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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:
#24,566
Reviews:
1,662
Ratings:
4,855
pDev:
14.75%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
1,001
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 4,855 |  Reviews: 1,662
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

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeinportc
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Almost-clear, deep gold, with light white head.

Smells of white grape juice, something faintly spicy, and sweet malt, similar to cornbread+honey. A bit of brandy-ish booziness as it warms, which bumped up the smell score a bit.

Tastes : honey, coriander-like, but smoother/mellower (the saffron?) , white wine, and a slight tannic/woody flavor. Finishes with a light, drying bitterness.

Moderate, lightly oily, feel, with fine, lightly prickly carbonation on the finish.

As described on the label, it seems a (well-balanced) mix of mead & white wine. + a golden ale. I like it, and will likely have it again.

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Photo of Theogre83
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sexmortus
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ale_addin
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wjbent
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtyharry2489
2.24/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden color, with a small head that diminished quickly.

Smelled like grapes and white wine when cold, as it warmed honey and a sweet malt aroma became more apparent.

The grapes and honey were very apparent in the taste, especially when cold. As the beer warmed the taste seemed to smooth out a bit. There was a pleasant sweet malty finish.

Body was medium and the finish was long lasting on the pallet.

This was a very interesting beer. I would suggest sipping it and letting it warm to get the full breadth of flavors and aromas.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of KonigObHops
4.46/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a deep golden color with a quickly dissipating white head that started about one half finger-width.

The aroma has hints of honey and perhaps lemon, along with a strong maltiness.

The initial taste is citrusy-sweet. The middle begins with a deep honey flavor that is replaced quickly with something like apricot. The finish is also somewhat citrusy as the beer warms on the tongue.

The mouthfeel was unique, and I thought it was excellent. The beer was full bodied and seemed to cling to the mouth.

Overall, I found this to be a really interesting beer. I haven't had enough "ancient recipe" beers to comment on the beer's adherence to the style (if that is even possible), but it is a beer that I will be enjoying again.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breakingbland
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The "somewhere between wine and mead" part of the description almost turned me away, but I'm glad I ordered it anyway. True, it doesn't taste much like beer, but it's a good refreshing drink.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a rich deep fold with a smallish head. The aroma is sharp and astringent, with white grape, gooseberry, roses, violets, sweet bread, cinnamon, green apple, toast and toffee. The flavor is semi sweet, with notes of honey, sweet bread, banana, white grape, grapefruit flesh, and toffee. The motuhfeel is fairly full with moderate prickly carbonation. Overall this is a pretty tasty beer that hits that nice point between rich and sweet.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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