Sunday, November 15, 2009

Midas Touch

The story goes that everything King Midas touched turned into gold. The Midas Touch by Dogfish Head Brewing, is based on an ancient beverage found in the Midas Tomb from 2700 years ago. This is really cool. Unfortunately, the beer was kinda gross. The bottle I had was from December 2008, almost a year ago. Almost as impressive as the scrapings of an ancient bottle, no?
Appearance: a cloudy orange, small off-white head, not much visible carbonation.
Smell: Sweet. Honey, a little bit of spice, and at times, a whiff of bakery.Taste: Woah. 1 sip had a bunch of different flavors. The first taste went from sweet to spicey to bitter to fruity to alcohol. Later I refined this to be: Malts->honey->grains and spice->alcohol and dark fruits, grapes. The alcohol was definitely present in the taste. Mouthfeel: Medium to thin and on the flat side
Drinkability: Not very good for me. In theory this is a really cool beverage. And I'm glad they had booze back in the days of yore. But this was a little too complex for my taste buds. Which, by the by, did not turn into gold upon tasting.
C

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