Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Midas TouchMidas Touch

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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 mactrail
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet, fruity, spicy golden ale. Wonderful crisp mouthfeel with a pleasant carbonation. They give the impression of hoppy bitterness somehow, and the rich tangy flavors balance the sugars. The aroma is like no other, maybe it's the saffron. People usually overdo saffron in recipes, I think, so this is the way to do it. There are not many better strong beers, whatever the style.

I've been enjoying this off and on for years. It was such an eye opener when it first came out. I think you really haven't lived until you've tried it, this is one of the classics that makes modern craft brew so fascinating.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of DCon
2.92/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Received a 12 fl. oz. bottle of this from ipaking67 as an "extra" in a trade. Poured from the Purple labeled bottle w/ a thumb print in the middle of the Midas Touch Label into a 16oz Dewey's Pizza Pint Glass. Has BOTTLED ON 12/01/10 C on the neck of the bottle.

Aroma- Has quite a bit of spice, herb, and sweetness to it from the start. Honey? Possibly but very faint. Good malt presence and everything else falls into place.

Appearance- Pours not even a .5 finger head that dies almost immediately after leveling off. The body color is a deep golden and tough to see through. Leaves sudsy rings behind but not good lacing.

Flavor- A strong wheaty flavor starts this one out and then has a sweet, malty taste afterwards. Finishes a bit dry and not too full-flavored... Bland.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation level (Not appropriate!), and then has a unfavorable, tough type of spice characteristic that ends up on the palate.

Overall Impression- A rough brew to drink! My first from DogFish Head that I didn't enjoy to the fullest... I'm hoping the next DogFish Head brew I go for or receive as an "extra" will be more fulfilling. Don't recommend this one. Below Average and definitely not a fun one to start out the night!

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of HBeezley
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Juice. it just looks like white grape juice or apple. Tiny head, that disappears nearly completely, I understand that could be a problem for many but given the beer as a whole, I don't mind the really low carbonation - it would be way too over the top if it wasn't.

S - Nice smell of grape, malt and honey. Maybe vanilla bean hint?

T - Holy crap! Its so flavorful. But not so much that you can't drink it. the spices really come out, the grapes power through even more than the smell, honey is very sweet (hiding the alcohol taste), some grassy notes, yeast in the background, and bitter hops come in at the finish. Nicely done!

M - Very smooth, low carbonated beer. As it should be for this one. It's got a whole lot going on but not so much that you couldn't have more than one of these.

O - Great beer from DFH! Its a fun one that is really enjoyable too. I'll have to get more.

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 4,806 ratings.
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