Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Photo of TheBrouMaster
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- This beer poured very smooth with a slight fizz. A healthy light golden color was seen with heavy sparkling carbonation within. The head shrank to a very small size soon after pouring but did not completely dissipate until the actual consuming of the beverage began.

S- The smell contained hints of several herbs and fruits.

T- This beer definitely has a hint of grape in it. The taste is very prominent.

M- Very nice mouthfeel.

O- Overall this is a great beer. I really loved the historical claim, whether its true or not. I will definitely be drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of williahd
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of CochonKing
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal bright hay with a light head that fades quickly with decent lacing. Anyone who rates any of these ancient ales low on smell isn't paying attention. Grape forward, very floral and fruit similar to some of the whites from california. The nose gives way to barley and honey blended together in a complex aromatic together. The saffron isn't as visible on the nose for me. Immediately when tasting the honey and barley come together. On my palate, this is honey nut cheerios and it is awesome. The saffron is blended in well, and hardly noticeable as a direct spice. The grapes themselves make the backbone of the taste and lead it into a long finish. The mouthfeel is light with small bubbles and decent carbonation. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of smogfood
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of mlhyatt
2.86/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I saw this at my local store and thought it looked good. The description made it sound like the nectar of the gods but it was a hige let down. It looked decent when poured and smelled ok. Lots of grapes and sweetness. But the taste is what killed it. It tasted like grape flavored bud light. The mouthfeel was almost like water. I was severely disappointed.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dogfish Head's Midas Touch, brewed with barley, honey, white muscat grapes, and saffron. 9% ABV.

A: This chalice works very well for this beer! In the narrow bottom, it's a clear, slightly greenish yellow. More honeyish above. Slight haze. Very thin head.

S: Lighter, yet present honey smell. Sweeter, white grape. A floral note of some kind (I'm guessing that's the saffron, but I've never had/used it before). Subtle spice.

T/MF: Very bubbly on the palate, but with far tinier bubbles than Champagne. Very dry. Floral and honey, mostly.

Not one I would go back to. I was expecting something a bit different.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Petrus chalice.

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Photo of robgage
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of delta490
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- a clear gold with a limited white head and slight lacing

S-slight malt, sweetness, and some spices

T- not traditional in any way. But some nice notes of honey and spice

M- thinner, a little crispness on the finish

O- worth trying at least once

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,872 ratings
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