Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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
Ranking:
#25,417
Reviews:
1,663
Ratings:
4,870
pDev:
14.75%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
212
Gots:
1,008
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 4,870 |  Reviews: 1,663
Photo of jwilcox767
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The pour is slightly cloudy dark amber with a tiny bit if head that doesn't last.

S: Honey, spices, hops.

T: Honey and grapes up front give way to the more sublte flavors of crispy citrus and maybe pear or apple. There is an element of earthiness but not in the traditional 'dirt' sense.

M: Very mead-like, coating nature when sipped that quickly fades. Not a ton of carbonation but sufficient for me.

O: I love this a daily drinker. I find that this skews more towards a light and carbonated mead, that's just great. I've had this numerous times over the years, and while I think that the latest batches have been less exciting, it's still always satisfying.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomTrocc
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trevor_martin
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jarrettperez
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbundang9
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGoodStout
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chirdning
4.8/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Dmecca
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tnelson1
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hacefresco
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KEH
4.51/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

What a fun beer! It pours a deep golden-yellow with a thick white head. I found both the aroma and flavor to be quite complex. The combination of grain, grape and honey really please the pallet and the nose. Not only do I get some fruity wine-like character, I also got a touch of floral notes that I don't find too often in beers. It's a wee bit heavy in alcohol, so you'll really feel them if you put them away.

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Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One must love honey to love this mead beer but it's pretty great. 4 for originality.
A) Pours a slightly hazed, honey orange body with a deep rich dense pillow head that laces but doesnt last (fruit in beer does that).
s) Wine, honey, over ripe sub-baked grapes on vine, and saffron.
t) Begins with honey, over ripe grapes and pears, but more late hang on the vine, over-ripe without being sweet, more fertile, wild, and pungent - then resolving into a bitter, peppery see saw and an off-dry finish.
f) Wine like, clear finish, mid way between wine and saison.
o) Loved it. Must be in everyone's repetoire. Will pair well with pork, chicken, bbq and sushi.

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Photo of TooGood
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light, too sweet, very unique, wouldn't buy again but I'm glad I tried it

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Photo of GreenBayBA
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flgimp
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ordered bottle blindly. Not what I expected. Definitely different brew. Can't really rate the look from a bottle. Nose is faint spicy and sweet combined. Taste is complex in an interesting way. Spice comes thru first, saffron?. Then malt and sweetness from honey. Definate after taste mild bitterness. Not sure about the grape????. Feel is medium with ample carbonation. Agree, between beer and mead.

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Photo of Demi
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,870 ratings
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