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: 4,925 |  Reviews: 1,681
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 Chickenhawk9932
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It is an orangish gold color with an off white foam. It is clear yet has many little floaters through out the glass that look like pulp - not unappetizing.

It smells of fresh fruit and sweet spice, different but appealing. An almost musty sweetness.

It feels wonderful in the mouth, the carbonation mutes a slight bitterness and brings the sweet spice to the forefront.

It taste full of mealy sweetness, a slightly bitter fruitness comes through at the end of a sip, then the spicey sweetness lingers luring one back. The fruits that come through are green melon and white grape.

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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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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%

Photo of fdig23
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of vma
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Theniz
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of PaulyB83
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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 MooseBoose
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of -NESTO-
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mattparsons
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of confer
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is of honey bright gold. There is no head.
In the smell the grapes really come through. It smell more like wine than beer.
Nothing bad in the flavor just a bit of sweetness followed by an alcohol burn. This is a sipper.
It has a slick fairly thick feel. I think is a decent beer with an interesting story. I'll keep a few bottles around.

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Photo of ferrari29
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from Bottle into Snifter

A - Beer has a rich golden body and poured with a 1/2 finger white head; the foam did not hold that well and dissipated rather quickly

S - Floral scents; first scent to hit the nose is sweet honey and grapes; beer also carries a subtle citrus fruit grape sourness on the back-end

T - Honey sweetness; grape juice and spices; overall a fantastic flavor and great blend of complex ingredients

M - The beer drank very easily; it was smooth down the hatch; thin consistency and slightly effervescent; could have felt more full and alive with a bit more body to it

D - Overall another fine concoction from Dogfish; I really enjoyed this beer and thought it was original and flavorful; packs a good punch of unique flavors; I would have another for sure

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Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Midas Touch from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,925 ratings