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Atalanta - Orpheus Brewing

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.81%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Orpheus Brewing visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Keith_R on 05-27-2014

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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of AndyEdgar
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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.

Photo of archmundo
4.6/5  rDev +13%
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.

Photo of dawgontap
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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!

Photo of UTvols05
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

Photo of DanGeo
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lcanova
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
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

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sourdog
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of jtladner
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of seavercm
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of jburns301
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peanut
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Draft from the Orpheus inaugural tasting and tour session at their Atlanta brewery 5/26/14.

A: Beautiful golden murkiness

S: Moderate smell with a little bit of earthiness and bread

T: Straightforward but delicious. It has a light sour note and a light fruit note. Quaffable.

M: Perfect carbonation, light bodied

O: This is a very solid flagship and seems to foreshadow great things to come for a brewery that is partial to saisons, sours, fruit treatments, and barrel treatments.

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of caulfield
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice mouthfeel, interesting use of the style. This will probably appeal to sour lovers, yet this has a great accessible taste & is great for the style. A unique saison; I'll buy it again.

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Atalanta from Orpheus Brewing
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