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RATINGS: 2106   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 Midasí 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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a mostly clear straw color. The head is a one finger white shade. Itís texture isnít particularly appealing, and the rest of the brew isnít particularly attractive, either. S: Letís see, on the nose we have honey, grape, grains, mild diacetyl, and an herbal component. Not all of it comes together successfully - in a way, the aroma smacks of a white wine meeting a malt liquor by way of a car crash. Interesting if nothing else. T: Sweeter than the nose indicated. An initial quality of honey and grape sweetness is the first flavor noted, slightly drying out to a grainy midtaste and finish. Saffron notes mildly augment things throughout. The whole "malt liquor-cum-white wine via car crash" descriptor I threw out before suits the flavor profile perfectly; itís a combination that sounds horrid, but the end result is only rather blah. M: A bit heavy on the tongue, aided by its initial sweetness. It becomes very dry past the midtaste, and actually very easy to drink. Carbonation is mostly covered up by the syrupy qualities. O: Why the disparity between the smell/taste and overall scores? This is a simple example of a brew greater than the sum of its parts. My initial opinion of the aroma and flavor profile isnít particularly positive - and yet, the whole thing kind of works after several sips. Iím not sure if itís because the dry finish gives it great drinkability for 9% or what not, but it ends up being pretty decent. I can see wine drinkers enjoying this a lot.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, honey, fruit (notably grapes & apples), and spice; A bit sweet - but decent.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnsofistaCat (239) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
Beer on the front end, mead on the back end, its like Cleopatra sitting on my face in the back on an ancient chariot.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
markkono (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Virtually no smell but taste is sweet. Took the recommendation of my hostess for a smaller beer than the Burton Baton I just finished but it is only 1% less in alcohol. Hindsight would find me ordering another Burton only due to the sweetness but the taste is pleasant. Being a hophead who finds a beer that smells like cat pee appealing I would still recommend this for people who want a sweeter ale that packs a punch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (25) - - APR 16, 2015
Bottled on 10/23/14. I am reviewing it as I drink it now. Aroma is apple like and boozy with some honey and bread. Taste is Chardonnay and peppery bread. Some lacing on the glass. Tiny bubbles on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (363) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
BOD 1/6/15. Pours a clear slightly amber gold. Below normal head volume, retention and lacing. Interesting nose with both beer and mead qualities. Notes of barley malt, honey and grapes. Light medium body with a somewhat smooth texture. Normal carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The flavor profile is surprising. I was expecting much more of a honey influence. It begins with a mish mash of flavors at a reasonable intensity level that reminds me of a bitter white wine. Grapes are noted, but the main flavor component is a medicinal note that comes in the middle and lingers through the finish. Towards the finish, you detect a soft honey sweetness in the background, but not enough to provide balance. The finish is slightly dry and the medicinal off flavor lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (818) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Bottled on 02/07/14. Pours a clear, golden yellow/orange with a thin, bubbly, white head and very fine sediment. Aroma has notes of reminiscent of Innis & Gunn. Almost oaky with sweet notes of mild spice, and fruity esters. Taste is balanced but on the malty side. Starts out with caramel, and that woody/oak-ness then moves to some mild, sweet spice and floral, then a bit of white wine on a dry finish. Really complex. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy in the mouth with no trace of alcohol. Overall a really interesting beer. Not a hint of 9% abv. Earthy/woody notes with caramel, and a touch of sweetness. Complex.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (434) - - APR 1, 2015
Medium amber, evanescent head, fizzy, no lace. Full body, richly flavored to reach a perfect balance, highly carbonated, well proportioned heat despite 9% abv, bright and cleansing palate, long aftertaste. High bitterness disguises underlying sweetness, acidity provides the other leg. Complex if not indulgent flavors, yeasty, citrusy (lemony), apricot finish, not very sweet honey. Nice rediscovery of one of the first beers I had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (996) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pale golden color, thin white head. Grape , herbs and malt in aroma. Sweet malty taste with floral and honey notes. I expected more.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (899) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle at Hotel Room Tasting Borefts 2014. Clear golden apperance. Honey, bread, offtaste I cannot explain, some metal. Not too special.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LuckyDog (605) - - MAR 23, 2015
Tastes a little like a sparkling mead. Sweet, somewhat spicy. Not sure what to compare it to. Worth a sample.


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