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RATINGS: 2192   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2005
08.29.05 12oz bottle, dated November... dont know what year, but I assume its 2003; Ive had it for over a year, for sure. Slightly hazed golden pour with only a trace of a white head, no activity. Aroma is spicy and rich with honey, graham cracker, cinnamon, and some musty old grapes. The yeast is bold and doughy and reminds me a bit of the Au Courrant in the way it blends with the grapes; this is not a bad thing as it seems to add a certain buttery-oak quality that I quite like. The beer, despite a still appearance, is light and vibrant on the palate; the beer never becomes thick or cloying, it dances from salty up front to a tart-bitter finish. Flavors of yesterdays wine reduced and spiced in the pan, fragrant even after the swallow. Lingering sweetness of honeyed cereal. Odd, but another worthwhile experiment from DFH.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EKGoldings (663) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Now this is a different type of beer, as youd notice immediate with a sniff form the glass. Im no fan of mead but I liked the honey character in this one, that and the grape juice add some definate complexity. Goes very well with a cigar on the back porch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Although itll be a while before I try another one, this deserves points for style and character. More of a mead than anything, the flavor of honey and grapes make it so sweet as to be almost cloying. While not as drinkable as other Dogfish offerings, it certainly isnt lacking in personality.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle: Pours light amber with light lacy head dissapating quickly. Very similar to the imort ale in charicter, although the honey and grapes hit you at first smell. Somewhat carbonated, goes down ultra smooth with little alch retention. A must try!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2005
I purchased a new case of the 12 oz bottles in 2004 after trying an older stock (2002 i think) twice. The muscat grapes and honey are very noticeable. The first bottles out of the case seemed astringent, though the midas touch seems to age well for at least a year. I think this is one beer that varies greatly year to year. Best served unaccompanied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2005
12 oz. bottle: Pours a well carbonated, fully bubbly, transparent gold color with a white rapidly diminishing head. Aromas are of white wine and honey, more mead-like than anything. Flavor has a lot going on, overly sweet for me, sticky sweet honey overpowering, grapes, finishes only slightly bitter but again more sweetness. Great idea for a beer, that it is based on history does make it fairly interesting.

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.


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