Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Herb and Spice 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:
#26,751
Reviews:
1,685
Ratings:
4,951
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
219
Gots:
1,037
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 4,951 |  Reviews: 1,685
Photo of cmcquirk
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nass
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Whoa! this is bold tasting at 9% ABV. Those grapes really standout. A decent beer for the style, but I have had better. Cheers! B-

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Photo of Vinylboy20
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.71/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm on the fence with this one. It's very unique, complex, and different than anything out there. But there is a hint of a cough syrup flavor in the background and it is a bit on the hot side.

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Photo of SaladBallad
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance- Head: Pancake batter, off white. Lacing: slightly uneven. Sticking: fairly sticky. Body: Light golden amber. Clear. Few bubbles forming, appears thick.

Smell: Old wet hay, but not in a bad way.
Taste: Malt: detectable but masked by other flavors. Hops: Hay taste matches smell. Honey: not detectable. Alcohol: forward. Doesn't hide ABV.

Mouthfeel: Astringency. Tip of tongue feels slightly numbed with first sip. Syrupy feel that sticks to mouth. Sits in back of your throat.

Overall: Overall I feel a bit disappointed by the beer just based on the beer description. I didnt detect a lot of what I was excited about tasting. I wish the sweetness was more reminiscent of honey. However, generally, disregarding description, beer was enjoyable.

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Photo of JCBrewing
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Such a unique beer, it's hard to compare it to anything. It's sweet without being cloying. No hops to bitter the brew. Uses saffron for coloring and bittering. I wouldn't do a six pack but I am looking forward to the second one.

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Photo of TheAce
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ameier19
2.34/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Morningopiate36
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of vheissu15
4.46/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,951 ratings