Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
4,803 Ratings
THE BROS
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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

Added by purplehops on 10-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,803
Reviews:
1,648
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
977
For Trade:
5
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Photo of EMH73
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange with a very thin white head that left no lacing. Smells of honey, herbs, wine and sweet malts. Taste follows the nose along with an additional sour note. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, finishes dry. An interesting beer but not something that I would revisit.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emeyer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psdonnelly
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle. Decent for one-time try, but not up my alley. (Would drink on desert island.) Fairly alcohol-y. I get the wine/mead/sour fruit.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange gold with a small head. Smells of grapes, honey, and wine. Tastes of wine, honey, and barley. Medium light mouthfeel with light carbonation. Overall a good slightly sweet, slightly tart beer with hints of wine.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StretchZep
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - bright yellow no real head but some big bubbles along the side
Smell - musty golden ale wig some sweet honey
Taste - bright golden ale taste with some herbs, I guess that's the saffron.
Feel - crisp but full body
Overall - if this is what they drank way back they made some good beverages.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kriztofuhr
4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Pours a honey orange color, a short ring of white head, alcohol legs visible, bubbles streaming to the top.
Aroma - Herbal, moscato, grain, rose.
Taste - White grape, sweet honey, earthy, quick sour note, a very mild green tea, herbal bitterness, bread crust, dry biscuity aftertaste. All of the flavors compliment each other very well.
Feel - Medium bodied, starts out slightly syrupy but finishes dry. Fine carbonation gives a crisp mouthfeel.

Overall - A polarizing beer. I pray Dogfish Head never stops making this. Hard to find a beer with this level of complexity and alcohol that is so easy to drink. World class.

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Photo of I3eer
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junior
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Docksidebars
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
2.81/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer is probably getting a slight boost in scores - unconsciously - because I generally really like Dogfish Head. This one, not so much.

Upon pouring in a standard 12 oz. beer glass, the aroma wasn't much of anything, perhaps because the beer was a bit too cold. Now that it has warmed a bit, I do get something that might be considered honey - or maybe it's power of suggestion.

Appearance is... meh. Amber, but at least not as pale as piss. Minimal head that actually does sort of hang around floating on top. Thick white lacing for those who care about that sort of thing.

I can't quite get into the flavor. It's not terrible, but there is something "off" about it. I suppose to a degree it could be described as "winy," as in a kind of sour-ish white wine - a standard sauterne. I just can't pick up any honey notes.

The carbonation is too subdued for my tastes. Mouthfeel borders on watery.

Interesting concept, but - for me - the execution failed.

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Photo of tpeters
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 4,803 ratings.
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