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Atalanta - Orpheus Brewing

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Atalanta
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BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orpheus Brewing visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Keith_R on 05-27-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

charlzm, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Keith_R, May 27, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Peanut, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

wrw5031, Aug 27, 2014
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100200300, Jun 09, 2014
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largadeer, Sep 11, 2014
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DrMindbender, Jul 26, 2014
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wcu80, Jun 09, 2014
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KG710, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

khargro2, Jun 06, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy yellow with a one finger head, that dissipates to a white collar. OK lacing.

S - Sauerkraut and lemony tart notes up front, hint of pit fruit and saison esters in the background.

T - Plum and esters come through more on the palate than the nose, balances out the sourness really nicely and ads an awesome complexity to the whole beer.

M - As light, airy, and refreshing as a beer can be. Dissipating, refreshing finish.

O - A great, ballsy flagship. The first batch of this beer is fantastic and it's only getting better. Orpheus is already making ATL's beer scene proud.

Zach136, Jun 11, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orpheus Atalanta

"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."

32 oz growler poured into a Hair of the Dog tulip glass.

A: Light gold color and hazy. Smooth, white foam stand that dissipates quickly.

S: Spicy yeast (citrus zest) with peach/plum stone fruit notes. Light wheat character.

T: Lemon tartness, lactic, plum juice, wheat malt, no bitterness.

M: Medium-light body, medium carbonation, slight puckering. Would expect this to be a little bit drier and a little more effervescent.

O: Delicate, tart fruit beer. Described by the brewery as a plum saison, but seems more like a Berliner with the tart & wheat characters, lack of spicy hops and sweeter finish. Very drinkable though; would like to get some cans for the pool when they come out later this summer.

melliott2811, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

rickcrip76, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Mknght, Jul 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

GeorgiaGirl93, Jun 25, 2014
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WarEagle04, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

Mlawrence, May 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting an refreshing beer from this new brewery in Atlanta. Poured from a growler purchased today from Tucker Growlers. I really like the tartness from the plums here- they add a nice punch to the rather soft Saison notes of herbs and white pepper. The beer does seem a little unfinished- a bit too yeasty and not quite enough snap for me for a Saison, but the sourness goes a long way to help make up for it. Nice to see people making something different for summer around here, so kudos for that.

Georgiabeer, Jul 18, 2014
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shivtim, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing sour plum saison! Tart but not too sweet. Very refreshing in the hot Georgia sun. Loved how light it was but with a little sour kick. Some found it more sour than I did but i'm a sour nerd so it tasted lightly sour to me. Can't wait to try more sours from this awesome new brewery! I once tried their sour blueberry beer (Wandering Blues) and it was as good as any Cantillon I've had. This is the brewery to watch!

CrookedVulture, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Atalanta from Orpheus Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.