Dogfish Head Midas Touch
Finally tried this tonight at O'Brien's. What a great beer!
Apparently based on a Sumerian beer recipe, made with honey, muscat grapes, and saffron. 9% alcohol and very reminiscent of a dessert wine in flavor. It would probably be a good accompaniment to desserts, actually. A pity I can't find this in stores, as it's easily my favorite so far of the Dogfish Head beers.
Anyone else tried it? Or know where to buy?
I had this on draft at my local pub last Friday and had trouble with it. Because of the use of honey and grape juice and malted barley it is certainly complex but in a contrived manner (to me). I guess that I should take some of my own advice and try to judge this beer on it "own terms". But what was always brilliant about beer, wine and whisky (that I've enjoyed) to me was the irony of the level of complexity that can come about from using limited starting ingredients.
Dogfish head: yum yum. I love their 60 and 90 minute although their aprihop and courant seasonals are fantastic
Other micro favorites
Lagunitas Maximus IPA is my favorite beer. It's so rich and tasty.
Rogue Dead Guy Ale: all their offerings are yummy.
Avery, Whale's Tale by stirrings, flying dog
Lately, I've been all over the pale ale by the peak organic beer company
if you liked midas touch, you should pick up their new 750ml offfering, chateau jiahu. similar theory, only this time they are using an ancient chinese beer recipe brewed with " pre-gelatinized rice flakes, Wildflower honey, Muscat grapes, barley malt, hawthorn fruit, and Chrysanthemum flowers"
not my cup of tea so much but somewhat similar to MT.