Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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84
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4,805 Ratings
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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:
4,805
Reviews:
1,649
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
976
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 4,805 |  Reviews: 1,649
Photo of OysterMonkey
1.66/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A- Nothing special on the pour. Decent golden color, some foam, not much retention.

S- Spicy, but not in a good way. More like pungent. Grape smell dominates. I don't think this beer is for me.

T- Putrid. Really very bad. The grape flavor dominates, and to me it tastes more like fake grape flavoring.

M- OK mouthfeel, fairly smooth, but nothing special.

This beer probably seemed like a good idea, but I thought it was really awful. I couldn't even finish it.

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Photo of bobhits
1.67/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Honey, apples juice, a few bubbles, and virtually no head what so ever. Not much to look at.

Grapes, honey, and alcohol. I don't recall honey being in the mix here, but I'm certainly getting a sweet note similar to it. Reminds me of a fruity white wine. Interesting...but not sure what to think of it.

A huge alcohol kick, then white wine and a sweet flavor I cannot place. I have no idea what saffron is so I'll go with that? Wow this is only 9%? I would have guessed 12-13% at least, maybe even 15%. An awful job hiding the alcohol.

This beer has just a touch of carbonation, burns, and is pretty darn thick. Not really creamy.

I had this a few years ago when it first came out, wasn't a fan then but it's been years so I figured I should try again. Well...umm seems first responses don't always change.

A huge applause for the work that dogfish put into this. You can tell from the start they really worked hard to make this stuff. Sadly it's just not for me.

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Photo of Chico1985
1.69/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottle date is 6-30-10. Pours perfectly see through amber orange, small white head turns to ring and cap. Plenty of slow rising carbonation bubbles.

First thing that comes to mind upon smelling is a bready macro scent. Once it warms it's followed by huge floral notes and sickeningly sweet fruit.

A completely messy, awful mix of flowers, perfume, bread and honey, white wine, finishing with a lingering taste of cheap vodka. Heat burns in my chest like I just had a shitty mixed drink. IT BURNS!!!

I had high hopes for this for some reason. I got about 6oz in before a drainpour which I rarely do. I can't understand how anyone could enjoy this.

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Photo of Adkins1203
1.75/5  rDev -53%

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1.75/5  rDev -53%

Photo of maskednegator
1.8/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Chardonay.
Smell: Vinous. Sour apples, yeasty funk.
Taste: Grapes, dill pickles, must.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, no carbonation.
Drinkability: Boozy, sour, old-tasting. Decidedly not for me.
Verdict: This beer was made on a recipe based off of molecular analyzation of the residue inside flasks found in King Midas's tomb. I'm thankful we have come along so far in the millenia that have passed.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.81/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. I know I'm in minority but not a big fan of Dogfish Head but tried keeping open mind.

A: beautiful deep gold color, no head

S: grapes led to faint hop aroma

T: mild grape flavor and not much else

M: full mouthfeel with high carbonation and warmth

D: will only ever drink this one

Overall way too much like wine/champagne for me. I prefer medium to full body ales.

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Photo of FrognutUnl
1.96/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I hope I don't get labeled a beer terrorist for this review, but this beer was not for me. The first thing I noticed was the horrible odor of urine. This beer smells and looks and smells like urine. The taste is a little sweet for my tastes and the flavor of the saffron didn't win me over. This is an resounding "No" from me.

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 4,805 ratings.
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