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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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. It’s texture isn’t particularly appealing, and the rest of the brew isn’t particularly attractive, either. S: Let’s 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; it’s 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 isn’t particularly positive - and yet, the whole thing kind of works after several sips. I’m not sure if it’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7162) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Draught at the Dogfish Head Alehouse, Fairfax, VA. Cloudy orangey golden colour with a tiny white head. Sweetish malty aroma. A weak aroma. The flavour is sweetness, dry maltiness, some cidery notes and The 9% is almost unnoticeable but it warms nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1530) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Bouteille. Merci Charles. Couleur ambrée assez pâle. Arôme de Muscat incroyable, sucre et malt. En bouche, une douceur incroyable, le miel ressort en bouche et en finale. Le muscat est présent, le malt, le miel. Belle finale douce et soyeuse, peu amère. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
remice2 (62) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Cruchon ramené de Virginie, Pris chez dogfish. Arômes de miel ,céréales,safran,muscades et de sucre brun .légé coté herbeux.. en bouche c’est très crémeux,doux et facile... bref très rafraichissant ,sa coche!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (4936) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
26/IX/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ hotel room tasting Borefts 2014 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2014-1117) Thanks to Skatje for the trade!

Clear pale orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots or orange peel, bit oxidized, spicy, ginger, weird. MF: very lively carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malts, sugary, banana, metallic touch, orange peel, sourish, spicy. Aftertaste: little bitter, metallic, banana. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Aroma: intense honey, caramel, bread malts. Appearance: clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, heavy malts, soft carbonation. Overall: very nice beer, fantastic aroma, pleasant palate. Bottle from Pizza Port Bottle Shop, Carlsbad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14047) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle @ Borefts - Opening Dutch Bottles Over The Sink, Tasting 2014. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Dusty malty nose and flavor. Caramel, fruit, bread and alcohol. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (461) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Slightly perfumy with sweet honey flavor and some slight spice. Nice and smooth with some complex flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Beautiful pour. Smells like grapes, tastes like grapes. Too much grape, too much sweet. Not bad, just not my thing. Sits on the plate well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
julesjis (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Poured from a 12 and looks like a Coors Light. Tastes like a kings beverage! Has a nice sweet grape must nose and first taste. Sweet and slightly creamy mouth feel lasts a while. Very refreshing and drinkable. Not a novelity, one-off beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidhedonism (94) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Hillsboro, OR. Initial nose has Sweet Tarts and cotton candy, but after tasting, the grapes and honey come out pretty strong, reminding me of a sweet mead. The yeast imparts a subtle clove aroma. Mouthfeel starts crisp and sweet, and finishes sweet and tart. Very interesting beer. Pretty tasty!

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