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
Ratings:
4,824
Reviews:
1,654
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
987
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 4,824 |  Reviews: 1,654
Photo of MichaelDaMac
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I recommend drinking this beer around 55 to 60 degrees. This beer is a journey in beer history so it is fascinating to those, that like myself, love beer and always seek to try the new and interesting just because it is there.

This one pours a cloudy dirty blonde color that has a short and thick head that settles slowly leaving no lacing down the glass.

The nose has hints of a whiskey sour, alcohol, chardonnay, flowers, bread, black pepper, and grass.

The taste is incredibly complex with it seeming like a mixture of white wine, mead, and beer. There are some sour notes remind me of a mild gose style. The taste also has hints of dry caramelized honey. Not one of my favorite beers, but an interesting beer to explore the origins and history of beer.

The moutfeel is rich and silky allowing the complexity to evolve on the palate. There is a warming to the tummy also.

Overall this is a drinkable beer once it warms up a bit. I find it to be complex and good with something salty to eat like ruffles [Exactly like King Midas intended ;-) ]. Also goes really well with HOT AND SPICY boiled live crawfish that are not meant for tourists.

If you haven't tried, you should so you at least have a frame of reference. If you like Chardonnay and mild sours then you are likely to enjoy this also.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of RBorsato
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Urk1127
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mooseisloose
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Part of a pick your own sixer from Publix. Pick your own is cheaper than buying one type, fancy that! Let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of zesty malt and sweetness. Pours into my nonic pint glass to a bright yellow with a one finger head. On the taste the mouthfeel jumps out as thick and syrupy. The taste is balanced with a sweet but tart up front followed by a heartier malt middle then a mildly bitter finish with a lingering bitterness. Very smooth and belgian-like not spicy as expected but malty and rich. Goes down too fast which at 9% is scary. Will drink again.

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