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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Midas TouchMidas Touch

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4,125 Ratings

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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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Photo of donteatpoop
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden and crystal clear, a nice finger thick cap of white head reasting at the top.

Smells very funky, has a very strong farmhouse vibe to it. Maybe that's the honey and spice though.

Very sweet, has a nice spicey/grainy feel to it.

Very smooth, a little creamy maybe; slides down the throat like silk.

Very drinkable beer, different but very good.

donteatpoop, Sep 27, 2008
Photo of suspect
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/26/11. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden color. Pure cloud-white colored head at about 1 finger that fizzes down pretty quickly. Strong column of tiny bubbles rises to the top in bunches. Whispy white crown with a ring around the outside. Lacing is present but spotty.

S: Grape sweetness hits the nose up front first followed by malt sweetness behind. There is a dry crisp dry hop presence as well in here that makes me believe it's not a sweet riesling.

T: Grape sweetness is still present but backed away a bit. It has flavors of honey and malt. It tastes sort of like a hybrid of a semi-sweet riesling and a honey mead. Interesting flavors abound.

M: Medium body, lightly carbonated, dry crisp finish.

O: This is a pretty good beer. It's an easy drinker and at 9% it's not a lightweight. I could definitely have a few of these in an evening but I'd have to space them.

suspect, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of sweethome
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold color. Slight chill haze. A light white head. Just reading the label - the look presents well - it looks like beer - but some of the colors remind of wine.

Nose is subdued. A hint of honey - backing of some spice - is that the saffron - too sublime to tell - which is fine.

Nice rich entry - velvet. Muscat grape flavor is just profound enough - I admit I am biased on that - I am a fan of muscat grapes.

Part wine. part beer - part mead. Well done.

The alcohol warms the belly after a while. Little alcohol upfront.


sweethome, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of ryser2k
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ryser2k, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of whallgren
5/5  rDev +34%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Joshgonzales79
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Joshgonzales79, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of RedChrome
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear body was a medium golden color. A quater inch white head dissipated almost instantly. Carbonation is medium in size, average in amount, and rises slowly. Lacing in ribbons.

Interesting aromas in the first whiff. A light grape scent blends with a weak honey scent. A saffron note fades in and out, without leaving any impression when it's gone.

Very nice taste of grapes. A spiced finish has hints of pepper and clove. A second sip provides an additional taste of weak honey on the edges of the tongue. Light taste of hops acid.

A lightly tingling carbonation effect. Average viscosity stalls a bit on back of tongue.

A interesting offering in a broad style. Gret beer for cocktail hour before a party. Not an everyday beer, but if I am looking for something in this style, I can see this one as a session beer.

RedChrome, Dec 16, 2006
Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

tjcamm, May 03, 2014
Photo of kyle86
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kyle86, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of cnally
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little slice of history, as interpreted by DFH. Way cool.

This beer is a slightly hazy gold-maize color. A few carbonation bubbles cling to the glass. Frothy white head sticks on the sides.

Aroma is all grapes, high alcohol nose, but not very deep and inviting.

The flavor is actually a bit like a white wine. The white grape is extremely evident, dry and oaky. What is nice is that you can really taste the saffron on the finish.

Very fizzy mouthfeel, high, concentrated carbonation. Sticky and a bit sweet.

Interesting...yes, but the level of desire for this on a repeat basis would be limited. I am shocked at how hot this beer tastes for a 9%. It doesn't hide the alcohol well, and the flavor just reminds me of sipping on a good riesling.

cnally, Dec 15, 2009
Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.85/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange yellow color with a thin white head and good lacing. Smells of muscat grapes, saffron, white wine, malts. Godly. Tastes sweet from muscat grapes, saffron, some citrus. Hops are there but they only lighten the sweetness just a tad. Mouthfeel is exceptional and drinkability is insane. One could drink half a gallon. Not good for your liver that it tastes so awesome.

TheKingofWichita, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Snellgg5
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Snellgg5, May 14, 2013
Photo of Jamstone714
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of MightiestBeard
4/5  rDev +7.2%

MightiestBeard, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Jho3325
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jho3325, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

morrowd3, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of BigOldOaf
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BigOldOaf, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of cantfindme
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cantfindme, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of freshflesh
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of HoustonTX
2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Midas touch pours a very clear amber color. Lacking ahead, yet carbonation is ample. Smell is pretty clean for the most part. Honey and the white muscat grapes being most prominent, with a sweet saffron aroma in the background.

Damn, this shit is crazy sweet. Almost like indulging yourself in a vat of honey. It's hard to even make out any flavors or subtleties, since the sweetness is way overpowering. (Just had thoughts about drain pour...) Anyways, the honey is very prominent, along with the sweet pale malt. This is just not my type of beer to be honest. Way to sugary tasting for my liking. Maybe this would appeal to women and wine drinkers?

A beer that falls way short of my usual high DFH expectations. I would definitely avoid this one, especially since it's rather expensive.

HoustonTX, Aug 14, 2007
Photo of TheTrevor
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a copper color with a two-finger beige head. The smell has some grapes and honey, almost meadlike. The taste is almost wine-like with some sweet grape taste and honey that gives way to some spiciness with a dry finish and some alcohol warming. The mouthfeel is crisp and dry with some fine carbonation. A very interesting beer, I'll definitely be recommending it to anyone looking for something unique. This is a pretty drinkable beer, especially for such a high alcohol content.

TheTrevor, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of DrIPA
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DrIPA, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
Photo of gio540
4/5  rDev +7.2%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,125 ratings.