Monday, December 26, 2011

Dogfish Head Midas Touch

type: ale
origin: Milton, DE
price: $5/12oz (a guess)
abv: 9%
NSP: 6.4
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True to the Dogfish Head mission statement, this is certainly unique.  Simply put, it tastes like a Michelob mixed with a nice white wine.  So, I definitely taste the "Muscat grapes", but I'm not sure where the saffron comes into play, but I assume the effect would be noticeable without it.  The flavors are crisp and straightforward, and surprisingly you can hardly tell it's sitting high at 9%.  That's still quite impressive to me.  Also, I'm tasting those cola-like flavors (e.g. Old Tempest).  Is that the yeast's influence (good), or oxidation (bad)?  Either way, I'm a pretty big fan of this brew.

2 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're a Midas fan, Andy. Cheers!

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  2. Thanks for reading, Justin. It makes me wonder what "beer" was like way back when...

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