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Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,351 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,351
Reviews: 1,580
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 154
Gots: 601 | 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
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Copper in color. The one inch of head goes away pretty quick.

S - The grape comes through first followed by alcohol. Seems like another faint smell in the distant background of honey or malt.

T - Complex. This one is interesting. Malt comes through a little more in the taste with pretty strong grape and alcohol flavors taking the forefront. Finishing the flavor profile is a little honey.

M - Really light considering the strength of the beer. Impressive.

D - The complex flavors and light mouthfeel really worked for me. Goes down pretty easy.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Location: Dogfish Head Ale House in Falls Church, Virginia

Pour was orange/amber with a white head

Aroma was of wine, very fruity. Honey as well

Honey and grapes are what I mostly get from the beer. I didn't get much of the saffron (which I was looking for specifically).

Mouthfeel is medium, drinkability is good

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Quaffer
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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3.17/5  rDev -15%
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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
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