Demi-Tone | Jester King Brewery

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11 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Demi-Tone (blueberries) follows in our lineup of refermentations with spent fruit, which includes La Vie en Rose (raspberries), Detritivore (cherries), and Grim Harvest (blackberries). The result of refermenting on spent fruit is a more subtle fruit character and arguably more complexity in terms of the fermentation profile.

We’ve always been a little cautious when working with blueberries, as we’ve encountered acetic (vinegary) issues in the past, which we’ve always dumped down the drain. Some may recall our Blueberry FAIL of 2014, which resulted in a beer with some very harsh, sharp acidity. We’ve come a long way since our first attempt of working with blueberries, and we believe Demi-Tone is a really great expression of one of our core philosophies — allowing native yeast and bacteria to create interesting flavors and aromas through the fermentation of grains and fruit.

Demi-Tone was made by taking a young (1-2 month old) farmhouse ale brewed with well water, malted barley, malted wheat, oats, and hops, and refermenting it with the spent (or leftover) blueberries from Jester King Colour Five. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. Demi-Tone is 6.3% alcohol by volume, 11 IBU, 3.6 pH, and has a finishing gravity of 1.001 (0.25 Plato). It was packaged on March 7th, 2017.


Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-08-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
11
Reviews:
1
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Sabtos
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Doing a side by side with Colour Five, I'm surprised to find these have a really similar color and appearance, but Demi-Tone is slightly lighter. The other spent fruit beers I've had have been drastically lighter than their full fruit counterparts. Demi-Tone is hazy purple-red with minimal light purple hued head that dies off to leave a red wine appearance.

Smell is bright funk, sharp grapefruit, lemon, green apple and hay. Blueberries are faint, but bright and still seem ultra fresh like they did in the base!

Taste is tart lemon-blueberry jam, Sweet Tarts, light barnyard funk, all really crisp and more balanced than the base, with a light effervescence and semi-dry to semi-wet finish.

Really easy drinking and great for enjoying the summery sunshine on the patio.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color, mild Blueberry and tartness. Very good sour.

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Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juneof44
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Demi-Tone from Jester King Brewery
4.17 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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