RATINGS: 2176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3626) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours slightly hazy orange hue with a nice sudsy white head. lots of carbonation going on here. white grapes, plums and other fruits in the aroma with touches of spice. Really sweet flavors with some white wine character, plums, grain malt husks, surup and honey. tastes like this beer has some age on it, but its not detracting. that may have mellowed out the sweetness a little. alcohol is well hidden and only makes a presence in your belly. still has that characteristic dfh malt bill and sweetness. pretty unique but not something i would seek out again. thanks for the free bottle whaleman!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (6529) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2005
Bottle: Sweet aroma with lots of honey. Definite mead characteristics in the aroma with a touch of hops. Pours a transparent gold with a quickly diminishing white head. Lots of honey up front with a sweet grape, apple, and honey finish. Slightly vinuous. Barely a hop presence in the finish. As it warms alcohol becomes noticeable. A little too much on the sweet side for me and definitely something a couldnt drink a lot of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 10, 2005
750 mL bottle, snifter. Tall, creamy, off-white head sits on a medium, hazy, amber-orange hued beer. Mead-like honey aroma which blends nicely with the muscat grapes. Theres some...cookie?...in the aroma as well. Herbal and spicy as well. Sweet fruits. Odd and confusing, but pleasant. Heavily sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter, somewhat dry finish. Medium body, viscous/sticky texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: strange at first, but it got its groove going after the first glass. Definitely tastes more like a wine or mead than a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sour grapes and honey. Flavor of malt, caramel, and lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2005 Deep golden honey and orange-toned body with abundant suspended particulates, visible viscosity, and a minimal white head that was reluctant to stand and faded fast. Interesting organic aroma of sweet, rich honey with floral and herbal notes. The nose has a quality that reminds me of poached pears. Initially comes across as very sweet, but some firm acidity and a subtle, but sharp bite of spice dries it out to a degree. Has some qualities of a bold white wine and a nice belly burn. Silky smooth fullness on the tongue, like warm syrup. An interesting and novel sipper. Amazingly, the distinct Dogfish Head signature still comes through. I would enjoy revisiting this from time to time, but the bottom-line is that, 9 times out of 10, Id rather drink a good mead than this. Still, I commend Dogfish Head for making this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2005
Good beer with a good story. Even though the beer is very clear, the favor is full. The aroma isof fermented grapes Good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Cellar Temp. Another beer from planet X. Aroma is skanky saison. Absolute no head whatsoever, yet it is bubbling like crazy. Settle in get used to it. Yes, you are a hippie at a gwar concert. Just hold on. OK, it is actually not bad. Rather sweet. Thick mouth feel for the clearest beer on earth! These people are magicians. It is sort of like a caramel-y or honey Riesling. DFH confuses and astounds me. In the end this is a good drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Packaged on 10/04. Aroma: some sort of honey. Is that heather honey? Very strong honey aroma. Also hints of white wine (pinot grigio). Very tantilizing. Appearance: slightly hazy copper color with a white bubbly head that dissapated by the time I typed this in. Pretty good lacing. Slow carbonation. Flavor: very original flavor. ++ for that. Ive had this a couple of times before and have finally decided to rate it. Let the taste hit various parts of the tongue. I get barley/grains at the back of the tongue. Some sort of weird sweetness at the front. Honey? But from what flowers? The aroma had kind of a heather honey scent. I dont know what white Muscat grapes taste like... saffron, hmm. Never had that in beer before. Flavor is a bit perfumy. Palate: alcohol with the swallow. (Not overpowerful). Sweet and dry at the same time. I like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Solid for what it is. Not up my alley. Incredibly sweet. An interesting mead/white wine flavor in it. Interesting beer; interesting idea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle. Very raw unrefined nose. Lots of sugars on the nose-honey et al. Taste-raw, alcohol, grape, honey, malt, caramel, and unrtefined sugar.

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