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RATINGS: 2183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pale golden beer, thin white lace. Aroma is very sweet, honeyish, some herbal spiciness in the nose as well. Flavour is quite sweet, honey, raisin, apple, lingering sweet flavour and full mouthfeel. A bit peppery in the finish. Very thick and syrupy brew in the mouth, but still manages to stay drinkable. As it warms, the beer becomes even more herbal and vineous. Great combination of wine, beer, and mead. Tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Sweet, vinous, and perfumey nose; sweet and yeasty, initially; prickly alcohol and snappy palate; flowery, dry finish and lingering grape flavor; different and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2683) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Poured a hazy orange body with a puffy head. Aroma is spices, oranges and honey. Flavor is the same with caramel and noticeable alcohol. Got syrupy in the mouth later which I like. I didnt like the finish, but I did like the lingering taste it left.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pour is golden, clear, no head. Aroma is mild, malt, and flowers. I dont mean hop flowers, this is the real deal, probably from the honey and saffron. The mouthfeel is soft and velvety, flavor of malt and muscat wine, slight hints of mead. Slightly dry. Little in the way of finish. Good beer, would beer a good beer to introduce to wine lovers who havent ever tried specialty beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small white head. Aromas of honey, spice, and a bit of the grape. Palate was light and dry. Flavors of mead,spices,and a hint of grape[actually more like raisins] with a smooth, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Appropriately golden pour, with a cap of fairly coarse yellow tingened/cream head. Lots going on in the nose. Initially, a big wave of honey sweetness. Further investigation reveals rustic bread, subtle earthy character and musk. Rather sweet flavor. Not to the point of cloying, but still a bit sticky. Lightly toasty. Some warming alcohol, but quite light in body for such a strong ale. A little bit of the grapeskin quality makes it into the finish. Bravo to Dogfish head for this boldly different beer! And much thanks to Alaskanwarren for the gift!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Highly enjoyable, far more than Id actually expected it to be. Almost a mead which has been combined with an ale. Very good introduction for those who wish to get into the mead area of drinks as this is a nice combination of the two.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Amber color with a very small white head. Taste strongly of honey, very similar to mead.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Pours amber with almost no head. Visable carbonation that disapates quickly. Taste is sweet. Can clearly recognize the grapes and the honey. Very unusual cross between a beer and a wine. Extra points for uniqueness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - NOV 10, 2005
Very sweet and unique aroma. It just smells like it is old, musty, and sweet. The most powerful aromas that my nose caught were that of grape and grain (not in that order). I got barely any head from my first pour. It looks very average. The mouthfeel on this is pretty heavy. Unfortunately, this reminds me of cheap 40oz. malt liquors. It is one of those beers that starts off bad, and gets better with each sip. Surprisingly drinkable, and overall not that bad. Keep in mind though, that these come in at around $3-$4/bottle -- and you can do a lot better for a lot less. Perhaps I am just not a fan of this rare style... but I would not suggest the Midas Touch.


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