growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Wow!! Iíve had stronger ales, barley wines, and such but this one certainly has a kick. The alcohol in this one definately comes through. Pours a deep gold with a lasting white head. Strange smell when first poured, sort of like a spicey fruit smell. Sweet, honey like flavor with a deep warming effect from the 9% ABV. Easy to pick out the grapes in this one. The first Dogfish Head that I havenít flipped over. If all ancient ales were of this nature, Iíd have drank a lot less beer had I lived in those times. Drinkable and certainly worth trying, but not for me.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of BuckNaked. Description is right on for this brew. Golden ale with no head. Aroma is all over the place. White wine with some spices even a little skunk. Initial taste is very sweet honey that fades fast and finishes very dry. Little alcohol in the finish also. Can see how alot of people like this, but just isnít my style.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like a glorified bud and pours a moderate, thick, off-white head that lasts. Hints of grapes and a honey-like flavor dominate with definite hints of alcohol. Strong and complex as the flavor stays in your mouth for quite some time.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden amber, thin soapy white head. Sugared grassy hops greet the nose, along with musty honey and grapes. Easy going powerful and complex flavor. Sweet, yet bitter herbal/flowery hops. Slightly coating mouthfeel, well masked alcohol, though I get occaisional grainy alcohol hints. Good stuff!
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an orange color. Aromas of honey, white wine, apples, and alcohol. Flavor was sweet and of honey and fruit with some spice that I would guess to be the saffron but could also be from the honey. This was sweet and full bodied. Semi dry finish.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was pleasant, but not really to my liking, to be honest. Iíve never really been a fan of meads and the like, and thatís what the Midas Touch really reminds me of. This is not to say itís bad, and quite the contrary, just not to my tastes. It has an interesting variety of flavours, the most notable being saffron, which, to my lights, is not a flavour suited to beer. A good attempt, though.
Ungstrup (34226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange beer with a disappearing off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol and oranges. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, sirup, as well as hops.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting to say the least...
Pours an amber color with no head or lacing despite a vigorous pour.
Scent is rather odd, definately a grape/wine presence. How do you score a beer thatís unlike any other, though?
Flavor is much like the "Commercial Description." Itís much like a carbonated dry Chardonnay with lots of spices and malt. Interesting and complex.
Palate is a bit thin yet crisp. Again, itís like a carbonated Chardonnay. Overall, itís definately worth a try as itís different from most anything else youíve had. This will never be a "go to" beer for me, but itís a great change of pace. And for those who have panned this, realize itís an Ale and is in no way meant to be just another beer; give it some slack! My hat is off to DFH for producing it.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sorry, but this is just one strange "beer". Medium amber color with really no head to speak of and zero lacing. Aroma of simple syrup, white grapes, honey & alcohol. Cloying sweetness from the first sip that never let go or transformed into anything appealing (at least not to me). I know the history behind this beer is interesting but if it is in any way an accurate representation of an ancient Egyptian style of beer, it explains why they arenít around anymore. This one should have stayed in the tomb.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, gotta be around 2 years old, I bought it over 1 year ago. As DragonStout said, "whats that smell" Indeed a strong, pungent smell, for an instant I thought it was light struck, but this is Muscat. Very sweet, drinks like a spiced mead or desert wine. Nearly zero head. A few ounces after dinner? This would be good. No way Iím gonna finish 12oz by myself on a sunny afternoon. Overall, sweet thick beers arenít my thing. While this beer may have its place somewhere, it doesnít in my house.