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
Ranking:
#28,949
Reviews:
1,683
Ratings:
4,937
pDev:
14.75%
Bros Score:
3.72
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
1,033
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,937 |  Reviews: 1,683
Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SolarPower36
2.94/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RDW
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Golden clear colour, with very little cloudiness. Nice carbonation. Sweet honey smell.
The taste is on the sweeter side, with the raisins and dried fruits dominating the overall feel. Honey also and a bit of spices. You can really sense that it is an unusual recipe, giving a certain particular character to the beer.
The alcohol content is completely hidden, no indication of the 9% whatsoever.
Something that points out of the crowd.

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

Slightly hazy orange color with beige head. Aroma has sweet, syrupy malt, candied tangerines and resiny hops. Taste is bittersweet with dried fruits, candied apricot, bitter orange peel on the finish. Medium body with medium to light carbonation. Tasty, complex, well hidden ABV.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DelfinAzul7546
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Midas Touch has a medium, white head, a yellow, hazy appearance, some bubbles, and not much glass lacing. Aroma is of odd, honey, sourdough, and spiced white bread. Taste is of those elements, with low or no bitterness. Rather heavy mouthfeel, here. Midas Touch finishes medium dry. Hard to get a handle on this one.

RJT

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ronj78
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefz1
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

No head to speak of
Looks Amber copper colored
I can barely smell this beer
White grapes overwhelm the taste, with a slight honey feel to it.
Mouthfeel is light crisp and refreshing, extremely carbonated with a very dry finish.
Overall I rate this beer a 4, but I would rate it a 10 on originality and the story behind it is fascinating.

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bf7
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwilcox767
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The pour is slightly cloudy dark amber with a tiny bit if head that doesn't last.

S: Honey, spices, hops.

T: Honey and grapes up front give way to the more sublte flavors of crispy citrus and maybe pear or apple. There is an element of earthiness but not in the traditional 'dirt' sense.

M: Very mead-like, coating nature when sipped that quickly fades. Not a ton of carbonation but sufficient for me.

O: I love this a daily drinker. I find that this skews more towards a light and carbonated mead, that's just great. I've had this numerous times over the years, and while I think that the latest batches have been less exciting, it's still always satisfying.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of Jarrettperez
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,937 ratings