Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 4,281
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 145
Gots: 515 | 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%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A crystal-clear, golden orange beer that seemed to shine in the glass. This beer usually pours with hardly any head, but this time I was rewarded with some coarse white bubbles that rose up to the height of my little finger. It quickly dissipated leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the side of the glass.

Aroma: Once I smelled this beer, I knew I was in for something completely different. The aroma was thick with honey, puctuated by a bite of alcohol. Lots of grapes added a strong fruity component. Some melon and light, bready malt were present as well. I'm not sure what saffron smells like (which the bottle says this beer has), but there was something present that I can only describe as a "red and fuzzy" smell.

Mouthfeel: A medium-bodied beer which was oily and coating, as well as a little chewy. An interesting feel and not at all what I was expecting.

Taste: A backbone of bready, almost sourdough-like, malt provided a solid platform for the myraid of other flavors that were present. Lots of honey accomplanied by some floral, almost perfume-like, notes. (I wonder what kind of honey they use.) Strong grapes and apples were also in the limelight. Light alcohol emerged on the finish, along with a little grapefruit bitterness.

I'm usually not a fan of beers that have a lot of perfume-like floral flavors (e.g., DeuS), but this was a good brew. Just a great mix of flavors and aromas and a nice chance of pace.

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3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Famous ancient ales. My second taste of DFH.

A- No idea what to expect. Had to force build the head a bit by lifting the bottle high as I poured into my tulip but it turned out very nice. Slightly hazy gold due to some very fine but distinguishable particles.

S- Sweet greek white wine and grape chewable vitamin or Fun-Dip. All in all it smells like crushed grape vitamins mixed with a budweiser. Some alcohol but it seems well hidden right now with the beer not being room temp yet.

T- Fancy malt liquor. Once you get the smell, the taste really isn't surprising. Alcohol is strong and cles to rubbing alcohol. You still get the grapes but not the same special muscat aroma or sweetness you can find in the taste or the feel I expected from knowing muscat wines. My description of the taste seems negative but I'm kind of enjoying it. Didn't find the saffron but I'm generally not very good at identifying spices.

M- Less than half a glass and my lips are all sticky. From the first sip, I noticed this beer's great mouthfeel fine, lively carbonation, full body.

A fine and interesting brew marred by some little problems.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear golden color. There is very little carbonation and no head at all.
Not much on the smell either. A bit of a biscuit and barley smell, but expected a lot of smell on a spiced beer. A bit of honey smell as well.
Taste is surprisingly strong and spicy compared to the smell. A strong honey taste at the beginning with a serious kick of spice at the end.
Mouthfeel has a good smoothness and semi-thickness. A very refreshing bite to the mouthfeel as well.
Drinkability is good. A good beer with an intersting taste. The kick is a little harsh to drink a lot of these and it isn't incredibly exciting. An interesting beer to try, but not something I would rave about.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Midas Touch Golden Elixir
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

bottle > tulip glass, reviewed 1/23/09, 9.0 ABV

A 4.0 deep amber honey color, good 2 finger head, mediocre lace color and retention
S 4.0 spicy aroma, semi grape notes, honey sweet malt backbone, sweet and nice aroma, almost wine like
T 4.0 tastes similiar to the smell, this one is a sipper for sure, I had iit with spicy Phad Thai and it was nice, but could be overly sweet w/o spicy food
MF 3.0 alcohol warmness present, mid-low carbo, sweet syrupy-ness, semi cloying
D 3.5 - very sip-able with spicy food or to share a wine like brew, but not a session beer for sure! An interesting attempt for a unique brew from DFH.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a crystal clear light blond color, it has plenty of carbonation and is topped off with a nice semi thick white head that slowly thins out; Very good lacing. The aroma is rather light, mild grasses and herbs come through, small amounts of lemon. The flavors are pretty complex, I can taste some apple, apricot and peaches, mild orange and some spices in the after taste. Honey, grapes, and a very slight sweet-tart flavor are also in the mix. The alcohol is well hidden and only detectable as you swallow for a brief second. This is a semi dry beer and has a light-to-medium mouth feel but is very interesting and goes down pretty smooth.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
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