Midas Touch is the first of their "historic recreation" beers, based on the archaeological remains of vessels found in a tomb from circa 700 BC. Their capsule description:
This recipe is the actual oldest-known fermented beverage in the world! Our recipe showcases the known ingredients of barley, white Muscat grapes, honey & saffron found in the drinking vessels in King Midas’ tomb! Somewhere between a beer, wine and mead, this smooth, dry ale will please with Chardonnay or I.P.A. drinker alike.
It’s also a hefty 9% alcohol by volume, so watch out—you don’t notice this when you’re drinking it.
Appearance: Golden honey color, slight haze. Head is "rough" and yellowish. ("Rough" means rocky, choppy; has a broken, rough look to it.)
Smell: Sweet honey—very like a mead—with floral and grape juice notes.
Taste: Sweet, almost sickly sweet, lots of mead flavors here. It masks the strength well. Nice fruit notes and a delicate hint of tiny flowers—from the saffron, I’d guess. Very much more like a fruity wine than a beer.
Mouthfeel: Very bubbly and carbonated—sparkling. A tad dry like a white wine. Body is almost like a thin syrup.
Overall: Dangerously drinkable, very sweet and very good. Even my wife liked it—liked it as in, she would drink this regularly, and that’s only happened with Lindemans Framboise.