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RATINGS: 2114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle. Light gold color, beaten egg white head, lots of bubbles. Funky grainy, corny aroma, but with a little more depth than cheap beer skunk--doesn’t smell as thin, maybe some barley or dirt. Taste of honey, white grape juice, white wine, spices, apple. Fruity, potent sharp finish. A bit mystifyingly unsatisfying and one-dimensional though. "Elixir" is a good descriptor.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (592) - - JUN 25, 2015
Had a sample at World of Beer fest. Aroma of wine grapes. Taste is sweet: grapes, honey, and malt. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (944) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Hazy orange color with hardly any head. Aroma of fruity grapes, sweetness. Awesome taste that goes back and forth between honey, grapes, tartness. Amazing complexity. Quite sparkling carbonation. A bit boozy. I absolutely love this one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a clear golden color with moderate white head that diminishes quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma has honey, grapes, and grass. Taste is sweet with some dryness in the finish. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. The honey makes it as much of a mead as a beer. I had hoped this was another outrageous beer from Dogfish Head, but I got distracted and drank most of it, thinking it was just another beer before I paid more attention to it. Good, but not worth the premium price.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (921) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 8, 2015
Aroma: Medium-light grape, light grainy, honey Appearance: Brilliant, light gold body. Medium white head, good retention, fine bubbles. Flavour: Medium-high grape (almost sweety-like!) medium-light grainy, honey. Medium sweet. Light bitterness. Floral from alcohol. Medium-dry finish with lingering grapes and lastly a bit of floral, alcohol and saffron. Mouthfeel: Full body, velvety. Medium-low carbonation, fine, creamy. Light warming. Overall: A great beer. Very smooth at 9%! No faults. 360 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme & Lambert! 21A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1678) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma o f honey, malt sweetness and spice. Taste of malt sweetness, honey, fruit andbitof spice. Light bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of an alcohol feel. Interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smaynard6000 (768) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Mostly malty aroma with sweetness. Flavor is somewhat sweet with honey notes, bit of grape as well. Not bad, but a bit confusing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Light golden with small white head. Aroma of grapes, pilsner malt, and honey. Medium body, tannin astringency upfront, wine like alcohol warmth, and a heavy sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11434) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate biter flavor. Some nice Honey notes. Slightly alcoholic. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2226) - 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.


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