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Dogfish Head Midas Touch Golden Elixir

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RATINGS: 2148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Midas Touch Golden Elixir is a beverage based on the residue found on the drinking vessels in King Midasí tomb. Our recipe highlights the known ingredients of barley, white Muscat grapes, honey and saffron. Somehwere between a beer, wine and mead, this smooth, dry ale will please with Chardonnay or I.P.A. drinker alike.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (438) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bright golden with a slight hazy and thin white head. Sweet aroma with a bit of funk. Flavors of grape, wild yeast, and honey. Nice,

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ffbot (171) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2016
The taste to this is all a beer lover could dream of. The balance of bitter and sweet, with a funky side taste, is great. Earthy, grape peel, herbs, and different complex sweetness-es attack your taste buds.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjdevel (11) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Nice clear golden color 1-2 finger head when pouring form a 12 oz. bottle. Great head retention - many bubbles streaming up from the bottom. Foam is thick as it sticks to the side when the glass is swirled. Smells of tart fruit (apple/cherry) and some caramel malts. Just a slight vinegar hint. Also a slight herbal and pepper undertones. At first there is only a slight bitterness experienced before the alcohol sets in. There is a slight medicinal flavor soon after. Mixed in are flavors of apples, peach, cherry, white grape. There is a decent amount of floral hop notes in the middle and towards the end. Quite a sweet finish. Light to medium mouthfeel. This beer remains foamy throughout and effervescent on the tongue. Very good and fruity. Some bitterness and tart fruit, but well balanced out with sweetness.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sirmixsomewhat (169) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
The label tells you it includes honey, and the honey is what makes this so smooth. If it werenít for all the other ingredients that remind you youíre drinking beer and NOT honey, youíd think you were guzzling from one of those plastic bears. The sweetness is kept in check by the saffron and other fun stuff included and I would drink this beer every day for a long time if I could.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. Not much of an aroma but a hint of sweetness. Taste is semi-sweet with notes of honey and some grapes. Nice texture, very smooth and silky. Finishes with a nice warm feeling. Flavors are not very prominent but they are noticeable. Very enjoyable but just a tad too sweet for my liking.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Rather boring to me other than the 9% abv. Deep golden color with white head. Aroma of slightly sweet barley. Taste is honey, barley, a little bitter. Not bad. Just bleh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1510) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle, pours clear, straw gold, bubbly white head. Aroma is honeycomb, cara malts, herbal, floral notes, finish is lightly bitter with pleasant alcohol warmth. Light bodied, oily texture, carbonation is soft to flat. Could be mistaken for a Belgian triple.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
c1raider (100) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2015
A fun drinking, uniquely inspired, beer that delivers an underwhelming, and yet intriguing, flavor. Light, moderate high carbonation, barely, fruity. I wouldnít buy this beer again but its worth a try for this who havenít.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (397) - USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pours a light honey into the glass, and a two-finger, soapy white head dissipates into a thin layer on the surface in only a minute. The aroma is bland, light grapes and dough, but nothing as intense as Iíd hoped considering the deScription on the label. The first sip brings the aroma around and although itís intensified,itís underwhelming to the grainy flavor in the foundation. The taste is fairly sweet, but not in a positive way. The whole flavor profile just doesnít work for me. Itís not smooth, the flavors and finish seem to be at odds throughout the glass. Not a re-purchase for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle in LA. Pale straw, thin head fades very fast. Smells boozy and belgian, a bit like a tripel. Drinks a bit like a tripel, moderate carbonation, aroma pretty muted. Dry from start to finish. Boozy finish with some bitterness and a note reminiscent of wine or mead. Would benefit from more carbonation and more yeast-derived flavours (like a belgian tripel). Interesting idea but I donít think this works. Glad I tried a bottle of this and didnít brew 20L of it like Iíd been considering!


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