Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Midas TouchMidas Touch
BA SCORE
58.1%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 4,838 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:
#23,358
Reviews:
1,657
Ratings:
4,838
Liked:
2,813
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
14.75%
Alströms:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
995
Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,838 |  Reviews: 1,657
Photo of CaloricCactus0
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of CrashingConcord
4.84/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Alright, this one is just bonkers.

Firstly, massive love to Dogfish for always breaking down tradition and brewing up some unbelievable beers as a result. Midas is no exception, and if anything, establishes the rule. As someone who steers as clearly away from wines as possible, I never thought I could appreciate and downright enjoy something made so similarly to a vino. The aroma and taste somehow marries a bright, citrusy, sweet and fruity character to just enough herbal bitterness to make for a perfect conundrum of complexity. For such a whirlwind of flavor, the body is light and the ABV is deceptively hidden until the tail end of the aftertaste, and even then, the saffron somehow melds it into a pleasant heat. Plus the story here is just radical. Cheers, Sam. Cheers, Dogfish. Keep doing what you do.

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Photo of Kathleenturin22
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold/copper with a thin foamy short lived head

Smells mostly sweet and grapes light honey

Tastes grape sweet white wine, honey. Finishes mostly sweet with light honey flavor. More as it warms up. Do not taste any alcohol.

Good to try a unique beer but slightly to sweet for my liking

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Photo of Timtac
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle that doesn't look like it holds that much. A semi-aggressive pour produces a one inch snowy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer is a slightly hazy ruddy golden color, with effervescent carbonation.

The aroma includes a bit of funk and an obvious aroma of mead. The flavor is perhaps milder than expected- in fact it is quite smooth and masks the alcohol very well. The body is also unexpectedly light but still with a moderate mouth-feel very much like a mead and with a tingling on the tongue from the carbonation. A bit of mild bitterness lingers in the after-taste. I'm wondering if this is caused by the saffron, a flavor with which I am not really conversant with the exception of some German cuisine I was treated to long ago.

This is a unique offering that I wish was more widely available. I am indebted to my friend Jennifer for this beer, which was purchased in northern California and is not available in my town (Butte, Montana).

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Photo of shreha
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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

Photo of TeachChefs
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jsalz21
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of car2052
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to Snifter.

A: Clear golden. Small white head that fades to l=small lacing.
S: Honey, herbal grassy notes, yeastiness, and bready malt.
T: Sweetness up front, a white wine-slightly artificial grape flavor comes forward. Strong malt flavors carry the taste forward. Ends sweet.
M: Medium.
O: Very interesting flavors. Will have to age it and see what changes.

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Photo of mattflippin
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet. A mildly hazy honey-orange color with a thin white head despite a vigorous pour. Minimal retention and no lacing, but a wispy white cap. Complex aromas of white grapes, cinnamon, honey, oranges, and bread. I tasted white grapes up front, followed by grainy malt, oranges, plums, and spices - cinnamon? Minimal bitterness, minimal floral notes. Some honey but more beer than mead for me.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Momon
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rammed96
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superfriend
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 58.1% out of 100 with 4,838 ratings
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