RATINGS: 2192   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 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. Its texture isnt particularly appealing, and the rest of the brew isnt particularly attractive, either. S: Lets 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; its 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 isnt particularly positive - and yet, the whole thing kind of works after several sips. Im not sure if its 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (1096) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Pours a clear, copper-gold, with minimal head. Aroma has some fruit, but is primarily grassy. Flavor is also grassy, but with some sweetness, a touch of wine-sourness, and an almost witbier-like chemically aftertaste. Interesting, though not something Id want on a regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2017
12 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pourbusba darker golden orange with a thin ring of head that leaves a few soapy spots of lace. The aroma is really sweet. There is a strong honey sweetness and lots of dark fruits. Its got a strange herbal aspect to it that Im not crazy about. The flavor is much of the same. The sweetness and the honey really work with the dark fruits. Its got a little zing of herbalness and a touch of honey. The mouth feel is light and clean with a soft carbonation and a lingeringly malty with a dark fruit and honey note on the back end. The sweetness of the fruits is strange. Not the best beer, thats for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1802) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is sweet, raisins, bread, dark fruit, sugar, honey, not bad. Appearance is amber golden, off white head, mostly clear. Taste is honey, dry, raisins, sweet, dark fruit, bready, not bad. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, almost woody and raisin dry aftertaste. Overall, its not nearly as bad as expected, but Im happy to have gotten it out of the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 16, 2017
While you can only guess at the true authenticity of the origins of a beer like Midas Touch, theres no denying how fun it is to try Traditional beer styles. As the name suggests, Midas Touch is gold-colored. As you might expect for a beer brewed with malt, grape must, and honey, Midas Touch ends up tasting like a mix of beer, wine, and mead. Its fruity, semi-sweet, and a bit spicy. I couldnt tell if the latter taste was from the hops or from the added spices. In any case, this is a refreshing brew that drinks easy and finishes bone dry. If Egyptian beer was truly like this, being paid with beer wouldnt have been a bad deal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
meccahh69lol (160) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2017
Ordered at a restaurant and it came out in a tiny little choad glass that was adorable. Its aroma is a little sweet and syrupy. The appearance is golden and clear. The taste is sweet, spicy and meady with a lingering sweet honey aftertaste. Overall, this one was interesting, particularly historically, but its not something I would want to drink regularly and am honestly glad I got it at a bar as opposed to a 4 or 6 pack cause it was good as a one off, but isnt something I would favor typically. Good for starting off a trio of reviews after a lovely night out with your beloved.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
Malt grassy hop aroma. Murky Amber colour good head and lacing. Honey malt herbal flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1855) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
Slowbeer bottle(1-Mar-17)Lemonade,light funk aroma.Cloudy amber,poor head and suds lacing. Sweet funk herbal medicinal flavour. Bitter funk herbal finish and spice fruit medicinal aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
Aroma: initial honey funk and bandaid followed by sweet malt App: hazy golden, tiny flat head Flavour: deep honey and light spice giving way to Muscat raisin Palate: medium pallet and finishes fast but clean ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (431) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is mostly honey and a good amount of grape with some toffee. Taste is a lot of honey, white grapes, spice, sweet malt, and some grainy hops. Lightly bitter, somewhat boozy, dry finish. Like a very malty/mead-y white wine. Light body bordering on light-medium. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. An interesting and easy to drink beer, but one that overstays its welcome a bit. Taste is a strong 6, too bad the grapes arent a bit brighter and the finish isnt slightly cleaner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
ichmachebier (12) - - MAR 28, 2017
Aroma: Grapes and Grain Appearance: Golden, clear, nice Taste: Is it wine, beer, or meade? Its good in small amounts Palate: Much like light wine on palate Overall: Really enjoyed first swallow. By end of bottle was done. Will drink again, yet one is enough during a session.

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