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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Midas Touch Golden Elixir is a beverage based on the residue found on the drinking vessels in King Midas’ 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2005
This beer really helps me differentiate between the bitterness of yeast and that of hops. Golden ginger colored candy. No head. Not still but no retention. Massively sweet aroma. Slight cucumber and lavender (saffron?) around the edges. Chemical grapes. Sweeeeeet!!!! Primary sweetness carries over to the mouth. Promounced dryness on the edges, sweet as rock candy in the middle. Like mead without the mead I think. Juggernaut honey aftertaste. All the dryness is engulfed in the sweet afterpalate that drags on and on. Tiny biscuit at the end. Mouthfeel exceptional

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2005
I couldn’t pass this up when it was the in the closeout section for only $4. I was concerned about the clear bottle, but there were no problems in the beer. The aroma is an odd but pleasant combination of honey, or mead, and sweet white wine. The beer is very thick, hazy brown, and there is almost no head, even though there was carbonation in the bottle. Very sweet flavor. It is closer to a mead than it is to what we generally think of as beer, and the white wine is there as well but not nearly so prominent as it is in the aroma. The flavor remains sweet throughout, but the beer left my mouth unpleasantly dry. A one of a kind and I am glad I tried it, but it is a beer better suited to 12oz bottles rather than he 750 I picked up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Looks like whiskey in the glass, almost no head, fades quickly. Aroma is of mead and raisons. Flavor is sweet, honey, grapes and spice. Very nice, very interesting, alcohol is well hidden. Texture is smooth, medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2005
The beer after its disinterment from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a deep copper color with a modest off white head and the lace a thin veil to conceal the glass. Nose has the aroma of honey, quite sweet with a slight hint of fusel alcohol also a bit grassy, start is sweet with a bountiful grain presence, and the top is moderate in feel. Finish has a determined acidity, the hops pleasantly spicy and the aftertaste dry, alcohol warming noticed, a quite nice beer, as I need a big beer today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Nice. Sweet, malty, hoppy, big citrus, but more than that. Almost a belguin style... good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
pours thick with medium amber appearance...no head....aroma of honey, hops, spices, sugary malts...flavor of a mead...honey, spices, sugars, and grapes (like a very sweat belgian with extra honey)...great palate i really liked this brew, but can only handle a bit at a time

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
For my taste this was just too sweet and fruity, and the alcohol wasn’t too noticeable but all together I had trouble finishing this bottle it just didn’t agree with me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
very sweet, smooth and just plain good. The honey flavor is great but the nine percent was a real surprise- another winner from dogfish head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Pours a clear medium amber with a quickly dissipating off-white head with nice legs. Aroma is of honey, chardonay grapes, cinnamon and higher alcohols. Body is med. light. Flavor is med. sweet with some spiciness in the back of the throat. Can’t say that the alcohol is well hidden. The muscat grapes come out a little bit in the finish. Obviously no bitterness but as a whole it is well balanced. Interesting to say the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Pours a golden copperish light color with a tiny quick fading white head. Aroma is very sweet with honey and grape dominance, with a hint of spice and alcohol. Taste is a mixture of bitter sweet honey with grapes. Alcohol can be slightly detected in rear of tongue. Different is the best way to describe this one. Not bad overall.

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