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RATINGS: 2083   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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   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. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2279) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber, frothy rim head, streaks of lace. Taste is clean malt that grows, adding a little sweet in the palate, before covering everything with assertive, edgy carbonation on the swallow. Sweet re-emerges in a medium finish. A heavy brew in the stomach, not at all usual, but also, not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsmanigold (22) - - DEC 10, 2014
Sweet beer, can taste saffron, grapes and a little honey. The flavor lingers a little too long for my taste. This beer has definitely got an odd flavor to it. It is worth experiencing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eberndt (196) - - NOV 28, 2014
Earthy aroma and clear golden color when poured. Tasted earthy with a very sweet finish. Probably could have done without the grape but interesting beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (228) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a light orange gold with a decent head that dissipates into a ring of film. Aromas: hay, cereal, floral, dough, and green grapes. Taste is pretty balanced but sour wins out. Palate is fairly clean, Good fun.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewhemia (35) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
Really nice almost shining golden color with a small white head. Aroma of honey and maybe spearmint. Sweet honey and almond taste with a light sourness. Not as good a taste as I had hoped from the looks and the aroma, but very interesting none the less. A taste of safran lingers on the toungue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Really interesting beer that I could drink daily. Its smooth and dry which has hints of grapes and honey. Really nice aroma and appearance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Highly interesting beverage filled with smells and tastes, most noticably green grapes, spices and a little bit of cider. Sweet and tart, both in pleasant amounts. Fairly alcoholic, which becomes less noticeable with each sip. More interesting than good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (2822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
33cl bottle from Dukeís, London. It pours a clean deep golden color with a tiny white head that dissipates completely very wuickly. Aroma is sweet, bold, slightly boozy, with notes of white grapes, white wine, cedar wood, saffrom, almonds. taste is mostly sweet upfront with more notes of white wine, grape skins, saffron, almonds, strawberry jam and toasted bread. Finishes quite tart and fruty, light citrus notes. Full bodied with sparkling carbonation. Overall, really tasty and interesting, could be more drinkable with a lower ABV I think

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1506) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2014
Cervesa molt aromŗtica, es noten aromes a raŪm, en boca tambť es nota el raŪm perÚ tambť el toc dolÁ i altres sabors que la fan molt complexa. Cerveza muy aromŠtica, se notan aromas a uva, en boca tambiťn se nota la uva pero tambiťn el toque dulce y otros sabores que la hacen muy compleja.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7370) - 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

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