This right here is not your normal beer origin story. The folks at Dogfish Head have recreated this beer based off chemical residue on a 2,700 year old artificat found in the tomb of King Midas. Dogfish Head teamed up with a molecular archaeologist to decode this residue into the ingredients from which they created the recipe for this exotic brew.
Brewer: Dogfish Head
Beer: Midas Touch
Style: Ancient Ale
Ingredients: barley, white Muscat grapes, honey and saffron (per Wikipedia)
Pours a dirty orange color with hints of gold. There was a fair head but it shrank away in moments.
The smell reminds me of grapes, honey and malt all making me wonder if this is some kind of wine/mead/beer concoction.
It’s got a very sweet flavor with fruit and honey followed by some spices I can’t place but guess to be saffron. It’s a little overly sweet to my palate.
Super carbonated mouth feel with a very light body. Definitely my favorite feature of this beer.
I don’t know much about wine and have had it very few times. However it strongly reminds of the few glasses of chardonnay I’ve tried before. That’s not really bad I mean this is an enjoyable brew that hides it’s 9% and would be good to get drunk on. My biggest problem with this beer is the price tag; 4-packs of this will run you $10 and up which is not worth it in my opinion.
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