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RATINGS: 2046   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 This beer may be the most unique beer I have ever drank. Light carbonation and hardley any head. The story of why this beer was made and why the ingredients were used is amazing. This beer has a strong grape flavor to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Nose of grapes predominates. Some honey, flowers and other fruits in there as well. Pours a honey amber in color. Nice off-white head is a bit short, but lasts for a long time. Has a distinct DFH sweet/alcohol taste to it (a good thing). Slightly cloying. It has a very grapey finish to it, but is well worth buying. Too strong and sweet to have more than one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Clouded ambers and yellows, small white head. Nose is of honey, grapes, spice, and ending floral. Flavor is similar with additional rich notes of spiced white grapes, light caramel, and sort of an earthy floral finish. Medium to full bodied, syrupy, dry sweet finish. Definitely interesting (as most of DFH is) and worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2004
This is a good traditional Ale. Sweet, some spice, and malty flavors. Finishes smooth, creamy, and clean.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2004
12 oz. bottle. Tiny white head, puny touch of lace. fruity nose, somewhat sour, vinous. Hazy gold color. Medium body, syrupy. Honey flavors, sweet malts, dirty. sweet finish, fruity. Had this "Beer" in 750s, was,nt much then, aint much now.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2004
Bottled in June of an unknown year, I’m assuming 2003. Clear amber body with a sparse white head. Lots of carbonation bubble columns. Sweet, creamy aroma featuring figs, caramel and a heavy, dark muskiness I can’t put my finger on. The flavor and palate remind me of a "light" barleywine. It has a strong sweet presence consisting of honey and then tart grapes. The sweetness is surely the major component of the flavor, to be honest not much else gets through. Finishes with a dry, sweet and floral smoothness.
Belch Score:This beer fares well in the belch aftertaste department. As opposed to the usual hoppy taste, it brings back creamy honey. A welcome change of pace!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2004
A light golden yellow with changing refractions as the glass widens and narrows. Little white head with constant petite effervescence. Smells like a wheatfield and lots of sweet honey. Or maybe just like honey-coated breakfast cereal. How mundane are you feeling today? Ok, so it tastes like honey! Big surprise, let's see what else is in here. A sweet but firm biscuit taste and also a lot of grapes (again, big surprise). I know nothing about varietals, but this is a very juicy beer. Actually the honey flavor recedes after the initial hit. Finishes like dry bread. Aftertaste is sticky but not too cloying. This is different and good but not something I'd drink everyday.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2004
Really pretty looking rich aged amber gold cream sherry colour with a medium size shortish lasting head but with plenty of lasting bubble action. Aroma is pleasant sweetish honey but perhaps a little faint and in IMHO the weakest feature of this beer. Palate is medium bodied and really smooth and low carb considering the ongoing visible carbonation. Flavours are clearly fresh honey based with added interesting woody vinous overripe white grape yeastiness. With all these sweet flavour contributors this beer still generates plenty of balancing dryness. Superb alcohol masking only really evident from the ear afterglow. OK - it maybe brewed to impress the Chardonnay set and the commercial description of being based on something found in a tomb is corny to to say the least, but being a lover of sweet fortified wines this one really struck a chord with my sweet wine tooth. Similar to the Immort in that it could be used as an aperitif or post dinner drink. Also highly recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1896) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2004
fruity aroma. I expected this beer to be a sweeter than it was. It was mainly tart, which seemed nice initially but it did over shadow any hop flavoring that may have been there. Looked good all golden brown with an opaque look to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2004
Had long hesitated in purchase - thrown of by the description, a few bad DFH bottles and the price. Now, having someone else buy the bottle made all that disappear. Wasn't blown away, but was very happy to have enjoyed it. Much lighter and less brash that I had presumed. Some grapes and honey present as would be expected, but they seemed to integrate with other flavors rather well. Not an every day beer, but not an every day beer. Get it?


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