Midas Touch | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 4,839 |  Reviews: 1,657
Photo of ColdPoncho
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/07/2011

A - brilliant golden yellow body, medium white head with good retention.

S - Sweet and spicy malty notes, hint of winey dryness. That's about it.

T - Winey/grapey sweetness, backed by strict light malts. somewhere in the middle of it all there's an earthy spiciness going on. Pretty interesting, but kind of odd.

M - Smooth, but theres a harsh bite, not sure if thats carbonation or some spicy element. It's peculiar. But very smooth and decently robust.

D - well, its not bad tasting, but the harshness of the mouthfeel and the abv slow you down a bit.

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Photo of dcguitar
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of ssgunbond
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Cork and Bottle while I was picking up comic books.

Appearance- golden amber color, little to no head

Smell- grape aroma

Taste- grape flavor

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, smooth

Drinkability- ok I would probably drink it again but I think they have done better with other beers though.

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Photo of alelover
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of mjurney
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep golden color, clear. Lots of nice fine bubbles. Creamy head, lacing looks awesome on the glass.

Perfumy, hay, some touch of honey, I could smell a little grapes.

Malty up front, hay, sweet honey, touch of vanilla bean. Tart grape skin, golden raisin. Black pepper in the middle, a little warming. Smooth finish with semi sweet flowery aftertaste. Mouthfeel is kind of creamy. Carbonation is mild.

Pretty good. It's a sipper.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Bottled-on date clearly marked on neck.

Pours an ultra clear, golden honey color. A thin off-white microbubbled ring occurs. Smell is very much on the white grape side, with a slight floral quality. Tastes better than the nose, imo. The pronounced grape is tart and effervescent, like a champagne, but the honey smooths it out in the end. Maybe it feels a bit oily, but this is not a typical brew, and is suitable for what it is. The end is bitter and reminds me still of the bubbly.. an interesting brew for sure.

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Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of SCZ
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brheuer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of maddogruss
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a goldne body with no read head nad lacing that dissipates after a few sips.

S: Kind of a fruity, apple smell. Was pretty sweet.

T: Tasted like white grape juice with alcohol in it. Very interesting. Slight, sweet apple taste, but I think mostly white grapes.

M: Ok mouthfeel. Nothing major, but not too thin.

D: ok drinkability. The highly sweet taste was starting to get to me later on. May be able to have a few of these, but I do not see this as a beer you can drink a lot of in a row. Still, a good brew.

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Photo of Absolut
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Theniz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Amedlin18
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of nater919
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden color, with a small head that diminished quickly.

Smelled like grapes and white wine when cold, as it warmed honey and a sweet malt aroma became more apparent.

The grapes and honey were very apparent in the taste, especially when cold. As the beer warmed the taste seemed to smooth out a bit. There was a pleasant sweet malty finish.

Body was medium and the finish was long lasting on the pallet.

This was a very interesting beer. I would suggest sipping it and letting it warm to get the full breadth of flavors and aromas.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a copper-orange color with a thick tan head. The aroma is super strong of sweet raisins and grapes. It also has an aroma that I can’t figure out; possibly the saffron. The flavor has the sweetness of the raisins and grapes up front. The body is light-medium and smoothly sweet. It is light compared to its strength. It is almost wine-like in its sweetness. Avery tasty, complex brew. Another good beer by Dogfish Head.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of -NESTO-
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 58.1% out of 100 with 4,839 ratings
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