Jester King’s Detritivore: A Wild Ale Brewed with Cherries

detritivore

Detritivore is fermented using native yeast and bacteria from the Texas Hill Country, but is not spontaneously fermented, as the brewers actively introduce a house blend of saccharomyces, native wild yeast, and souring bacteria to the wort, rather than relying on inoculation by ambient, airborne microorganisms. Brewed with 100% spontaneously fermented beer from both last winter and the previous winter with cherries added.

Final Rating: 4.53/5

look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Jester King stemmed glass.

Pours a deep gold, super hazy body with a big fluffy white head that rises quickly and reduces slowly to leave a ring of foam.

Aromas of sharp lactic, tart citrus, fruit skins, some funk, sour cherry.

First notes to touch the tongue are big tart fruit notes, citrus rind, astringent fruit skin, lactic acid, champagne, and apples. The follow through/aftertaste reveals ever so slight cherry notes.. very subtle but definitely there and delicious!

Super crisp with high carbonation and a light, easy drinking body.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer, one of the best I’ve had from Jester King. Super solid as a wild ale, complex and balanced with a nice touch of cherries on the finish. Hope they brew it again!

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