Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Midas TouchMidas Touch
BA SCORE
3.73/5
4,845 Ratings
Midas TouchMidas Touch
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:
#23,897
Reviews:
1,658
Ratings:
4,845
pDev:
14.75%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
998
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
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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

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

Photo of _nickg_
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JackVegas83
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mdaniel723
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmmochowski
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Trentt2
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

The beer pours a golden color with a finger of a white head that is crackling and quickly going away.

The smell is very bready and malty with notes of honey and orange.

Taste is of grapes, honey and apricots. There is some alcohol warming on the back with some spice like a white peppercorn.

Mouth is medium with a wet sticky finish.

This is a very unique beer! I think that those beer drinkers that like to explore and have had several styles should give this a try. From a 2700 year old recipe, that I am sure has beeen tinkered with, Dogfish Head has come up with a very unique brew.

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Photo of Nace4
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into dimpled seidel.

Appearance: Dull yellow. Thin ring of head, bubble but little lace.

Nose: Barley with a honey sweetness.

Taste: Lots of honey sweet, but the muscat white grape sweet is there too. The saffron doesn't really come into play.

Mouth: Smooth, light-medium.

Whether or not this beer is really based on an ancient recipe found in Turkey, it's a nice alt ale. A lot like mead, as many have said, but grounded with barley. It's sweetness isn't for everyone, but the ancient Mediterranean in you will enjoy.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,845 ratings
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