Atalanta | Orpheus Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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:
#3,543
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
441
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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27
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 62
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

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

I was impressed by this brew, I had little hopes going into it but it really pulled through for me.
Paired with Cajun red beans and rice.

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Photo of BrettBrews
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnorris404
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tombo94
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of concordhijinx
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a sniffer arrived with a hazy pale straw color. Not very much head. A faint lemon is toned down a bit by subtle plum sweetness and the spicy yeasts is present. forward with a bready taste and an immediate sour pull. followed on by a later lemon and yeast and finishes the same was as the smell with a subtle sweetness from the plum. A less than medium level of carbonation and crispiness. Overall, this was extremely refreshing, I wish I started the evening with this one as opposed to my other endeavors as this would have been even more refreshing as the sun was still hitting my face. It was very subtle in all its flavors and reminded me more of gose than a saison. But quite refreshing as it did not disappoint.





Overall: What a daring and unusual choice for a flagship beer; creative and well-balanced, this is a great beer for the warm weather found most of the year in Atlanta

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

Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Atalanta from Orpheus Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 441 ratings