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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Midas TouchMidas Touch

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4,348 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,348
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 154
Gots: 598 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up in a 12 oz. bottle, bottled on 4/23/12. Poured into a large wine glass.

A: Light foamy head, dissipating quickly. Gorgeous lacing remains throughout. Rich amber color, catching the light quite nicely. This is an attractive beer, I must say.

S: The aroma is certainly fruity. Barley is evident, some sweetness, and an underlying earthiness just beneath the more dominant elements. When I say dominant, however, I do not mean that any of these are knocking you off your feet or assaulting your senses; it's kind of laid back and balanced, but not to the overall detriment of the nose. It doesn't feel weak or lacking, but it's not especially assertive.

T: There's a great deal of sweetness to the taste, as expected from the smell - possibly even more, however. Honey sweet, and grape are the dominant tastes, and that's a little too sweet for my tastes. There is a nice, slightly grainy finish, but the honey taste overstays its welcome a bit, lingering on the palate a bit too long.

M: Crisp would be the first word that comes to mind describing this. This is very drinkable, easy to throw back, but with a lingering slightly syrupy feel as the honey sticks around.

O: This isn't a bad brew by any stretch of the imagination, but I don't imagine actively seeking it out beyond just a single bottle in the future, just for something a little different. The sweetness I find a bit overwhelming - I've never had much of a sweet tooth - but I could see a lot of people really getting down with this brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date reading 04/23/2012, so this beer is approaching it's first birthday. If this beer proves unfruitful, I might have to pick up a fresher bottle and see what the difference is. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Fairly aggressive pour yields about a quarter inch of rapidly dissolving white fizzy head. Body color is light gold, almost a pilsner color with a good amount of sediment floating around. Looks pretty nice, indeed.

S - Smell is of barley, yeast, honey, and some must. Almost a faint brettanomyces smell coming out of this one, also. Not a very powerful smelling beer.

T - Bleh. Sweet, smooth honey-like taste gives way to the malted barley. Definitely has something of a pilsner like taste to it. Aftertaste is comprised of corn & grain, with a bit of alcohol heat and a hint of champagne-like sweetness from the white muscat grapes. In a way, it tastes like a thick heavy malt liquor.

M - Feel is clean, a bit sticky, some alcohol warmth hanging out. A dry, wine-like finish.

Overall, one of the worst beers I have had from Dogfish Head, if not the worst. There are some nice, subtle wine-like characteristics to this beer, but it falls flat in it's attempt. Too much malted barley taste, for my liking, and not enough honey and grapes. Pleasant warming 9.00% abv isn't enough to save this attempt. I appreciate what they're trying to do with their ancient ales, but this is not one I will be trying again any time soon.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch ---3/5.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,348 ratings.