Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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84
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4,824 Ratings
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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%
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
987
For Trade:
6
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Photo of megahurts4
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dogfish Head Midas touch

appearance: orange amber, medium head, and some good lacing.

Smell: nice malts, sweet grape, and a nice sweetness.

Taste: bold bitter barley, thick honey-like syrup without the sweetness, and a light grape flavor.

Mouthfeel: thick but medium in body.

Overall:
This beer is just in your face bold and thick. While higher in alcohol content, it is masked decently. The flavors are strong. This is what I imagine a concentrated barleywine to taste like.

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Photo of michaelfcasey
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of e30todamax
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of TychoNDC
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of snailman22
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of flyingpig
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle as a gift brought home from Virginia for me:
Medium amber & a small, bubbly white head on top that holds pretty well considering this is a 9% abv. beer.

Bitter and subdued at first but with a bit of effort the background sweetness, grapes and honey come through stronger thankfully. There is plenty of spice, some of which seems to linger a bit and this is followed by a solid malt smell and some caramel too.

Strong malts & caramel backing it up, honey plus a pinch of spice follow. Strong with some floral flavours coming into the mix as well.

Full bodied with medium to high carbonation & plenty of spice. Dry towards the end qith some alcohol but this is relatively well hidden.

Very nice again from Dogfish Head but nowhere near as good as their 90 Minute IPA which goes to show just how good that particular offering was. I enjoyed this one more and more as I worked my way down the glass, possibly due to the alcohol content but it was certainly a good beer.

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Photo of TickleMeTony
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of PaulyB83
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Yello5
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Crimzy711
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CheftoDeath
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Ranz
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a modest white head that dissipates into a ring around the rim.

Sweet grape, honey, grainy malt, and spices form the initial aroma. Toasted notes and underlying scents of raisin and vinous tones add complexity.

Flavor is dominated by toasted malt and slightly cloying honey, with hints of grapes adding complexity. Saffron is subtle and lightly savory. The finish is a touch dry and bready.

Body is smooth and on the full side, with moderate to low carbonation and noticeable alcohol warmth. There's a touch of tannic astringency.

Interesting brew, with more malt than I recall. Not as complex as it could've been, especially for the price. There's a diacetyl note that surfaces in the aftertaste and detracts, as well.

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Photo of GumDropButtons
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Crowbar
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of langstrom
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Bright and gold. Clear, little head with large carbonation that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Not impressive. It smells like a glass of beer you pick up the day after a party and smell for no reason at all. Well, that smell and a hint of light fruitiness.

Taste: The aftertaste is the strongest positive of this beer; it's light, fruity and pleasant. The initial flavor seems too malty and bitter. The high ABV is apparent in the flavor, and the bitterness quickly leaves and there is a subtle introduction of grapes and sweetness. For a quick moment, you wonder if you just drank champagne.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant. Feels fresh and light. Unfortunately that's not a saving grace here.

Overall: I'm disappointed by this Dogfish, and I won't likely buy it again. It tastes pleasant for its ABV, but that's also not a saving grace for a beer. The fruitiness does not do enough for the bitterness and strong taste of alcohol.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 4-pack at Table and Vine. Beer poured nicely and has a very clear, yellow appearance. Definitely lives up to the "gold" theme. Very thin head at first until nothing much was left and thin lacing. Fruity aromas of grapes and honey, along with a spice I cannot put my finger on. Definitely an attractive smell. Taste was decent; the beer was sweet with grapes and a citrus flavoring with a touch of that honey that you can smell. Nothing that made me go "wow", but it is enjoyable nonetheless. Very refreshing beer; light and crisp, but the drink warrants slow drinking thanks to its almost wine-like flavoring. Overall, an interesting drink indeed.

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Photo of ystazi
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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