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RATINGS: 2143   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a mostly clear straw color. The head is a one finger white shade. It’s texture isn’t particularly appealing, and the rest of the brew isn’t particularly attractive, either. S: Let’s see, on the nose we have honey, grape, grains, mild diacetyl, and an herbal component. Not all of it comes together successfully - in a way, the aroma smacks of a white wine meeting a malt liquor by way of a car crash. Interesting if nothing else. T: Sweeter than the nose indicated. An initial quality of honey and grape sweetness is the first flavor noted, slightly drying out to a grainy midtaste and finish. Saffron notes mildly augment things throughout. The whole "malt liquor-cum-white wine via car crash" descriptor I threw out before suits the flavor profile perfectly; it’s a combination that sounds horrid, but the end result is only rather blah. M: A bit heavy on the tongue, aided by its initial sweetness. It becomes very dry past the midtaste, and actually very easy to drink. Carbonation is mostly covered up by the syrupy qualities. O: Why the disparity between the smell/taste and overall scores? This is a simple example of a brew greater than the sum of its parts. My initial opinion of the aroma and flavor profile isn’t particularly positive - and yet, the whole thing kind of works after several sips. I’m not sure if it’s because the dry finish gives it great drinkability for 9% or what not, but it ends up being pretty decent. I can see wine drinkers enjoying this a lot.


3.1
rami_pl (4194) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Midas Touch by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery at Kamienica Hoża 41 No troche jak utleniona dipa ze sladem winogron i bez szafranu. Miod dominuje. Ale nie jak w braggocie tylko jak z utlenienia... alko schowa

3.6
nickel (1218) - UKRAINE - OCT 1, 2017
Aroma: grape, malt, and notes of wood Taste: saturated flavor of grape and malt, notes of honey.Interesting beer very much alike wine

3.7
Bacchus66 (875) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2017
12oz bottle, found at a grocery store in Moncks Corner. Hazy golden amber with a thin white head. Raisins, grapes, prunes, mid-palate sweetness, ginger, wine. Full bodied with evident alcohol. Drying finish. Take some time with this one, unusual but very good.

2.8
dorain (514) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-11 getrunken. Wird wohl mit weiße Muskattrauben, Honig und Safran gebraut. Klingt spannend und schmeckt auch echt gut. Allerdings wirkt es recht schnell etwas langweilig. Aber das ist heulen auf hohen Niveau.

2.9
androman (2765) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2017
UT090917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Nose is Vegetables. Banana, biscuits, glue. Medium to heavy sweet, light fruity sour. Medium lasting fruity medium bittersweet. Light body, slick, medium carb. Bit heavy 635312

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Vighals (4331) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2017
Noe tåkete gylden brun farge med minimalt hvitt skum. Lite lukt. Maltig, korn og noe urter. Lett. Noe blomsterbitter smak. middels lang.

3.7
commonmac (1311) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2017
12oz bottle shared by commonshawn. Combined in Moeder Lambic snifter glass. Golden orange color with a quick to dissipate white head. Nose is mostly bringing to mind sweet malty notes with a little but of a dark fruit, wine like presence. Taste follows suit with a sugary, malty sweetness. Kind of an odd sticky and syrupy feeling. Some dark fruit. I can see why the description implies a wine drinker would venture down its path. Alcohol burn towards the end. A few too many touches of these will definitely sneak up on you.

3.8
Beese (3064) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza, Canada Water. Really lovely and fruity beer. Soft fruit and some grain in the flavour.

3.7
mrjez (659) - Osaka, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle at Mugishutei, Sapporo, can't locate date on bottle. Pours a cloudy deep orange gold, low head. Alcohol aroma at first, then honey, grapes, spice, perfume. All the notes in the flavour hit simultaneously, a lot to unpack. Sweet honey with booze warmth, slightly oxidized, plenty of grape tartness and strong ale malt lingering. Medium body with decent up front fizz, but shifts to warmth and smooth like a honey tea for a cold but with a dry finish. Very interesting, tastes like it might have a bit of time behind it which works just fine.

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coachd (898) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Disappointing typical macro pilsner-like aroma. Slightly darker than gold with an off white head. Tastes like green grapes and honey with a sparkling wine palate. Interesting, worth trying, bought a single, I wouldn't want a 4 pack.


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