Atalanta | Orpheus Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Orpheus Brewing
Georgia, United States
orpheusbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Keith_R on 05-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,955
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
454
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
110
Trade:
3
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Photo of ummswimmin
3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sirzekel
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can purchased from Macon, GA. Poured into North Coast tall snifter. No can dating.

Hazy golden color with a fluffy white head of 3 fingers, lots of nice broken lacing as it recedes.

Interesting mix in the aroma. I get MAJOR passion fruit. Not so much plum, but lots of passion fruit. Slight red grapefruit. Perhaps the plum combined with the acidity/pepper/tang of the yeast creates this aroma. Nice crisp pilsner presence as well.

Wow, tart is the word. This is like biting into fresh, unripe passion fruit. Got some slight green apple skin going on here too. Funky, clove-y, peppery yeast hangs out in the background as a spectator. Bringing salinity and sourness much like a Gose. Bready finish. Definitely a mouth pucker-er.

Feel is clingy and sticks around a bit longer than necessary like a guest who keeps talking in the doorway on their way out. I can't seem to scrub it from my palate. It hangs on almost like a foam. Crisp build-up before that though.

Overall, maybe not something I'd visit again but it's far from mediocre. Good take on the Saison, perhaps I'm too picky, but if you like passion fruit do it. You'll love it.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into Three Philosophers wine glass.

Appearance - Small white frothy head with loose patchy lacing and moderate to moderate low retention. Body is opaque medium yellow with no sediment or carbonation. 3.75

Smell - Spicy yeasty banana. Mild. 3.75

Taste - Mild, balanced tart and sweetness. I guess I sound like a scrub for saing it, but apple. I guess my brain equates tart with green apple. 4.25

Mouthfeel - Crisp and clean throughout, with a tart front end. Interesting but not inaccessible. 4.5

Overall - Great session beer, one of the more complex sessions I've had. 4.25

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Photo of ruzzal
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbwalker
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of geryeb624
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of comrade_hanson
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a whole lot more I can say about this beer that hasn't already been said. This was the beer that got me into sours though, and even now I still look back on it fondly. All in all it's definitely a nice sour plummy saison that you should try if you're ever around Atlanta (especially since you can find this beer on tap at several different bars now).

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CabbageA19
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sk8kidamh
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IRAhopbomb
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite a good berliner/tart saison. Crisp with a champagne type mouthfeel. Very refreshing on a hot day!

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Photo of Buck89
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned one month ago. Poured into a snifter. Foamy right from opening the can. A careful pour resulted in a hazy golden-straw color with a three-finger bright white head that slowly settled, leaving clumps of persistent foam in the glass. Great aroma: tart plums, doughy bread, and faint pepper. The taste was less tart than expected with a mild tartness and great juicy plum flavor. Nicely balanced with bready malt and faint notes of lemon pepper. Relatively low carbonation after the pour. A dry, clean finish.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very light crystal clear champagne color. Thick frothy white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head and no lacing.

Smell has notes of tart plum, lemons, wheat, bready malts and a hint of spicy yeast.

Taste follows the nose with notes of tart plum and lemon giving way to a strong wheaty malt backbone. A light yeast flavor is present. Somewhat tart, but not very strong. Somewhat dry finish.

Feel is light, but not super crisp. Medium bodied. Lightly carbonated.

Someone called this refreshing and I agree wholeheartedly. It would make a fantastic summer beer. Overall definitely a beed you want to try if you get the chance.

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Photo of BigGold
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had at Chicken + Beer, ATL, poured from 12-oz. can, stamped on bottom “CANNED ON 11/06/17,” into tulip. Excellent, but disappointingly little plumb, and take note this is more wild sour than saison.

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Photo of jdduffie
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aoneatwo
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Atalanta from Orpheus Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 454 ratings