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Atalanta - Orpheus Brewing

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41 Reviews
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Reviews: 41
Hads: 318
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 27.01%
Wants: 26
Gots: 81 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Orpheus Brewing
Georgia, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Keith_R on 05-27-2014

In the heroine Atalanta, we see the traits of what we aim for in all of our beers: piquant, deceptively robust, and a bit wild. A tart plum saison, Atalanta tastes of plums intermingling with spicy yeast, and a refreshing tartness that makes Atalanta as good for pairing with food as by itself.
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Reviews: 41 | Hads: 318
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the definition of a sessionable tart saison. dynamite smell, taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received some cans in a recent trade, dated October 2014.

Pours cloudy yellow with a good level of carbonation. Citrusy farmhouse smell reminds me of a Saison/Gose mix. Taste is phenomenal; the plum tartness brings you back for more. Well done Orpheus.

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Photo of archmundo
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A plum sour with a light mouth feel that finishes very clean. Can really taste the fruit and tartness. I could drink a ton of these on a warm day.

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Photo of dawgontap
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

One of my favorite new local beers. Nice (but not overpowering) sour note and something you can drink a few of. It's a beer nerd's version of a lake or beach beer. Very drinkable. And coming out in CANS!

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Photo of UTvols05
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very nice and balanced sour. Very sessionable and every time it's in my fridge, it's the first thing I reach for. I can't keep this stocked at home!

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Photo of DanGeo
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefbender
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lcanova
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks: cloudy and golden, with little to no head
Smell: hoppy and fruity, spicy yeast
Taste: tart with a fruity finish
Feel: light and smooth

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Photo of BeerYo
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites and perhaps the most refreshing beer I've had. The tartness blends perfectly with the Saison and fruit flavors. If I could only have one beer for summer it would be this.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mangbus
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can served in a pilsner glass.

Looks enticing, with a cloudy pale yellow-gold body, lloking like filter lemon juice, topped by a generous size, creamy white head The head has limited retention but leaves very nice lacing.

Aroma: funky, with a hint of wet leather, fruity and quite sour.

Flavor: a little less funky but even more tart than the aroma suggests. Quite fruity with a clear note of ripe plums but even more lemon.

Feel: medium-light body with medium carbonation; semi-dry finish.

O: a bit challenging, even after you get past the aroma, but the powerful fruity/tart flavor is sure to capture the hearts of many a lover of this style.

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Photo of jtladner
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtpHokie
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got 12 oz can in trade and poured in to Ommegang chalice

A- Pours a cloudy, watery-golden looking color and produced a massive billowy head that quickly dissipated.
S- barnyard and sour fruits
T- follows the nose with the fruits becoming a bit clearer. Plum, persimmon and a slight hint of citrus with a tad bit of barnyard muskiness. Prominent saison yeast taste with very little on hop bitterness.
M- Fairly heavy feel and lightly carbonated.
O- what a nice surprise. This beer, though a tad on the tart side, is highly chuggable. Each sip got better and would definitely seek out more from Orpheus.

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Photo of seavercm
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BravoDawg_WS
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
1.63/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong fruit aroma
Appearance- A light golden yellow color with a large white head.
Taste- The Plum flavor is very evident. Has a nice saison flavor mixed with the fruit.
Palate-Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall- A pretty good saison, I prefer Orpheus' Lyric Ale, but this is very good also.

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Atalanta from Orpheus Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.