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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Ratings: 4,833 |  Reviews: 1,655
Photo of Skillet
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyNole
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, spices, yeast, herbal notes, and slight alcohol. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Herbed / Spiced Beer. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, spice, earthiness, herbs, and slight yeast. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of darktronica
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Dogfish Head conical glass. Pours a clear golden, which when held up to light looks peach colored. Very little head that disappears immediately; a swirl leaves some oily short-lived lacing. A lager/wine/champagne smell. Smooth taste, sort of like a strong lager to me. Mild alcohol present, with light carbonation and small bubbles rising, medium feel. Definitely a one-timer, glad I tried it but we'll leave it at that.

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Photo of EMH73
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange with a very thin white head that left no lacing. Smells of honey, herbs, wine and sweet malts. Taste follows the nose along with an additional sour note. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, finishes dry. An interesting beer but not something that I would revisit.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emeyer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psdonnelly
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.12/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle. Decent for one-time try, but not up my alley. (Would drink on desert island.) Fairly alcohol-y. I get the wine/mead/sour fruit.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange gold with a small head. Smells of grapes, honey, and wine. Tastes of wine, honey, and barley. Medium light mouthfeel with light carbonation. Overall a good slightly sweet, slightly tart beer with hints of wine.

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Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StretchZep
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - bright yellow no real head but some big bubbles along the side
Smell - musty golden ale wig some sweet honey
Taste - bright golden ale taste with some herbs, I guess that's the saffron.
Feel - crisp but full body
Overall - if this is what they drank way back they made some good beverages.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Pours a honey orange color, a short ring of white head, alcohol legs visible, bubbles streaming to the top.
Aroma - Herbal, moscato, grain, rose.
Taste - White grape, sweet honey, earthy, quick sour note, a very mild green tea, herbal bitterness, bread crust, dry biscuity aftertaste. All of the flavors compliment each other very well.
Feel - Medium bodied, starts out slightly syrupy but finishes dry. Fine carbonation gives a crisp mouthfeel.

Overall - A polarizing beer. I pray Dogfish Head never stops making this. Hard to find a beer this complex that is so easy to drink. World class.

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