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
Ratings:
4,824
Reviews:
1,654
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
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206
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For Trade:
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Photo of SilentSabre
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was very interesting. I was uncertain if I would like it or not. It poured an orange gold with a snow white head; Crystal clear with no cloudiness, haze, sediment, debris, etc.
Smell was sweet and herbal, but at the same time, almost smelling like BMC. Taste is initially sweet, then alcohol, then a bizarre finish that seemed to be biscuit/malt dryness and white grapes and honey sweet simultaneously. Very strange. I like it, though. Mouthfeel was a bit ho-hum, being neither offensive nor great. I could probably make it through two of these, perhaps three in a social setting. Certainly not a super-sessionable brew you would want to drink 8 or 9 of, but not so strong that you'd have to stop after only one.
A touch better than average. Glad I tried it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

at 1st taste I thoght I wasted 13.00 for this 4 pack and as the beer warmed we got to be friends. poured golden amber with no head. aroma honey, grapes alcohol, white wine, fruity. flavor honey, fruity, alcohol very strong, had to check bottle to make sure I was drinking beer and not wine this would go well with stir fry chicken. as it warmed the flavors blended nicely.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours pale golden with a white head. Some tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. The beer smells mildly sweet. There are bready scents with the honey. I can pick up those mild white grape aromas as well. The taste is more similar to a mead than a beer. I also pick up the white grap flavors as well as some spiciness. I don't really notice the alcohol so much in the taste. The body is medium with adequate carbonation. The beer is smooth and has high drinkability. This is a very good beer that is also very interesting.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

cool idea, weird final product. pours clear golden with some yeast floaters and a thin white head that dies fast. it literally smells like feet, or like babies, or something that im kind if indifferent to at best, but the honey notes are the most obvious. the flavor too is honey heavy, which im fine with, and the other ingredients come together in a strange sort of way. not totaly palatable or delicious, but clever and unique. the mix of spices and herbs in this is downright odd and its hard to tell if there is balance here or not because its all totally foreign to me. the dry finish is nice though, and its welcomed here as a respite from the weirdness. alcohol is invisible somehow. good carbonation and a medium to full body. overall a strange creation, worth a try because its dogfish head, and because its one of the archeological beers, which i feel like are our duty to try to comprehend. i certainly enjoyed the challenge of this one, but i wont buy it again.

edit: a weird one to cellar. i just had a bottle four or five years old and it tastes about the same as it does fresh, strange...

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 4,824 ratings.
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