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RATINGS: 2061   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, perfumy, fruity (pear, peach, grape), slight honey. Taste is honey sweet, some fruity (wine grape), and surprisingly, bitter (earthy/floral). Medium-full body, semi-dry finish. The grape flavor lingers, so that a couple of minutes after drinking, you'd think you'd just had wine, not beer. Excellent experiment, very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, honey and sweet grapes. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 230812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. [thank you after4ever]Pours a clear metallic golden with a very fizzy head that immediatly disappears. Aroma is honey-sweet, vinious, some apples and something more sour. Mouthfeel is very nice, slightly spritzy, but manages to fill up my mouth. Flavour is very nice. There is sweet with that slight tartness that honey gives. Then some white whine feel comes through. The finish is dry with a clear feel of herbs and apples as well as a slight peppery bitterness. They were certainly not lying when they claim this is a mix between beer, wine and mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, honey, plum, yeast and spices. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, honey, hops, spices with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12oz bottle-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is sweet grain/light malt, light fruit. Taste is sweet grain/light malt, light fruit, herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11069) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Packaged in "1". I’ve had the bottle for at least three years. Aroma of wine and dark fruits. Hazy golden apricot color, with no head. Starts a bit sweet, a little sour hits the back of the mouth, then some biscuity sweetness comes back. Maybe a little raisin. Decent mouthfeel. The sour plays up again, it goes away, some sort of breadiness, then the dryness alternates with that light sweetness. The alcohol is noticeable. This is something that could easily come from the Belgians. But from the Phrygians? What would they have used for yeast? What fell out of the air? If the stones could speak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10970) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2009
Thin (almost no) head. Sweet, fruity odor. The beer tastes strongly of grapes and the honey makes it very sweet. Very riich, strong. I picked up a bottle at a WholeFoods in NYC. Overall a delicious beer worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a clear dark golden color with a thin white head. S: Intensely sweet like corn syrup and honey. The grapes provide additional sweetness that probably isn’t really necessary. Floral and slightly spicy provide some opposition to the intense sugary character. T: Lots of sweet white grape flavor, apple juice, corn syrup and honey. There is actually a bit of caramel/malt character on the palate, too. A light floral note and just a hint of spice. M: The body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation. D: Despite the intense sweetness, it didn’t become cloying or overbearing, which is sort of rare for a Dogfish Head beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009
Date: February 08, 2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ziggy’s, Chattanooga
Appearance: opaque orange, big frothy white head
Aroma: sweet tart fruity aroma
Flavor: wine flavor on a sweet mead-like honey malt base, slight hint of alcohol, a fair amount of bitterness that comes and goes especially after warming a bit.
Overall: Based on molecular analysis of residue found on a ancient drinking vessel belived to be used by king Midas. A blend of barley, honey, white muscat grapes, and saffron.

Date: September 10, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: summits woodstock
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma with a big grape character and lots of honey sweetness
Flavor: sweet honey flavor, lots of nice spicyness, light bitterness, good balance between the honey and spicyness

Date: April 11, 2009
Mode: draft
Words: tarppeze
Appearance: clear gold, frothy off white head, drippy sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet grape aroma, lots of honey sweetness
Flavor: sweet honey flavor, touch of grape skin character, light bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10831) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2011
cloudy orange, smooth white head. sweet malty, sweet sugary, flavor is sweet, flowery, alc. bitter.

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