Serpent Bite

Georgia
United States
Orpheus Serpent Bite Sour beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Just as the Serpent Bite and loss of Eurydice was the catalyst for Orpheus’s journey, our love for hops and sour beers was the catalyst for Orpheus Brewing. Serpent Bite is a dry-hopped, sour saison, with a tart bite, and notes of orange and tropical fruit.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
Hops: 
Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: 
Two-Row, White Wheat
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma of this dry-hopped sour beer is quite fruity, dominated by grapefruit and passion fruit. Accompanying the fruitiness is a low acidity. There is no malt aroma, and it’s obvious this example won’t veer into funky territory. It is milky yellow in the glass with a moderate white head that does eventually collapse into nothing. This beer’s flavor is altogether fruity (hop-derived), again dominated by grapefruit. It’s bitter, for sure, but the hop flavor is more prominent. It finishes tart and bitter, with a lingering grapefruit flavor. As it warms, a clean lactic flavor becomes more apparent. The medium-light body and high carbonation make this example refreshing enough to enjoy a second.