Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev +1.3%
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!
01-09-2006 07:32:09 | More by IceAce
3.23/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
03-21-2007 13:13:02 | More by Redwood21
4.03/5 rDev +8%
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.
12-31-2009 18:37:01 | More by mostpoetsdo
3.88/5 rDev +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.
06-19-2009 23:07:49 | More by SykDoc
3.88/5 rDev +4%
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.
02-23-2010 02:52:22 | More by TommyW
3.93/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
08-14-2003 02:47:17 | More by Jon
3.8/5 rDev +1.9%
A - Pours light gold/pale orange into my pint glass with two fingers of nice tiny bubbled head that takes its time dissipating and leaves very nice lacing behind.
S - Mostly sweet malts, honey and white grapes.
T - Does not really have that much complexity to it, yet tastes really good. Nice sweet malts and honey, a touch of saffron, and I sense the grape notes as well.
M - Creamy, medium body, crisp and refreshing, well balanced.
D - I have and could drink several of these, the only problem is the price tag!
09-19-2010 21:07:01 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 3,995 ratings.