1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
Midas TouchMidas Touch

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

4,320 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,320
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 150
Gots: 549 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Midas Touch Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,320 | Reviews: 1,570 | Display Reviews Only:
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

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

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

Photo of Vne0
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ela
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.

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

Photo of HumanParaquat
2.91/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of misternebbie
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of J-Bonestradamus
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mick303
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light golden in colour, very clear with a slight white head, has good film and lacing though.

S- quite grapey, with also some candied notes, hard to place exactly, mix of cotton candy and boozey plums, lemon candies, some clean acidity, reminds me of overly sweet fruit candies, jujubes maybe.

T- similar flavours, but more nuanced and more depth, oaky grapes and vanilla honey, lime citrus, honey and deeper floral tones, spice is upfront and blends with the honey. There really are a hundred things going on at once here, and that can be a bit overwhelming, but the underlying honey sweetness drives through a consistant feel to the finish, which is lingering with plum notes and some spice.

M- big body but the alcohol really only adds to the body as this is a really pleasant beer that blends the sweetness with some acidity, I think some of the overly sweet notes persist but overall the balance is. Pretty solid.

Very out there, seems almost a split personality in mixing a melange of strong flavoured ingredients and also creating a beer with a broad appeal. I did really enjoy the skill that went into crafting this, given that ingrediant list I doubt I could replicate something with this complexity and nuance, for that I will forgive some of the critiques and say this was a beer I was certainly glad to try.

Photo of 01001111
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amvrana
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kornkid8600
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schad
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregSemenza
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,320 ratings.