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Friday, March 4, 2011

Dogfish Head Midas Touch Ancient Ale

Who can deny the geeky amazingness of analyzing the archeological findings of drinking vessels in a Turkish tomb 2,700 years old and saying "Hey... we should brew that!"  Dogfish Head certainly couldn't, which is why I'm fortunate enough to drink Dogfish Head Midas Touch Ancient Ale today.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch poured a mildly carbonated honey hue in the glass, with a loose head that quickly dissipated, leaving mo lacing on the side of the glass.  The nose was an exotic mix of flowers, honey, and grass.

Dogfish Head Midas Touch began with a pleasant saffron and wine start, a little crisp and dry on the front and melted into a sweet, honey-centric middle.  As the beer faded, the body dried up and it ended on a lingering biscuit note.  

There's a lot going on with Midas Touch; moments of wine-like delicacy, a sweetness that somehow manages to never overwhelm, and a dry, distinct finish that turns the entire tasting experience upside down.  This is a fantastic brew for someone looking to try something different, or even the wine drinker who avoids beer.  

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