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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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3,919 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,919
Reviews: 1,536
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 123
Gots: 337 | FT: 4
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 Viperman1316


4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-23-2014 23:59:12 | More by Viperman1316
Photo of vickersspitfire


3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 08:51:07 | More by vickersspitfire
Photo of Beerbuddha


4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden, honey color with little to no head. Lacing was present but minimal. The smell was of grapes and honey. The taste was incredible. Tasted like a grape Jolly Rancher with a touch of honey. Not much bitterness dtetected. The mouthfeel was thick and creamy and the carbonation was minimal. Overall and incredibly different beer but great tasting.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 17:04:27 | More by Beerbuddha
Photo of einman


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-23-2013 23:51:13 | More by einman
Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-18-2014 18:49:40 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
Photo of Blueribbon666


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-02-2013 04:07:50 | More by Blueribbon666
Photo of Listers


4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-14-2012 20:51:13 | More by Listers
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-20-2014 03:59:32 | More by KlayWey
Photo of Furlinator


3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold with an orange tint, leaving almost no head and little lacing.

Smell is of fruit and honey at first with a hint of buttery bread later.

Taste is light fruit and honey up front with a faint taste of bread coming in later. The 9% ABV is undetectable.

Mouth feel is heavier than expected. Almost like diluted syrup. Heavily carbonated with tiny champagne-like bubbles.

Interesting hybrid of beverage styles. I see elements of beer, wine, champagne and mead here. Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 21:11:30 | More by Furlinator
Photo of alkemy


3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A- Beautiful golden (orange highlighting when viewed from above) hue with some small flecks of something suspended throughout. About a finger of white head that is very fleeting.

S- Honey is predominant. There's also a glaring grainy sweetness. Raisins and grapes can also be detected.

T- Again, the honey takes center stage, although it is combined with quite a bit of spiciness. The sweet grainy note also appears in the taste with some vigor. I get a touch of grape tartness and peach sweetness in the finish. Gets sweeter as you drink it. Other than the sweetness, you'd never know the ABV was 9%.

M- Feels thicker in your mouth than it looks in the pour. Carbonation is somewhat prickly, but the beer feels pretty creamy...kind of an odd combo.

D- This seemed to get a touch tougher to drink as the glass went down. The sweetness started to wear on me.

I'm glad I finally got to try this.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 23:04:01 | More by alkemy
Photo of jamescain


4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a nice amber-orange color with about a finger's worth of white head, which quickly dissipates to a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Taking a whiff of the beer reviles grapes, honey, and some spice. Lightly roasted malt aroma with some caramel notes and very earthy tones.

When you take a sip you can taste the grapes and malts. It finishes with a sweet aftertaste from the honey, but not overly sweet, just a touch, which goes well with the grapes. There is a nice blend of spices and herbs, which compliment the malts and barley.

The beer is surprisingly not that hard to drink, considering the high alcohol content. It is enjoyable and refreshing. Dogfish head continues to live up to its slogan as the most creative brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 15:11:27 | More by jamescain
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-04-2013 17:53:40 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
Photo of IceAce


3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce bottle with no dating system

Pours honey gold with virtually no foam and decent clarity. Small streamers vent from the bottom of the chalice with medium speed. Nose shows a honey dominance with alcohol esters and a hint of apple cider.

Entry is sweet with honey and midtaste features just a touch of saffron. The finish lingers with honey far after the blast of alcohol is felt slowly working its way down the throat.

This is a hybrid beer / mead that is truly an undertaking as only DFH could do...and while it is very good, it leaves one happy to be alive during the current state of beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2006 07:32:09 | More by IceAce
Photo of Redwood21


3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is said to be brewed with ingredients found in an anchient pot/bowl. This was enough to give it a try. I am still not sure if i like this beer or not, it is said to be made with grapes honey and saffron. I feel i could defiantly pick up on the honey and saffron. Its high in alcohol. and certainly has a strange taste, so drinkability is probably not too high. Its worth a try just because of what it is, but its a pretty good beer on its own.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2007 13:13:02 | More by Redwood21
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-16-2011 01:20:23 | More by KGarrett
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Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours golden translucent, with a white fluffy head. Almost syrupy looking at first glance, looks like honey in a glass. Great lacing.

S: Fruity and honey sweet smell. Touch of herb smelling as well.

T: Up front is a combination of spices and grapes, also a citrus taste. Honey kick at the end. The 9 % is masked incredibly well. As it warms up, the boozy, sweet honey taste is more prevalent with the spices and overpowers the fruit.

M: Thinner than I expected, about medium bodied. More carbonation than I expected.

D: Incredibly high. Cannot believe this beer is 9%. Can finish off a four pack easily.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 18:37:01 | More by mostpoetsdo
Photo of kyle86


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-13-2013 16:03:50 | More by kyle86
Photo of SykDoc


3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It appears like apple juice. A 1/8 inch off-white head forms and quickly reduces to a very minimal lacing around the edges. Carbonation is readily noticeable and no sediment.

The aroma was a bit weak. A caramel malt sweetness combined with an almost spiced cider aroma. Some honey and white grape aromas are also present.

The taste is quite good with a healthy dose of honey sweetness which is followed with a good dose of spices. Some yeasty components and bit of saffron are also present.

The mouthfeel is good at balancing the flavor by a good dose of carbonation. It is medium bodied and goes down smooth with a pleasant spicy/dry component at the finish. A bit thick and sticky.

Overall, this is a good beer and reasonably easy to drink. The alcohol is decently hidden. I think it is not more drinkable primarily because of the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 23:07:49 | More by SykDoc
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

05-31-2012 15:32:12 | More by baconman91
Photo of TommyW


3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear, golden body with a thin, white head that fades away quickly.

S- The muscat grape skins jump out along with some honey and a touch of earthiness and a strong whiff of booze.

T- Sweet upfront of honey and grapes, then a touch of spice from the saffron, followed by a tartness from the grape skins. Slightly tart towards the finish, but the aftertaste has a noticeable honey flavor.

M- Medium body with a crisp carbonation.

D- Really an interesting brew; one that I have been hesitant to try, but I'm really shocked at how much I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 02:52:22 | More by TommyW
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-08-2012 03:51:33 | More by Michigan
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-01-2014 19:07:28 | More by Beerdudenumberone
Photo of mlefebvre7


3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

09-19-2013 02:27:25 | More by mlefebvre7
Photo of Jon


3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From one of the now-rare 750 ml clear bottles, this pours a glowing apricot hue with a fairly frothy white head which retains much better than expected. Leaves patches of lace down the glass. The nose is of mild sweetness, fruit (notably the muscat grapes), honey, and alcohol. Very interesting. The taste is where this beer gets most interesting, as it's possible to detect every ingredient listed on the label. The main flavor here is upfront, sweet honey, followed by notes of graininess, wine-like muscat grapes, mild saffron, and an alcoholic finish. Sweetness dominates, however. Mellow carbonation gives way to a smooth, syrupy mouthfeel overall. Not an overly drinkable brew, but one I'll sample again. Seemingly, only Dogfish Head makes beverages like this. A classy effort.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2003 02:47:17 | More by Jon
Photo of ineva


4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

11-18-2011 22:06:47 | More by ineva
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
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