Flower Power
A Review of Midas Touch by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Posted on 4/23/2011 by La-di-dada
I'll admit it. I'm a girl-drink drunk. I'm drinking a pina colada right now, in fact.

Earlier tonight, I drank a Dogfish Head Midas Touch. My BFF Cody had picked it out for me at Whole Foods this afternoon. I asked her, ''Which beer do you want to know about?'' And she said, ''Um... how about the pretty purple one?'' Sure thing. Even if it sucked, I'd have something to write about, right?

Whole Foods was out of cups, so I waited til I got home. Even though I'm new to this beer reviewing thing, I know well enough to pour beer into a respectable receptacle. The brew was lighter than I'd expected, with a foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly.

This beer is 9% alcohol, so I expected it be darker. But no... I poured out a tea-colored brew with a big ol' head that smelled more like incense than beer.

I have to say... it tastes pretty smooth, especially considering the high alcohol content. Nonetheless, it just didn't win me over. I tried to like it, especially after reading some fascinating history on the Dogfish Head site:

''This recipe is the actual oldest-known fermented beverage in the world! It is an ancient Turkish recipe using the original ingredients from the 2700 year old drinking vessels discovered in the tomb of King Midas. Somewhere between wine & mead; this smooth, sweet, yet dry ale will please the Chardonnay of (sic) beer drinker alike.''

Despite the typo, the brewer's description is pretty accurate, with the exception that Chardonnay is not nearly as floral or sweet as this beer. As I stated earlier, I like a sweet girlie drink. (Mmmmm. These pina coladas are tasty!) This beer is probably worth a try for beer history buffs. Beyond that, I'd steer clear of the Midas Touch... unless you like drinking potpourri.

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