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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL 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 mash saison, with a tart bite, and notes of orange and tropical fruit.

Food pairing
Serpent Bite is moderately assertive, citrusy, and acidic. Rich meats, fatty fish, and ripe cheese will be complemented by the fruit character and nicely cut by the acidity.

Composition
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Apollo
Grain: two row barley, white wheat
Fermentation: wild sour mash, French saison yeast
ABV: 6.5%

Packaging
Draft

Availability
March-July

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3.7
DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2017
Sampler at Liquor Express. Pours straw with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Has some solid citrus and sour notes on the nose and tongue. Finished clean. Solid.

3.3
crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Draft to plastic. A to go beer in savannah. The entire country needs this. Hazed gold pour. Aroma is tart and juicy. Flavor is tart. Some spices and herbs. Decent.

3.8
j12601 (13298) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a medium sized white head. A rich of citrus on the nose, soft musk,a bit of fruit. Medium bodied, soft and light, gently acidic, soft fruit, light citrus and lemon. Clean and easy, nice musk and citrus with some dusty hops over gentle bitterness.

2.5
DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Pours a cloudy light golden with a short-lived dull white head. Subdued sour nose. Full mouthfeel. Somewhat astringent. Moderately sour with increasing acidity.

3.4
blackoutblues (16) - - JUL 22, 2017
Not much aroma. Hazy golden color. Really good sour flavor that takes a second to notice, but is strong. Isn't too taxing on your palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Tastes of salty lemon build sharply and fade quickly to a grainy, lager-like finish without a real lasting sourness or bitterness. A refreshing summer lemonade. Not my personal favorite sour (the dry hop makes it a little too lager-like which I’m not a fan of) but the flavor build is interesting and I see why it’s appreciated.

3.8
oobawa (1859) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Tasty, tasty sour, big and citric and tart with a lovely interplay between the intense yeasty/lacto sourness and the bright orange from the mandarinas. Slight toasted grain underneath the tart front, and a firm bitterness shores up the finish. Modest funk pops up on the fade. Good beer.

3.8
lavaaaron (128) - - MAY 18, 2017
Love this beer. One of my favorite dry hopes sour beers. First 90 degree day and I had one of these by the pool - it's that kind of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2017

Can 12fl.oz. @ BeerTemple, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 RR.

[ As Orpheus Serpent Bite ].
ABV: 6.0%. Clear light yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, moderate yeasty, tart, grapes, light earthy, vinegar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate acidic with a average to long duration, grapes, tart, sweet malt, sour - tart, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160905]
6-3-8-3-15

3.7
KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2017
Can from Maekchu. Grat lemon nose with home yogurt. Pretty pastel yellow color, cloudy. Rich fruit flavors of pineapple and grapefruit. Nicely tart. Good stuff.


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