2 of these for a nice night at a sushi restaurant.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

12-19-2011 05:29:30 | More by jtierney89
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am drinking a room temperature 12 oz bottle poured into a Three Philosophers goblet,

Appearance: The ale pours a nice clean goldenrod color. It almost reminds me of a mead (which I guess it is a close cousin to). There are no particles, but nor is there a head or any remnant of one.

Smell: The aroma is unique. I smell honey and raisins primarily, even some green grapes. This smell is not one that you'll find in any other beer.

Taste: The ale is lightly carbonated, giving it a soft taste. Within the taste itself, the crispness of green grapes are apparent, along with the slightly sweet hint of honey.

Mouthfeel: The complex flavors in the ale give it a pleasant mouthfeel. It could use a bit more carbonation though.

Drinkability: The drinkability is limited by a 9% abv price tag. But the backstory on this ale (check out dogfish.com) makes it worth a try.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

02-10-2006 03:23:28 | More by akorsak
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

P- Grape and Gourmet in Va Beach!

A- clear dark gold in appearance. Little head and no lace left behind. Nothing special!

S- barley and hops. The malt is strong as well. I also detect a strong grape odor. Honey is there but not prominent.

T- very spicy in the floral/herbal department. Flavor of alcohol comes out moer in the taste. I also taste slight honey and grape. A very strong potent alcohol and grape mix.

M- alcohol and potent. slightly dry and not as refreshing as one would think.

D- i couldnt get past the strong alcohol flavor and on the way down it burned. If it was warm it would be good. a definite sipper but good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

08-14-2008 23:14:30 | More by Dodo2step
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a medium sized head that comes to rest above the clear light orange colored brew. Not to much lacing is left behind after sipping.

Smells of sweet fruits ( the white grapes are a welcomed touch), some spices and honey. My nose is happy but not to the point of dancing with joy.

The taste is definitely unique and different. Notes of honey, sweet pale malt, fruits ( the white grapes come through nicely again) and alcohol. Glade to have tried this beer and the other three will not go to waste.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

10-14-2007 06:25:47 | More by irishkyle21
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear golden color with a white had that fades. Looks like an imperial pilsner or a tripel.

Smell is unusual and intoxicating. Smells of sweet malt and honey inds of fruity and spicy aromas woven in. I can't say I've ever quite smelled a brew like this one.

Taste of sweet malt and honey smacks upfront followed by a burst of fruit and spices. Finishes as it started, sweet and malty. Perhaps a little too sweet.

Body is rich and full.

I could definitely enjoy several of these, with something on the dry side in between. The sweetness makes it prohibitive to drink more than one in a row.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

11-27-2005 02:18:22 | More by MaltyGoodness
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BAbaracus

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wow, this beer really has DFH's fingerprints all over it. Oh shit. It actually does.

So how 'bout them grape peels? That would be the dominant aroma I'm getting followed closely by the honey. There's also something slightly musty that I can't place... somewhat akin to the moldy vapors emitted by the likes of a Millers Lite or Rolling Rock. Come to think of it, it kinda pours that way also.

Oh well, if I had my druthers I'd give the entire score based on Taste. For my money, I don't care if it looks like a gallon of sewage dipped out of the Erie Canal and smells like a French whore's toilettries, so long as it tastes like a million bucks...

...and it doesn't. Shoot. A watery disposition on the tongue but those grapes really come through. Not in any kind of fantabulous pawn the house and mortgage the kids sort of way, but it has the potential to grow on you. I don't cook so I have no idea what saffron is all about, but I'll assume it's that semi-exotic spice acting like a bridge between the fruit of the vine and my precious honeyed barley.

Ultimately, tastes like a session beer but that's what Mike Tyson said about Buster Douglas.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

04-01-2007 00:45:39 | More by BAbaracus
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bunnyhustle

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As many have said, this is an interesting beer. Pours clear and golden, not much head really. Smell at first was bland and somewhat "macro-ish," almost like a warm bud light. Then, upon closer inspection, there is a strong sweetness to it along with some spice. I cant say I necessarily smelt honey, but it was sweet. Taste is pretty good. A strong malt backbone, very sweet, along with some grape and more sweetness. It was almost like a white grape juice with some added suger. It wasnt bad though. Mouthfeel was light, at first sip it was very crisp but as it warmed, it thickened some. Overall not a bad beer. Well worth a try and very good for a style I'm not all that fond of. And the high ABV is not detectable at all IMO.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

03-01-2009 02:17:40 | More by bunnyhustle
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weller1js

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: pours a slightly-hazy honey-amber, moderately carbonated, with very little white foam which dissolves almost entirely.

smell: evenly balanced between malty and sweet, fruity with notable undertones of the saffron they put into it.

taste: begins malty, with a frutiness that has elements of honey and both light and dark fruit, hops are bitter and crisp, which combined with the light use of spice leaves a sweeter-than-bitter lingering in the finish.

overall: very unique style, its nectar-like qualities make it complex and pleasant to drink, abv is good yet not overpowering either.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

07-24-2011 00:54:21 | More by weller1js
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phiberoptik

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. champagne bubble head rose right to the brim.

Smells of sweet caramel, grapes, malts, and alcohol.

Tastes strongly of green grapes. I frankly dont know what muscat grapes are but this beer reminds me of the vine grapes my neighbor grew in his back yard when I was a kid. Not your typical store bought grapes. I get a bit of the alcohol down the throat in the finish. I get some grain as well.

Mouthfeel is much like a lager but with a bit more tingle from the alcohol. Pretty light and crisp.

Seems pretty drinkable. Nothing really there to prevent it other than the 9% ABV.

All around a good beer. Its not on my short list of must haves but enjoyable no less.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

02-22-2011 02:55:46 | More by phiberoptik
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Been waiting to try this but didn't wanna splurge on the 4 pack. Set eff it today and just did it.

A: Pours a very clear, light orange amber color with very minimal head that gives way to a thin lace that doesn't cover completely. Constant fizzyness and bubbling from the carbonation the whole time.

S: Grapes are very distinct as is the saffron. Interesting getting this thru a beer and not a meal but its enjoyable and intriguing at the same time.

T: Wow, very unique to say the least. Grapes and some honey flavor but its not very sweet at all. Some malt tones coming thru as well but it all seems to be overpowered by the saffron and the dry feeling from the high ABV really adds to it.

M: Average carbonation and the high ABV lead to a dry feeling that really seems to work with the overall flavor set of this brew.

O: Overall I wasn't a very big fan but I appeciate the uniqueness here and how everything seems to come together despite the lack of enjoyable flavors.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

04-28-2012 02:43:05 | More by ChrisPratz
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mountsnow1010

Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gaithersburg alehouse.

A - White wine with a thin head. Very odd looking. Not what I expected.
S - Very sweet grape soda, with a touch of honey.
T - Sweetish grapey white wine flavor. White wine without the subsequent dryness. Honey, and perhaps a slight herbal taste from the saffron but that could be my mind filling it in.
MF - Somewhat syrupy, light carbonation.
D - Could have a few but probably would switch.

Absolutely must try this at least once. Very interesting - however, I struggle to call this a beer. It seems more like a low alcohol wine.
Also, I'd probably up the saffron as I cannot really detect it.

Very interesting, but I would never choose to drink a six pack of this or anything like that.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

01-17-2011 01:48:40 | More by mountsnow1010
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andrewt960

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Midas Touch - DogFish Brewery.
This beer was different that what i normally drink. A different kind of spiced up brew. This poured a nice light gold color with a decent head that faded to a very thin white head quickly. This smelled of honey, very sweet aromatics, but was nicely complimented by the buttery malty grain. A small amount of alcohol was detected, but certainly not overpowering. Tasted nice, first sip was mostly honey. Then the following sips were nice and you could taste the malt, and something on the back of the tongue. Not really saffron... at least was I could pick out.... maybe grapes?? It reminded me of some of the mead I once drank in Ireland. Overall, the mouth feel and drinkability of this beer aren't too bad. I think it is a perfect dessert beer, while sitting and talking with friends.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

03-11-2008 00:06:17 | More by andrewt960
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Strix

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden, leaves slight lacing.

Smell is intriguing, honey and melon, a twinge of alcohol.

Taste doesn't deliver for me though. Honey is present, along with a mild champagne flavor, and alcohol. An adjunct lager taste is present as well.

Mouthfeel solid, slick and a little bubbly at the end of the sip.

An interesting experiment, probably worth a try, but this wasn't that exciting for me. Not completely unlike Keystone Ice, which is much cheaper.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

08-04-2008 21:40:46 | More by Strix
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QuestionableScum

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear golden yellow with one and a half finger soapy head that dissipates quite quickly.

In terms of smell I get honey, tons of white grape, apple, and a bit of pear, along with some alcohol. Smell is quite good although the fruit notes definitely predominate, almost smells like a white wine.

The taste is a fair bit different from the smell. I get far more honey in the taste with some white grape and green apple, and certain cidery quality to the beer. Also I get distinctive floral bitterness which seems to be a combination of the alcohol and the saffron. I quite enjoyed the taste, although it is quite sweet. The taste moves from honey sweetness, to dry cidery apple and white grape to a floral bitterness at the end.

This beer is quite dry, although a bit sticky. The mouthfeel is pretty good, but there is hardly any carbonation, so some may feel that it is flat, but given what this beer it was still pretty good.

Drinkability is where this beer loses some points. Very enjoyable in small quantities, but the honey sweetness is a little much and means that one bottle of this can be a little bit difficult to finish. If one split a bottle between two or three this would work well as a dessert drink or possibly as an apperitif.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

10-31-2010 18:58:10 | More by QuestionableScum
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mcallister

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A lovely golden color almost like a mead. Very little head no traces on lacing. Rich full nose of fig, honey, pear, apple, alcohol, and candied peach.

Big honey suckle component, hints of mellon, apple, some residual sugar, bosc pear, and fig, with some mellon undertones. Complex in nature but not necessarily in mouthfeel. Seems like it's missing some backbone. Still a very good beer.

Drinkability could be a factor because of the somewhat obscure finish. Leaves a gritty, dirty tannic taste in the mouth that is not so pleasant.

Serving type: bottle
@ Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach

04-16-2006 18:37:03 | More by mcallister
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,900 ratings.