1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
Midas TouchMidas Touch

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

3,900 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,900
Reviews: 1,535
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 122
Gots: 330 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Midas Touch Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,900 | Reviews: 1,535 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Zanico
Zanico

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-17-2013 00:16:18 | More by Zanico
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-15-2012 21:36:54 | More by MAUEX_MFA
Photo of KolbMarley
KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-15-2013 01:12:20 | More by KolbMarley
Photo of Portertime
Portertime

Florida

5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! What a brew. This beer had a superb taste that I enjoyed to the last sip. Honey and saffron tickled my tastebuds. The purple labeled bottle with a big gold thumb print was also attractive. I whole heartedly recommend this beer to anyone who wants a distinct, flavorful beverage. It's even nine percent alcohol so it'll get you krunk!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 02:40:51 | More by Portertime
Photo of morrowd3
morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-28-2013 00:42:22 | More by morrowd3
Photo of WMEugene
WMEugene

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-14-2011 17:11:34 | More by WMEugene
Photo of jordanmckell
jordanmckell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-08-2012 14:24:28 | More by jordanmckell
Photo of dumptruck81
dumptruck81

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-11-2012 19:20:49 | More by dumptruck81
Photo of RWLawman
RWLawman

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-29-2012 22:26:55 | More by RWLawman
Photo of balinor
balinor

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-24-2014 14:16:05 | More by balinor
Photo of Brian700
Brian700

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was excited to try this beer. I have been a huge fan of anything safron for my entire life thanks to my grandmother. She had me hooked from a young age.

This beer looked like a carbonated mead. Golden in color with a white head that capped it modestly.

I could pick up on the safron immediately. I think because I am so tuned in on that from the beginning it really jumped out at me. There was a honey sweetness blended with white grapes in the nose.

I could taste a blend of pilsner malt, honey, safron, and a spiceyness that I could not put my finger on.

The mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with a smooth carbonation to it.

The drinkability could be better. I thought this was good beer but honestly, I split a 12 oz bottle of this with 2 other people and that was enough for me.

Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 07:09:25 | More by Brian700
Photo of ThaBobfather
ThaBobfather

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes at Catskeller Internationally Inspired Beer Tasting: Thanks Adam and Brandon!

Pours golden and clear. Nearly uncarbonated.
Smell is of bitter grapes, honey, spice, and clove.
Our flavor has notes of spice, grapes, yeast. Much fuller bodied than it appears at pour.
Coats the mouth well, it's a taste close to a white wine.
The wine taste makes it less drinkable than it should be.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 00:54:25 | More by ThaBobfather
Photo of timjim1327
timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-14-2013 02:36:19 | More by timjim1327
Photo of PSUDREW
PSUDREW

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Wow, this is indeed an interesting cat. Smells very sweet from the get go, and proves it on 1st taste.

It pours a meduim honey color, with some head and nice lace.

Thick mouthfeel, you could prob only go through 4 or so a night.

I would say the overwheling flavor is grapes mixed with honey, and one does not over whelm the other. The alcholol is slightly noticeable, not over shadowing anything, but you can feel it there on every sip. As I drink these dow, there is another flavor present. I cannot nail it down for certian, it is sweet and spice, but I cannot nail it down.

This is all over the place when you go through it, for me, it is rather hard to really narrow down for a review. While I would not have this all the time, it is def worth trying, and enjoying. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2004 04:40:23 | More by PSUDREW
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd been eyeing this one for a while. Noticed a straggler at Ryan and Casey, next thing you know I'm writing a review on it. One of the more interesting stories behind such a beer, imagine 4000 years ago.

A. Decent. No head, no lacing. Bright cherry-yellow hues. Slight bubbly carbonation...King Midas would not approve.

S&T. Brewed with spices and honey. Can't say I'm in total agreement with either of those, but it is a very sweat beer.

M&D At 9% this beer is highly drinkable. First experience with this type, so I have nothing to gauge it against. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2005 00:34:21 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-02-2012 14:56:45 | More by XicanoBeerRun
Photo of ThirdEyePA
ThirdEyePA

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-05-2011 03:26:45 | More by ThirdEyePA
Photo of gio540
gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-02-2011 09:05:34 | More by gio540
Photo of Jason_Quad
Jason_Quad


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-06-2012 02:56:33 | More by Jason_Quad
Photo of Erice78
Erice78

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-13-2013 21:35:22 | More by Erice78
Photo of 420Rick
420Rick

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-28-2013 20:20:58 | More by 420Rick
Photo of 9InchNails
9InchNails

New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Clear golden color. Looks very carbonated. White head. It looks average.

I get a medicinal grape smell and some floral. Smells really sweet and weird.

What a weird taste! Medicinal grape and alcohol. Some floral and citrus. It tastes like when you were a child and got that liquid grape cough medicine. This is way too sweet and it's just not good.

A carbonation bite, approaching medium body. Not a big fan of the feel and makes my lips sticky.

I don't like the taste, the feel and it made my stomach feel ill. Don't like it and will never search for it again.

I'm quite disappointed with this brew from Dogfish Head since I like just about all of their beers. What a letdown.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 08:43:29 | More by 9InchNails
Photo of DuffDaddy
DuffDaddy

Florida

5/5  rDev +34.4%

02-28-2013 20:23:44 | More by DuffDaddy
Photo of Kevlee722
Kevlee722

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-01-2011 20:42:43 | More by Kevlee722
Photo of C-Dog
C-Dog


3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-27-2012 07:06:16 | More by C-Dog
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,900 ratings.