Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on: 01/06/11 C

A: Pours a golden straw yellow with a quickly fading head

S: Definitely get some of that muscat grape smell up front along with honey sweetness and lemon zest (maybe the saffron?)

T: Some winey notes from the grapes followed by a fairly decent sweetness no doubt brought about by the honey. Dries out quite a bit towards the end due to the alcohol, but the alcohol doesn't linger at all, nor does it really show up anywhere else

M: Light body with moderate carbonation, deceivingly heavy and hearty

D/O: Definitely glad this comes in 4-packs and not 6-packs because of the abv, I'd be in trouble with the latter! This is definitely another solid brew from DFH

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very clear, bright yellow color. Light head with light lacing.

S: It really does not have a distinct smell to me. I smell a small amount of malt along with honey and wheat. Nothing is overpowering and the smell doesn't make me super excited to drink it.

T:Again, another extremely unique beer from Dogfish Head. It has a grape taste that reminds me of a sweet white wine but with a beer afterkick. The finish isn't my favorite but I think it's a good taste; very sweet and enjoyable.

M: Good mouthfeel, medium thickness with a smooth flow through the pallet.

O:Overall I really like this beer! Never tasted one like this which makes it interesting and unforgetable.

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12 oz. clay amphora poured into a wooden mazer.
Ok, not exactly. ;-)

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color, with light white head and some visible carbonation.

Smell: Somewhat sweet, honey/fruit (grape?)-like aroma. Not too strong, maybe a bit like an Asti with some malts thrown in.

Taste: Elements of honey, grapes, malted grains, and hops (I think?). A rather unique taste, but all the elements are blended together well, yet still discernable, with a nice complexity. A good balance. Maybe a *slight* bit of alcohol in the aftertaste, but I might just be imagining things.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with minimal carbonation. Quite smooth.

Drinkability: Though a bit of an oddity, it's still a really easy beer to drink. The alcohol (though being 9%) is not really noticable in the taste.

Though this may be a bit sweet for some, it is far from being excessive. I bought this totally for the historical/"novelty" factor: it is based off of a recipe derived (probably with a fair amount of liberty) from beer residue in an ancient tomb! Imagine a dry Mead meeting an Asti Spumante meeting an Ale! Definitely worth a try if you have the opportunity.

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,870 ratings
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