Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Herb and Spice 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:
#27,540
Reviews:
1,688
Ratings:
4,960
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
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Photo of cyclonece09
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of sour fruit, especially grapes. Tastes of grapes and honey, sweet, yet with enough bitterness to balance. Beer is medium bodied, yet easy drinking, a bit light on carbonation. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 7/20/18 poured into a tulip
A: Light orange, one finger head
S: Honey, wine grapes, malt. A bit light
T: Matches. Mostly honey, definitely reminds me mostly of mead
M: Fairly full bodied, slightly sweet
O: I appreciate the history, definitely a unique hybrid

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Photo of DavidD3
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have little to no background in wine, but this beer definitely had a wine-y feel (as advertised). It was a sweet tasting white wine-like beer that tasted mostly of what I assume was muscat grapes. I have no idea what muscat grapes taste like, but I got a little honey and even littler spice with a grape like sweetness and a wine finish. Overall, a surprisingly good sweet beer that I would buy again.

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

Photo of Reggie_Dunlop
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nectar of the gods. Seriously this is history in a bottle

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes 8/23/13: Pours a clear orange honey gold producing 2 fingers of off-white, moderately lasting head that leaves only a little lace. Aroma is sweet and dry, honey, cereal, muscadine grape, clove and thin banana. Taste is sweet with honey, muscadine grape, other fruity hints, Belgian yeast character clove, a little alcohol and a metallic hint. Spicy finish, sweet aftertaste. Crisp flavors. I'm not enough of a grape man to recognize Muscat grapes but this Southern boy knows his muscadine grapes (a species native to the southeastern/south-central U.S. and it sure presents muscadine-like elements in both the nose and mouth. Alcohol while detectable is well hidden. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with low carbonation, smooth but a little syrupy and tongue clinging.

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Photo of mightycookie
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of davidsonte2
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 802
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnDon
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phineasco
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a Clear golden orange with a thin white head. It has medium carbonation. The beer smells of grapes, honey, black currants, saffron, and nutmeg. It tastes of grapes, honey, black currants, saffron, and nutmeg. The feel is medium full. A very interesting spiced beer from Dogfish Head.

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

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

Photo of ArcaneGoose
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of vgahunia
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerjin
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Cloudy, dark yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Malt, sweet wine, apples.

Taste: Semi-sweet white wine, mild wheat malt, a sort of dryness without hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, high carbonation.

Overall: Very different, but not so different as to be undrinkable or scare away newbies. This might actually be a good beer for someone who's not used to drinking it.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of labisch
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was really pleasantly surprised by this beer considering I really am not a fan of barley wine or wine in general. I smell and taste grape, honey, malt, and some old wheat or barley in there. Really interesting beer that is definitely worth a try. Especially if you like wine

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

Honey, grape, and malt. The ancients had good taste in booze.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,960 ratings