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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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4,125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,125
Reviews: 1,548
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 134
Gots: 445 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

seanfbell, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Bucciamarcia
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Light and crisp, head is white and disappears in seconds.

S: bitter, can't smell a lot.

T: very bitter, alcohol kicks in quickly, light honey notes. Not very complex. As the beer warms up the grapes and spices get more intense.

M: heavier than expected, very carbonated.

O: the 9% ABV kicks your taste buds hard and the bitter taste does the rest. It is not a bad beer if this is what you are looking for, but I've tasted better. Drink it only slightly below room temperature to enhance the flavor and spices.

Bucciamarcia, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ShutOutTheSky, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of GossageBrewery
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured this spiced beer into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. This ale poured a hazy golden orange color, produced a very thin white head, poor retention and left no lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of grapes and honey- Im detecting something floral which i can only imagine would be the saffron. Can't say I have ever smelled saffron to know for sure. Medium to full bodied, this ale boasts a 9% ABV, A nice base of a buttery biscuit is a segway to the flavor of honey, grapes and spicy saffron. This brew has many wine like characteristics and is also somewhat tart and warming at the finish. Overall, this is a awesome concept beer- Creative and fun- Great for a session or dinner with family and friends. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Jan 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

OregonGrown7, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BWH999, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

uturn, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

dc4three, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Chadhowie
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had to try Midas simply because of the 2700 year implications and mystery. Dog Fish Head did a great job making this a very drinkable beer while certainly leaving you with a taste of Chardonnay in your mouth. I would recommend this beer on the sheer history of the recipe alone.

Chadhowie, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

brewsclues, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

shigg85, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Loveyourbeer, Jan 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

cyrushire, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Schiftrek, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

twillingthenoz, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An ale made with honey, saffron, and muscat grapes? I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Dogfish Head is all about the quality so I had to try it. Malty at first, with a nice honey and grape aftertaste. The 9% ABV is well hidden by the complex flavors. Last Christmas I treated myself to a bottle of Samuel Adams Infinium, and this blows it away at a fraction of the price. Not for everybody, but the best marriage of wine and beer I've found.

TheMarkE, Jan 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

AlexFields, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Danny1217, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

sriq, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

archero, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

greyghost86, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

chrismel, Jan 06, 2013
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,125 ratings.