Atalanta | Orpheus Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Orpheus Brewing
Georgia, United States | website

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
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
383
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
97
For Trade:
4
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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 383
Reviews by charlzm:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +6.7%
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 +13.3%
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 +10.8%

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 beertunes
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to RichJ1970 for this one from his box in NBS BIF #3. 12oz can poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy straw yellow color with about an inch of champagne-like white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

The aroma was mostly subtle grain and spicy yeast, with just a hint of plum flavors. On the tongue, the bubbly carbonation carried the grains across the palate, with the tasty yeast spice dominating. At the back of the palate, the plum flavor developed late, and lingered pleasantly.

The body was light and crisp, and the lively carbonation bubbled across, leading to a crisp, dry finish. Drinkability was great, I could easily see draining these while tubing down the Nooksack (or any) River on a sunny day. Overall, an outstanding brew, a must-try if you can.

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Photo of UTvols05
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
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 -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefbender
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lcanova
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
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 +10.6%
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 -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mangbus
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -16%
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 -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beer21
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +4.7%

Photo of BravoDawg_WS
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
1.63/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

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Atalanta from Orpheus Brewing
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