Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,286 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,286
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 145
Gots: 518 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2.05/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This one is golden-amber in color and has a small off-white head.
The aroma is sweet with honey and malt.
Its flavor is very sweet as well. The honey is a bit too strong for my likings. The grapes also register on the taste buds near the finish along with a slight alcohol presence.
Mouth feel is thick and syrupy with high carbonation levels.

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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Bright gold very fizzy with a wispy head.

S- Smells of honey intermingled with grapes upon a solid but subtle malt backbone.

T- Very clean, all the flavors blend very well. A great hybrid of beer, wine, and mead flavors. A warming alcohol note is present but not over powering.

M- Very smooth considering the high level of carbonation.

D- For what it is, pretty drinkable.

Very unique, a must try for any beer geek.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A few years ago this was one of the beers that got me into very unique and different beers, as well as the ingenuity of Dogfish Head. That makes this beer very appropriate for my 200th review and a bit of nostalgia.

Nice clarity in a light orange or amber beer with a good amount of visible carbonation seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Excellent retention after slight dissapation of the silky white head. Scents of honey come through a nose of slight booziness with a somewhat wine-like quality. A slight biscuit note is detected, but honey is the main grab here.

Very unique in flavor, sweet in a dry, in a white wine sort of way, but the taste is much more complex than most white wines I've come accross. First of all, there is a slight hop taste to it that adds some balancing bitterness, but that's more of an afterthought. Saffron adds some spice in the middle that balances out the sweetness of the honey flavors which shine through the dry mouthfeel. Honey is the ingredient that I find most notable in smell, taste and even the aftertaste, but its balanced out very nicely by the wine-like white grape taste and booziness so that its not ever cloyingly sweet. That being said, drinkability is low in this one as I dont't think I'd be able to have more than one of these due to the sheer richness of it. The booziness I notice is disguised in the same way as a fine wine's is: certainly detectable and noticeable, but as an additional part of the drink and flavor, adding to the complexity. The wine similarities don't stop there, as the mouthfeel is dry with a long and lingering finish, reminiscent of good white wines.

This is not your average beer by any means, but it is one of my favorites for an every now and then drink. It's just extremely well done. I've heard it described as somewhere between a beer, wine and a mead. This is exactly accurate, and an amazing example of what you can do with beer. This is one of the beers that opened my eyes to the world of unique and different beers, and for that I am very grateful. Thank you Sam and DFH.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Philousa
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale, opaque gold color with little head in the tulip glass. Notes of coriander, honey, and ... lavender? Not much to speak of in the nose. The beer is light in the mouth with little carbonation, which is an interesting combination. Serious lack of malt, almost like a lager. Strong grape taste which fades to alcohol to light herby flavor. Bitter aftertaste is the only hint of hops in this 'nectar'. I'm not sure if this is a beer or a mead, it's so sweet. But the bitterness at the end really saves it. This would be good in 100 degree weather, but I'm not sure if it's something to keep on the shelf for regular use. Like most DFH brews, this isn't much more than a curiosity.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy medium amber with very minute head that swirls around like a little galaxy in your goblet (if you're using a goblet). Immediately, the intense smells of honey and spice emanate from the brew. Very nice and sweet! Taste did not match the smell. Even still, mainly honey and grapes are maintained in the taste along with some spice (I assume is saffron from the label). It is very sweet for a beer, seems a bit meadish to me (which I greatly enjoy). Mouthfeel is very nice, creamy, and consistent. A pleasure to drink. But, I could barely finish one, let alone have another. It's a bit too intense for just slugging down a few.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a transparent golden color with a white head that leads in a thin white lace
S-Spices, honey, and grapes. The muscat grapes have the same characteristic in the beer as they do in a muscat wine.
T-More honey, sweet malt, and a slight grassy flavor to it. The grapes are more of a background flavor. The hops keep the beer from being too sweet but do not add a ton to the flavor
M-medium bodied, you get a hint of the higher ABV
O-Great beer, very interesting and another unique beer from dogfish head. Very drinkable

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 4,286 ratings.