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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 also among the first Jester King beers to be brewed with aged hops that were matured for an extended period of time in a horse barn approximately 300 yards from the brewery. Aged hops are traditionally used in the production of authentic Belgian Lambic. The aging process preserves the antiseptic properties of the hops, which serve to fend off unfriendly microorganisms, while significantly reducing the bittering components. Aged hops also take on a very different flavor than fresh hops, contributing to some of the barnyard and horse blanket flavors and aromas traditionally associated with Lambic. Some of these same flavors and aromas can be found in Detritivore, though Detritivore is not and does not purport to be Lambic. Authentic Lambic must be 100% spontaneously fermented, and can only be made in the Zenne Valley surrounding Brussels and in the city of Brussels itself.

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.

The grist for Detritivore was composed of malted barely and malted wheat. It is 5.5% alcohol by volume, with a finishing gravity of 1.000 and is 3.4 pH at the time of bottling.

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3.7
rhoihessegold (2479) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2017
09-09-17 // taster, draft. At Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Batch 3. Grainy, some sour cherries, funk, tart acidic.

3.8
Desverger (14688) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2017
[email protected] Extravaganza 2017, London - pink reddish pour with pinkish white head. Tart fruity with cherry prominence, red berry fruity backing, wooden accents, medium body, tart cherry laden fruity finish.

4.2
Iznogud (5078) - CROATIA - NOV 25, 2017
On tap at at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. Pours hazy milky red with small white head. Cherries, berries, funk, some lemon, lactic, some wood. Moderate tartness. Smooth texture. Soft carbonation. Easy drinkable. Light bodied.

4
The_Osprey (10145) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Jester King Detritivore'. Hazy vibrant pink, foamy off-white head. Aroma is clean and juicy with raspberry and cherry. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is smooth, good gummy sweets, some cherry of course, mixed fruits, clean and crisp with a dusty finish. Nice. (8-4-8-4-16=4.0)

3.9
fombe89 (4567) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 14, 2017
On Tap. @EurHop, Roma 07/10/2017
Color rojizo, aromas espediacos, sabor frutal seguido de notas especiadas, cuerpo medio.

3.7
MrTipple (7862) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet berries, peach, molasses, vanilla. Hazy pink, small, creamy, reddish head. Light sour. Sour berries, light wood, lemon zest, lime, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Beautiful aroma. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 17, Canada Water.

3.7
Scopey (17078) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2017
Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. It pours hazy pink with a small white head. The aroma is soft, sweet – sour, creamy, fresh cherry, funk and fruit pie. The taste is crisp, dry, soft tartness, rather fruity, fresh cherry, sherbet, bit of sour candy and some bread with a soft cherry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and well – rounded. Perhaps not as complex as some of their beers, but it is very chuggable stuff nonetheless.

4.1
sebletitje (10722) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2017
Draft @ Beavertown Extravaganza'17. Dorée/orange, col fin blanc. Arôme au bouquet de cerise assez modéré avec de fines effluves aigrelettes et un effet de farineux pâtissier en rétro. Palais tire sur qcq tanins de cerise, peau de cerise pour une aigreur modérée et cerises noires avec un agréable effet de boisé - chêne. Râpeux sur la fin et un effet funk tirant sur le Cantillon-esque. Vraiment une belle maitrise des levures et des assemblages dans un résultat quasi de vieux lambics.

4.2
moldovan9807 (572) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 17, 2017
Aroma is pretty light, nice cherry with a touch of flower spice. The taste is cherry with light malt, very simple, but super easy to drink and delicious.

4
ciocanelu (3324) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 16, 2017
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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