Detritivore | Jester King Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Detritivore was made by adding the same cherries that were used to make Montmorency vs. Balaton to fresh beer in stainless steel and allowing the combined beer and fruit to referment to dryness. This was the same technique that we originally used to make La Vie en Rose with the raspberries from Atrial Rubicite. As with La Vie en Rose, the second refermentation of the fruit results in subtler, more delicate flavors, as compared with the more intense flavors that result from the initial refermentation.

Detritivore is fermented using native yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country, but is not spontaneously fermented, as our brewers actively introduce our house blend of saccharomyces, native wild yeast, and souring bacteria to the wort, rather than relying on inoculation by ambient, airborne microorganisms. We brewed 100% spontaneously fermented beer both last winter and the previous winter, but all of this beer is currently aging in oak barrels and has yet to be released.

Added by markgugs on 07-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,068
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
345
pDev:
7.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
85
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Gus_13
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pink in color with a white head that disappears quickly. Nose is tart fruit, bit of a peppery dried fruit note as well. Taste is tart as well but has a bit of mineral character too. Drinks super easy and refreshing. The spent cherries add a great note to this without it coming across as a flat out fruit beer and there is still a Saison vibe to it. I always love popping this one.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopley
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma is has some funky and dusty farmhouse notes. Taste is tart and fruity with some dusty grains and unripe fruits.

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Photo of jlvanderhoek
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.82/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dull pinkish hue reminiscent of ruby grapefruit juice in color and clarity. Nose expresses tart cherries, a hint of brine and a slight medicinal quality akin to cherry Sucrets. Taste consistent with nose; however, it comes off a bit muted and watery. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, even carbonation and a mild astringency. All and all, a decent farmhouse albeit a bit watery.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdimento
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacob17
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _JLPK_
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful sparkling clear rose-peach with a soft fizzy white head that quickly dies to a collar and a spotty film.

Smell is bright funk with a little brie, oak, lemon and cherry, black pepper and even a little softened strawberry. It's definitely more vibrant and light-hearted than its big brother MvB.

Taste is tart, with freshly baked dark cherries, and lots of them, but far in the background, nice and round and deep. The tartness comes on the front end with a nice crisp feel, a little pie crust-like funk and malt with a hint of oak and blackberry follows.

Light and effervescent with a semi-dry finish, it's way too easy to down one of these bottles and wonder where it went.

Batch #3 2016 vintage

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Detritivore from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 345 ratings