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RATINGS: 2164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (399) - 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 (4544) - 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 (2384) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Gold-purple pour. Aroma is a malty grape. Sweet. After the pour, the alchohol seemingly danced about. Honey is the dominant feature here with other fruits. Sweet and enjoyable. Very smooth ALchohol warms the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 24, 2005
Gold looking ale with rather small head. Aroma is combination of yeast and malt, alcohol is present as well but behind rest which is fine with me. Light white grape character, warming alcohol. Potent beer but pleasant to drink nether less. It is better than it looks on the paper from my description.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10793) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Winey aroma, lace, hoppy plumb white grape content. Alcohol drying that cleas the palate. Meadiness. If I want fruit wine, I will have that. If I want mead, I will obtain that. Apple taste on finish. I guess unique with some dinner. OK, had it. Thanks JoeyC.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
Robe blonde sans mousse. Arômes légers de raisins blancs. Saveurs d,épices. Rondeur de vin blanc. Longue en bouche. Très intéressante.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Obtained this in a trade with Jonathan3485. Pours beautiful golden color with a decent white head that dissipates to a film and laces the glass a little on the way down. Aroma is honey and maybe a little apple. Flavor is quite sweet and fruity. You can definitely taste the honey and some grape flavor comes through as well. I can say that this was the most wine-like brew I’ve ever had. On the palate it is very full for a beer of it’s color. I think the cool thing about this beer is that it is golden with this much flavor. Still it wasn’t my favorite flavor combination it was a little sweet for my taste.


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