Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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84
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4,833 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:
4,833
Reviews:
1,655
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
991
For Trade:
6
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Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a modest white head that dissipates into a ring around the rim.

Sweet grape, honey, grainy malt, and spices form the initial aroma. Toasted notes and underlying scents of raisin and vinous tones add complexity.

Flavor is dominated by toasted malt and slightly cloying honey, with hints of grapes adding complexity. Saffron is subtle and lightly savory. The finish is a touch dry and bready.

Body is smooth and on the full side, with moderate to low carbonation and noticeable alcohol warmth. There's a touch of tannic astringency.

Interesting brew, with more malt than I recall. Not as complex as it could've been, especially for the price. There's a diacetyl note that surfaces in the aftertaste and detracts, as well.

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Photo of GumDropButtons
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Crowbar
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of langstrom
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Bright and gold. Clear, little head with large carbonation that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Not impressive. It smells like a glass of beer you pick up the day after a party and smell for no reason at all. Well, that smell and a hint of light fruitiness.

Taste: The aftertaste is the strongest positive of this beer; it's light, fruity and pleasant. The initial flavor seems too malty and bitter. The high ABV is apparent in the flavor, and the bitterness quickly leaves and there is a subtle introduction of grapes and sweetness. For a quick moment, you wonder if you just drank champagne.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant. Feels fresh and light. Unfortunately that's not a saving grace here.

Overall: I'm disappointed by this Dogfish, and I won't likely buy it again. It tastes pleasant for its ABV, but that's also not a saving grace for a beer. The fruitiness does not do enough for the bitterness and strong taste of alcohol.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 4-pack at Table and Vine. Beer poured nicely and has a very clear, yellow appearance. Definitely lives up to the "gold" theme. Very thin head at first until nothing much was left and thin lacing. Fruity aromas of grapes and honey, along with a spice I cannot put my finger on. Definitely an attractive smell. Taste was decent; the beer was sweet with grapes and a citrus flavoring with a touch of that honey that you can smell. Nothing that made me go "wow", but it is enjoyable nonetheless. Very refreshing beer; light and crisp, but the drink warrants slow drinking thanks to its almost wine-like flavoring. Overall, an interesting drink indeed.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of LMH88
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Celtics17
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't in love with this one from Dogfish Head. I like the feel of the Belgian styles in this beer. But I don't know if I got the honey in this one. I did feel like it was a sweet beer. No hops, and not bitter at all. This beer feels like a lot of malt was used in this one.

The aroma was decent with some herbs, and a slight sweetness.
The look of this beer was light, with a slight amber look. The head was gone quickly.

Overall a solid beer, but not one of my favorites. It didn't live up to other beers from Dogfish head for me.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 4,833 ratings.
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