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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dogfish Head - Midas Touch

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Dogfish Head - Midas Touch
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
6 Cannery Village Center
Milton, DE USA
Est. 1995 

Brain Damage Quotient = 9.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Mostly orange with yellow hues.
Poured to a little over a one finger tall, white head.
Honey and dry grape tastes up front. More honey on the finish.
Good amount of carbonation.
Medium mouth feel with dry finish.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
The World of Beer's colors are predominantly black and gold, so it was fitting that this beer was chosen as my 50th selection.  That honor gets you a WOBculture T-shirt emblazoned with the university block font 5 0 on the back.  Nice shirt for a milestone.

Midas Touch Ale has honey, white muscat grapes and saffron in the mix.  It's made from an ancient Egyptian recipe. The bottle has a fingerprint on the label, suggesting that King Midas himself touched this nectar to turn it gold. It is the muscat grapes that fascinate me the most.  These are typically seen in dessert wines. They give a sweetness that is very pleasant in aroma and body.  It was a pleasant drink for the 50th selection, adding that it was my "just desserts!"

You won't be sitting around the Pharaoh's tomb drinking too many of these, as the sweetness doesn't lend itself as a session style beer.  And at 9% ABV, it would make an outstanding enbalming fluid for mummification!

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