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RATINGS: 2176   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Gold. Bubbly, white head. Beautiful the way the color changes from pale to deep gold as it pours, with a decent head, also. Been a while since I had this one. Nose of the four ingredients listed, grapes and barley the most prominent. Sweet flavor up front and very dry, wine-like finish. Full body, perfect carbonation level. Complex brew. Excellent. Definitely underrated at 3.59. Worth its weight in gold, Midas would be happy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Medium amber honey color body with fast dissipearing head.. wait, its gone. Clear with few bubbles. The muscat really comes through in the aroma. Strong honey up front in the flavor, followed by the muscat grape. Smooth and creamy, almost chewy mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Nice hint of warming, light spice in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Pour is clear golden yellow with thin, almost nonexistant head...smell is grapes, alcohol, and honey...taste is sickeningly sweet with honey, grapes, alcohol...cloying finish...this has an aweful aftertaste too...wish I could describe it other than candy vomit...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Best beer ive had in a long time. aroma was very nice reminded me of mead. golden color. When it hits your tongue its like a roller coaster all the way to the back of your tongue. Sweet up front, a little bitter in the middle with a sweet tang in the finish. The finish had a lagery taste mixed with a mead like sweetness. Excellent beer.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dogfishhead (3) - TINLEY PARK, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2005 does not count
I feel that MIdas Touch is the best beer in the world. It has captured the wine and beer world simultaneously. Because it uses muscat grapes which are used for white wine and combines it with a belgian tasting yeast and malt, you get an oak taste while eliminating the excessive sweet and sour taste of wine. The grape, hops, malt, and yeast round out the beer giving the drinker the great sweetness of wine and the crisp bitterness of a malty ale. Robert Donahue

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Poured a nice golden color with a head that disappeared almost instantly. Aroma of grapes, honey and slight alcohol. Different but I enjoyed it. Along the lines of a very enjoyable white wine (and Im not really a wine fan). The concept of the beer is cool too. Way to go Dogfish Head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Clear and golden with a white head. Yeasty honey aroma with a kind of female muskiness. Sweet. Flavors of wood, white grapes, some mushy apple. Interesting. I dont get any saffron.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2005
I just tried a sweet Colonia Malzbier and it was so sweet and non-alcoholic as to be an anti-beer. Midas Touch is also very sweet and loaded with fruitiness but it is definitely ale. Pours bright brassy gold with a fluffy head which quickly faded leaving some nice lacing behind. Aroma was dominated by fruit esters, particularly blueberry, honey, sweet wine, yeast and malt. Taste was a nice juxtaposition of sweet berries, toasty malt, and a good hop kick. Whereas the malzbier was just syrupy sweet while this is a truly complex ale, slighty herbal but mostly sweet dextrose from the malt and a good bitter hop finish. Dont think the saffron contributed. This is refreshing and would go nice with a light desert as a digestif.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
Head quickly disappears and pours out with a wonderful copper golden color. Very sweet aroma that is like honey. Taste as it goes down is sweet and light with some spiceness it is a complicated taste as others have described. The tail though has a slight bitterness (not too bitter, but not as smooth for my own personal taste.) This is hard to get a hold of. I heard that the taste of this one was actually made as a recreation of the mead that was found in King Midas goblet. I dont know if that is true or not, but regardless it certainly is very original in taste and very recogizable if you were given a blind taste test.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13906) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Bottle 12 oz. Pours a dark amber with a medium off-white head. Complex aroma of sweet and spice. Medium body with a chewy texture. Interesting flavor of malt, honey and yeast. Very flavorful and unique brew.


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