Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Midas Touch Clone Home Brew

Midas Touch Clone Home Brew

This review was actually done at the same time as the previous review; Midas Touch Golden Elixir. An anonymous friend has brewed this home brew of version of Midas Touch. The recipe is from “Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home” by Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head). 

 Homebrew on Left
The beer pours a hazy dark amber with orange hues and an off white to tan head.

The nose is modest with sweet dark caramel malt aromas with little to no hop presence.

Wow, what an impressive first sip. This is nothing like the commercial version. This beer truly has some substance to it.

This experience starts out with a sweetness up front on the tip of the tongue. That is followed by the most exquisite mouthfeel as this wonderful nectar washes over the tongue in the middle of the sip. By the time you get to the back end there is the hesitation that normally comes with a big beer. Once that is overcome the swallow is silky smooth and that leads into a velvety finish. The finish is just astounding with sweet rich malt flavors, rich sweet dark fruit esters and a touch of light spice. This is all riding on a yeasty background. The final aftertaste is a lingering malt and fruit sweetness.

Wow, what a phenomenal beer.

This beer is at room temperature now and it’s even more phenomenal than when it was chilled. I only have a sip or two left of this exquisite home brew left. I’m trying to savor it as long as I can.

Wow, delicious to the last warm drop. This is a solid A+. I think Sam should look at the difference in what he brews commercially and what he put in his extreme homebrew book because the homebrew is far superior to the commercial beer.

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