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RATINGS: 2119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2005
I just tried a sweet Colonia Malzbier and it was so sweet and non-alcoholic as to be an anti-beer. Midas Touch is also very sweet and loaded with fruitiness but it is definitely ale. Pours bright brassy gold with a fluffy head which quickly faded leaving some nice lacing behind. Aroma was dominated by fruit esters, particularly blueberry, honey, sweet wine, yeast and malt. Taste was a nice juxtaposition of sweet berries, toasty malt, and a good hop kick. Whereas the malzbier was just syrupy sweet while this is a truly complex ale, slighty herbal but mostly sweet dextrose from the malt and a good bitter hop finish. Don’t think the saffron contributed. This is refreshing and would go nice with a light desert as a digestif.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Head quickly disappears and pours out with a wonderful copper golden color. Very sweet aroma that is like honey. Taste as it goes down is sweet and light with some spiceness it is a complicated taste as others have described. The tail though has a slight bitterness (not too bitter, but not as smooth for my own personal taste.) This is hard to get a hold of. I heard that the taste of this one was actually made as a recreation of the mead that was found in King Midas goblet. I don’t know if that is true or not, but regardless it certainly is very original in taste and very recogizable if you were given a blind taste test.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Bottle 12 oz. Pours a dark amber with a medium off-white head. Complex aroma of sweet and spice. Medium body with a chewy texture. Interesting flavor of malt, honey and yeast. Very flavorful and unique brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Bottle. This ’beer’ smells super sweet. It is definitely different. I did’t really care for it at first. The taste of honey dominated my mouth. Not what I expected at all but has a very intersting dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Pours a pale orange/gold with an unsurprisingly tiny head that quickly dissappears. Aroma is very much of wine and honey. Taste is similar, with malt up front and a sweet finish. A nice drink but it really doesn’t do it as a "beer" for me; tastes more like a sweet white wine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (391) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2005
A decent looking golden honey colored pour. The nose is sweet orangy with a little earthy honey. The taste is a vapory orange/pumpkin spice/ginger/honey/alcohol mix. Very interesting and yet another hit from Dogfish Head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Grainy cereal malt, grapes, musky honey in the aroma. Deep golden-copper coloured body is topped with a cover of fine-bubbled, off-white head that recedes to ring and leaves some streaks of lacing. Pastry-dough sweetness is undercut by saffron spiciness and the muskiness of the honey. Long sweet aftertaste fades to a toasty, bready cereal flavour with plenty of honey. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation that is gently effervescent in the mouth. Other than a mild warming effect, alcohol is never apparent. Tulip glass, cellar temp. Bottle (trade, May 2005). Thanks, jah noth!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2005
First whiff is of malty lager. But 2nd and 3rd reveal familiar DFH aroma; not sure if it’s from the yeast strain, the malt or hop varietals. Hazy gold in color. With sparse, yet steady rising bubbles. Head is white to slightly off-white. Starts out small and morphs into a ring around the edge of the glass. Very little lace. I immediately taste the saffron that is advertised on the bottle and am vindicated for identifying its taste in a select few other brews. Knowing the composition of this brew; white Muscat grapes, honey and saffron, delights my taste buds more than it they would have been otherwise. A little undercarbonated. I am very surprised that this is a 9% brew. Where my previous brew of the evening, Dark Horse Double Crooked IPA, tasted all and more of it’s 13.5%, this tastes much less than 9%. It’s a nice brew, and one that I might have appreciated more not having preceded it with a Double IPA. I could seee this as a pretty good transitional brew for somebody who likes sweet malt brews. For some reason, this reminds me a bit of Bell’s Oberon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Golden with a large white head. yeasty malt and honey aroma. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, honey sweetness, and some apple and grape notes. definately has some wine like characteristics, but overall a decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
Golden amber w/ a frothy, diminishing cream coloured head. Aroma is malty w/ notes of apple, grape, & honey. Thick, syrupy feel. Flavour is malty (bread, cookie dough), fruity (apple, grape) & sugary sweet (maple, honey). Finish is dry & warming but a touch medicinal.


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